Meet Reba

Reba is a Native Floridian with a passion for flying. With over 35 years of aviation experience and knowledge of day to day airport operations, she knows she is the right fit for the the St. Johns County Airport Authority. She has the right experience, the right knowledge and the right passion to serve St. Johns County.

  • Commercial pilot and airplane owner
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary: volunteer pilot for search and rescue operations
  • Co-founder and international officer of the Florida First Coast Chapter of “The Ninety-Nines” ( founded by Amelia Earhart
  • Past President, St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association (SAAPA)
  • Key role in revitalizing SAAPA at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (NFRA) (
  • President, SAAPA Education Foundation: providing scholarships for future aviators (
  • President, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Chapter 600
  • Advisory Board, St. Augustine High School Aerospace Academy
  • Former officer, Women in Aviation International: promoting women in aviation (
  • Angel Flights Southeast: volunteer pilot to transport patients for treatment
  • Key member of General Aviation Business Development Committee
  • Member, Airport Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Board Member, Aviation Center of Excellence (FSCJ Cecil Field)
  • First Lieutenant, Civil Air Patrol
  • Simulated Astronaut Training Program, NASA Huntsville
  • Past President, Sawgrass Women’s Club
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, Prudential Network/Berkshire Hathaway Realty
  • Former Vice President, Stokes/O’Steen Communities
  • Former accounting consultant for small law firms to transform bookkeeping files to digital systems

She has already played a key role in many of the improvements at the airport and helped it become a self sustaining entity.

  • Made recommendations for current Airport Master Plan and participated in planning for a Control Tower, Commercial Air Terminal, Customs Building
  • Provided key support in taking the airport off the tax rolls and committed to make our airport self-sustainable without being a burden to taxpayers
  • Chaired committee to award scholarships to young men and women for their future in aviation

What to see more videos of Reba’s vision and plan for the airport? Visit her YouTube page! 


“The Northeast Florida Regional Airport is an important economic gateway for our county and possible future transportation hub. We need an Airport Authority Board Member who can help provide an aggressive strategy for General Aviation, good financial management, and capital development for future operations.” -Reba Ludlow

  • Committed to keeping our airport self-sustainable without being a burden to taxpayers
  • Understands airport operations and possible opportunities for future sustainable growth
  • Committed to improving airport maintenace and activities
  • Dedicated to implementing a program for safety and airport sustainability

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