The website will be undergoing a complete overhaul in the next few
months and updates will be sporadic during the transformation. In the
meantime, please check out the Sunshine Skies Facebook page which is updated almost daily. Thanks!
The women of Air Florida welcome you to Sunshine Skies!
the Sunshine Skies website,
the online companion to the book Sunshine Skies:
Historic Commuter Airlines of
Florida and Georgia.
is dedicated to preserving and exploring
history of the more than 80 commuter, regional, intrastate and local
service airlines that have graced
the skies of the Sunshine and Peach States from
the 1910s through the present day. Airlines
International, PBA, Shawnee
Metro Express, Air
Florida and others. You'll
postcards, historic items, timetables, photos from the LIFE archives
and lots of additional
info, not only about commuter airlines, but also the airports and old
propliners of the
southeastern USA. Sunshine
Skies.com also features a massive section on the history
- Jackson Atlanta International Airport,
with over 100 pages of photos, postcards, maps and a soundbite of that
mysterious robot voice known as HAL. Latest update: July 13,
The Sunshine Skies book
now available for $14.99!
right! Now you can enjoy your favorite hot beverage while
the latest updates at Sunshine Skies. The design features 10
aircraft of long gone historic commuter airlines of Florida: Mackey
International DC-6, Air Sunshine Convair 440, Shawnee Airlines DC-3,
Air Miami DH-114 Heron, Marco Island Airways Martin 404, Dolphin
Airways Bandeirante, Chalk's Turbo Mallard, Florida Airlines
Executive Airlines Twin Otter, and a PBA YS-11. Click HERE to see the artwork. Support
your caffiene habit while supporting this website!
mugs are available
through Cafe Press
Skies has been online a little over 4 years and the response has been
amazing. The site grew from a mere 397 hits in October 2008 to an
astonishing 1.6 million in October 2009. Enjoy your visit and please
let me know
if there are other airlines or items you'd like to see. Also, I'd love
to hear your
stories about these historic airlines and aircraft!
Website updated July 13,