18 May, 2019

Silver Airways starts Orlando - Destin service in Florida

Bravo Zulu                          Photo Silver Airways
Silver Airways, the boutique style airline has launched flights between two historic U.S. Air Force bases – Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, located within Eglin Air Force Base, and Orlando International Airport, formerly McCoy Air Force Base, with a newly-painted military-themed aircraft named  “Bravo Zulu”. 

The aircraft is a flying salute to members of the US Armed Forces who have selflessly given of themselves to protect and serve the country. The Saab 340 was officially named “Bravo Zulu,” a long tradition and widely-used phrase throughout the military for a job well done. The messages “Saluting Service Members” and “All Gave Some – Some Gave All” is also inscribed on the plane.

“As Silver Airways starts new service between two important military communities ahead of Memorial Day, we are proud to unveil ‘Bravo Zulu’ as our tribute of appreciation to veteran and active-duty members of the U.S. military in salute of their tireless dedication and sacrifices in serving our country,” said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum. “To all who have served, to all who have given their lives, and to all who continue to serve, we thank you.”

During the inaugural festivities at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Silver Airways also presented a donation to the Invisible Wounds Center, which serves as a regional treatment centre for post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, associated pain conditions and psychological injuries. “The Invisible Wounds Center is extremely grateful for the generous donation from Silver Airways and we appreciate their lead in demonstrating community support and concern for our patients suffering from the invisible wounds of service, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and pain,” said Invisible Wounds Center Site Director/Medical Director Dr. Thomas R. Piazza, MD, MPH. “Silver Airway’s compassionate support of our service members from all military services and ranks will directly improve the quality and environment of care for these individuals.”

Silver Airways’ Orlando (MCO) – Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) service effective May 16, 2019, and Destin-Fort Walton Beach – Orlando effective May 17, 2019:
  Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Orlando – Destin-Fort Walton Beach 6:55 pm 8:01 pm 141 0 Daily
Destin-Fort Walton Beach – Orlando 7:21 am 10:05 pm 140 0 Daily

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