This week marks the fifth anniversary of Florida One joining the fleet as our eighth flagship aircraft on April 23rd, 2010. The 737-700 serves as our high-flying tribute to the Sunshine State and the 4,300+ Employees that call Florida home.
Similar to the other flagship aircraft in the now fleet of 10, Florida One is a 110’ long depiction of the state’s flag. 46 gallons of 16 different colors of paint were used to illustrate the State Seal over the modern Cross of Burgundy.
Florida One was built by Boeing in Renton and then painted, before being briefly “hidden” near Lake Charles, Louisiana in a brown paper wrapping. It was then flown to Tampa where a celebration was held for its reveal. It then began a tour of the other Florida stations for Employees and Customers to get their first glimpse.
Within the next few years, Florida One will receive its scheduled paint refresh and a new Heart specialty tail. Up next will be the new Triple Crown One later this spring, which will be our third specialty bird in the bold new look.