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Bahamas Pilot Challenge winners announced

Article | Mar 14, 2014

PilotMall.com announces the winners of the 2013 Bahamas Pilot Challenge.

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Article | Feb 05, 2014

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Question of the week: Flying to the Bahamas

Article | Dec 20, 2013

Question: You are a U.S. citizen and you plan to fly to and stay in the Bahamas for a couple of days. Which personal documents must you have when you arrive as pilot in command?

Question of the week: Airports of entry

Article | Sep 16, 2013

When flying from the United States to an airport in Mexico, you must land at a Mexican airport of entry. When flying to Mexico from the Bahamas, your first landing must be at one of only two airports. Which airports are they?

Pilots help open children’s home in Bahamas

Article | Jun 27, 2013

Abused or neglected children on Current Island, Eleuthera, in the Bahamas now have a safe place to go—Zion Children’s Home. Two new houses, dedicated June 23, can accommodate eight boys and eight girls, along with a house parent in each.

Guide to Member Services

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Become an AOPA life member AOPA life members are dedicated to general aviation and promoting GA safety. "AOPA's life members rank among the greatest heroes of the past 100 years," says AOPA President Phil Boyer.

Pilots wait hours to clear customs, cross border

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Pilots trying to clear customs to return to the United States are feeling the effects of sequestration up close and personal—sometimes stuck in their aircraft for hours before being permitted to deplane. Rick Gardner, AOPA’s authorized representative for the Bahamas, Mexico, and Central America, contacted AOPA staff from Fort Lauderdale Executive after waiting in his aircraft for more than two hours to clear customs.

A look back at GA travels around the world

Article | Dec 20, 2012

In 2012, AOPA staff traveled the world to offer advice to budding aviation communities, report on emerging technology, and step into the shoes of pilots who fly over different topography and in a foreign regulatory landscape.

Organizing a Fly-Out to the Bahamas

Article | Dec 15, 2012

For pilots living in colder climates this time of year, the idea of a quick jaunt to a tropical island for a few days would be the perfect holiday gift. But you don’t have to live where it’s cold to take some R&R in a tropical paradise. The Bahamas is a year-round destination for two clubs are based at Page Field (KFMY) in Fort Myers, Florida. The Sundowners and the Fort Myers Flying Club hosted their latest Bahamas Fly-Out the weekend of the Dec. 7 - 9.

Answers for Pilots: Ah, the Islands!

Article | Dec 01, 2012

Winter escape! Island Retreat! Glorious vacation! I'm referring to the islands of the Bahamas - a popular aviation destination, and it's easier to fly there to than you may realize. Not sure what's involved in flying across the border? Here's a rundown of the requirements for a general aviation flight from the United States to the Bahamas.

PilotMall.com sponsors 2012-2013 Bahamas Pilot Challenge

Article | Oct 13, 2012

PilotMall.com has teamed up with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to give pilots a little extra incentive to visit the islands, about 45 miles east of Florida.

Topics Bahamas, Travel

Missing men, a mythic triangle made for television

Article | Oct 11, 2012

On April 20, 1980, a Greensboro, N.C., pharmacist called home from the Bahamas and reported he had one more stop to make before flying home in a Cessna 310. He was never heard from again.

Bahamas Habitat nominated for charity award

Article | Jun 19, 2012

Disaster-relief charitable organization Bahamas Habitat has been nominated for a prestigious nonprofit sector award for flying missions to provide clean drinking water to more than 143,800 people in earthquake-devastated Haiti.

Island hopping GA style

Article | May 31, 2012

The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board is hoping to attract private pilots to more islands by offering an incentive package to those who fly to multiple Out Islands during their visit.

Topics Bahamas, Travel

Donated Baron to fly familiar route for Bahamas Habitat

Article | May 02, 2012

Air Journey President Thierry Pouille was flying so much to keep up with demand for his aviation tours that the family aircraft sat idle on the ramp. Rather than see the Baron E55 twin decline, Pouille donated N63JL to Bahamas Habitat.

Redbird, Bahamas Habitat donate wings to island missionary

Article | Apr 02, 2012

Bahamas Methodist Habitat Executive Director Abraham McIntyre could soon earn his wings and the freedom "to be able to move when I need to move" after natural disasters thanks to Redbird Flight Simulations and Bahamas Habitat.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

When AOPA's founders first gathered at Wings Field outside of Philadelphia almost 73 years ago, they were part of a small but growing

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

“Americans are notoriously bad at geography, and I’m afraid that I fit that stereotype,” says Senior Editor Dave Hirschman. “I knew the Bahamas was somewhere off the east coast of Florida, but I had no idea just how close and accessible the islands are via general aviation” (“Another Day, Another Island,”).

Topics Bahamas, Travel

Another Day, Another Island

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

Three minutes after pushing the Cessna Caravan’s power lever forward at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport,
AOPA President Craig Fuller guides the lumbering airplane across the Florida coast and out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cirrus 'chutes to safety off Bahamas, none hurt

Article | Jan 11, 2012

Dr. Richard McGlaughlin was level at 9,500 feet msl when the engine stopped, freezing the propeller over warm Atlantic Ocean water near the island of Andros, Bahamas. Accounts of the successful deployment of the Cirrus SR22's parachute, and the Coast Guard rescue of McGlaughlin and his daughter, Elaine, 25, drew national attention. McGlaughlin recounted part of his experience on the AOPA Forums.

2012 'Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide' available

Article | Nov 04, 2011

The thirty-fourth edition of the Bahamas + Caribbean Pilot's Guide has been published. The 2012 edition of the 400-page spiral bound book includes newly designed island maps and an extended Haiti section for humanitarian aid pilots, according to Pilot Publishing Inc.