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Bahamas Pilots Guide 2013 Hot Off The Press:
INDIO, CA-- Don't forget to grab a copy of this years guide. It's full of important info that a pilot needs to have onhand when flying offshore. The Pilots Guide features overviews of all the Bahamas islands and resorts, as well as important trip planning, customs, and safety information.
Bahamian Relay Runners Really Fly, Bahamas Wins the Gold!
LONDON (AFP) - Bahamas won the men's 4x400m relay Olympic title here on Friday timing a national record of 2mins 56.72sec for their first gold in the event and first ever for the Bahamian men in athletics. Video Sting
Bahamas Gala Blowout Party at Oshkosh 2012
The Bahamas pulled out all the stops this year, with a grand dinner party at the Appleton Holiday Inn, Friday night. Play Video. IFP Chairman, Greg Rolle, hosted a dinner for everyone involved with the program, including many US government agencys. The fun continued Sunday night with EAA's Randy Hansen (Play Video) being honored for his great contribution to the International Federal Pavilion program. Read more on Airventure 2012
Discover new islands: "Up-South" Bahamas videos
NEW YORK, NY --The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, (BOIPB) has commissioned an island tour of the southern or "Up-South" Bahamas chain. Take a look at these 5 new aviation friendly videos, to help you plan your next trip to the islands. Visit "Up-South" Islands .
AOPA Visits The Bahamas
FREDRICK, MD --Craig Fuller here....just back a few days ago from a trip to the Bahamas. The Tourism Ministry invited us to come take a look at what the Bahamas offers the general aviation community and it was an extraordinary trip. I was joined by 5 colleagues and together we visited 5 islands in 5 days. All I can say, if you have not flown GA to the Bahamas, start planning a trip now! READ ARTICLE (AOPA members)
Bahamas Offers $300 "Instant Credit" for Private Pilots
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and the Bahama Out Island Promotion Board, recently announced a ground breaking promotion, “Private Pilot $300.00 Instant Credit Savings” for travel and stay at various Out Island resorts and hotels throughout the Islands of The Bahamas. Learn more here.
Bahamas sponsers International Federal Partnership video:
The new chairman of the IFP building, at EAA's AirVenture show at Oshkosh, is Bahamas Aviation Specialist, Greg Rolle. The International Federal Pavillion features outreach programs from US, Bahamas, and Canadian government agency's, helping to educate and inform private pilots. Greg has already made his mark on this prestigious post by producing a new video about the IFP exhibit. Watch the video here.
Bahamian Students star in Aviation Promotion:
Students from different islands who were part of the chock painting program, submited videos recorded on "flip phones". They explain why pilots should fly to the islands. You can view this colorful video here.
Sportpilot License Approved to visit Islands :
Gateway Program Expands:
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Select Florida FBO's, as emissaries, are spreading the word on the ease of flying to the premier tropical destination. FBO members include, Banyan, Showalter, Sheltair, APP, and Galaxy. Showalter will host the next Bahamas Day, Feb. 19, 2011 in Orlando.
The First Annual Bahamas Day hosted by Banyan Air Service, was a runaway success. Pilots crowded around vendors, enjoyed Bahamian cooking, attended many interestingseminars, and were entertained by a colorful Junkanoo band. Banyan Air Service, is a Bahamas Gateway FBO.
Bahamas Buzzing With GA Aircraft: More pilots are discovering how easy it is to fly yourself to the Bahamas. Private Pilots accounted for 476,593 room nights for the Bahamas, with the overwhelming majority going to the Family Islands. While the new eAPIS program is still getting tweaked, pilots reported few problems learning the system.
Chocks Feature Bahamian Student Artwork - General aviation chocks designed by students from the Out Islands of the Bahamas were given-away to pilots attending the Aviation Summit in Tampa, Florida. The program was a big hit at the show. Pilots lined up at the Bahamas Booth to get their pair, as well as listen to Greg Rolle explain flight procedures, and hand out resort literature.
Stella Maris On the Fly
Private Pilots heading to The Bahamas this summer will find a special deal at our Resort. Stella Maris Resort Club offers pilots making their first visit to our Long Island hotel a free night. Minimum stay 3 nights – pay for 2. more
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