The World’s First Commercial Airline

Courtesy St. Petersburg Museum of History Archives, photo no. P00550.

Get up close to
Aviation History!

Our signature exhibit traces the story of commercial aviation from its inception in St. Petersburg on January 1, 1914. The Flight One gallery proudly features a full-size working replica of the Benoist Airboat, which propelled Tony Jannus and the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line into commercial aviation history.