If you are ready to trade the winter weather for some warm sunshine, why not fly yourself to the Bahamas? It is easy to do, though it requires some additional pre-trip planning for the aircraft, pilot, and passengers. This two-minute video gives an overview of the process, as well a brief description of many of the items.
Rick Gardner, AOPA's representative for the Bahamas, and Director of Aviation Services for Caribbean Sky Tours, joins us to discuss the benefit of having your airplane with you during your visit to the Bahamas.
The pilot in command must have a current:
All U.S. registered aircraft must have:
12-inch registration marks
Altitude-reporting transponder or altitude-encoding transponder.
Aircraft with fuel tanks installed in the baggage or passenger compartments must have Form 337 on board.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires: