Response to the Bahamas $300 discount program mentioned in AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines' Waypoints column in the March issue of AOPA Pilot has been so strong that the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board has extended the offer until April 30. The original offer expired Feb. 28.
To qualify for the $300 discount, pilots must fly to one of the 33 participating Out Island resorts and stay four nights. Those staying three nights can qualify for a $200 discount. Reservations must be made directly with the participating resorts and the travel must be completed by June 30.
"After the article came out, I received numerous inquiries from AOPA members wanting to take advantage of the program, but the offer had expired," said Haines. "I contacted Greg Rolle, chief pilot and aviation specialist with Bahamas Tourism, and asked if they would consider extending the offer so that pilots could take advantage of it for flights to the Bahamas right before or after the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. Within a couple of days the offer was extended. That says a lot about how welcoming the Bahamas are to pilots flying light airplanes."
Complete details about the discount program can be found at the Out Islands of the Bahamas website.