Sunshine Skies Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia. Photo by Bob Garrard.

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Hello! 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 girls of Air Florida welcome you!
The women of Air Florida welcome you to Sunshine Skies!
WELCOME to the Sunshine Skies website, the online companion to the book Sunshine Skies: Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia. Sunshine Skies is dedicated to preserving and exploring the 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 include Chalk's InternationalPBA, Shawnee Airlines, ASA, Eastern Metro Express, Air Florida and others. You'll find updates, photos, videos, 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 also features a massive section on the history of Hartsfield - 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, 2013
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That's right! Now you can enjoy your favorite hot beverage while checking out 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 DC-3, Executive Airlines Twin Otter, and a PBA YS-11. Click HERE to see the artwork. Support your caffiene habit while supporting this website!

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Sunshine Skies coffee mug!

THANKS FOR VISITING! Sunshine 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!

1. Vintage Atlanta Airport photos from the LIFE archives
2. Chalk's International Airlines
3. Crash of a Shawnee Airlines DC-3
4. History of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
5. Air Florida
6. Atlantic Southeast Airlines - ASA
7. Georgia Skies
8. Provincetown - Boston Airline
9. Eastern Metro Express
10. Air Florida Commuter
11. Wings Air
12. Shawnee Airlines
13. The 7 decade history of DC-3 N28AA
14. Old ATL hangars at Lenora Airport?
15. Dolphin Airways
16. Air Sunshine
17. Mackey International Airlines
18. Marco Island Airways
19. Florida Air Lines
20. Pan Am Air Bridge

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, at left, receives a copy of Sunshine Skies from National Museum of Commercial Aviation Chief Curator and Executive Director Grant Wainscott while attending the Dubai Airshow.

Website updated July 13, 2013

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