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Jet on a float joins holiday boat parade


When air charter and fractional ownership company Sky Limo of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wanted to do something community-minded for the holidays, participating in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Winterfest Boat Parade offered a perfect opportunity.

How does an aviation company participate in a boat parade? By putting an airplane on a boat, of course. In this case, the airplane was a 48-foot-long, eight-passenger Sabre 60 business jet. The boat was a barge, with the pairing producing a most unusual float for the boat parade.

That wasn’t all Sky Limo did. The company, its employees, and families collected more than 500 toys which were donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for distribution to children in need.

“We wanted to do something that—to our knowledge—has never been done before, while at the same time encouraging a family atmosphere amongst our employees. This was a project everyone here could have some fun with to celebrate the holiday season while doing something special for the community,” said Sky Limo President Thomas Conlan.

Founded in 1998, Sky Limo Corp. provides air charter, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, and whole and fractional aircraft sales at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, and offices in Orlando, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg/Tampa, Fla.

Dan Namowitz

Dan Namowitz

Dan Namowitz has been writing for AOPA in a variety of capacities since 1991. He has been a flight instructor since 1990 and is a 35-year AOPA member.

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