SRQ and Dolphin/Hawthorne Aviation will be supporting the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) from June 4 – June 14.  ATAC is the world’s largest outsourced civilian tactical airborne training organization.  They maintain a versatile and highly capable fleet of transonic and supersonic aircraft to support the US Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.  ATAC is contracted by the military to engage in various training missions such as fighter intercepts, basic fighter maneuvers, offensive and defensive counter-air tactics, and advanced electronic attack.

The Sarasota/Bradenton community can expect to see a variety of fighter jet aircraft arriving and departing the SRQ airport from June 4 – June 14.  The fighter jets include the F-21 Kfirs and the Mk-58 Hawker Hunters.

Additional information about ATAC can be found here:


Dave Hickey, Deputy Chief Pilot
Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) 
Tel. (757) 262-6770

Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, CEO
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Tel. (941) 359-2770, extension 4200