Private Flying In The Bahamas

Nearly every day, our weather is as clear as our water. The cumulus clouds dot the sky at around 2,500 feet in the morning, rising to 7,500 feet in the afternoon. These are the perfect conditions for flying. Wherever you’re headed, just about every vacation spot on The Islands Of The Bahamas has an airport where you can safely land. Plan a trip. File a flight plan. Take off, touch down, refuel your soul!

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Plan Your Bahamas Flying Trip

VFR Flight Planning

Flying The Bahamas is truly simple, well within the capabilities of the lightest single engine aircraft. Leaving the Florida east coast, first landfalls occur at Grand Bahama Island (60 NM) or Bimini (50 NM). Overlapping VOR/DME of NOB signals provide course guidance from the US coast and throughout the most frequently traveled routes in the Bahamas. Interested in taking a quick glance at our Aviation Map?

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Checklist To Enter/Leave

To increase your enjoyment in flying to The Islands Of The Bahamas, we have created a short list of steps for entering and leaving that includes filing the eAPIS.

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Bahamas FBOs

Your island experience begins with the warm welcome and exceptional service that awaits at the Bahamas FBO.

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Bahamas Fly-Ins

The Bahamas has exciting fly-in events throughout the year. To join in all the fun, click here to register for one of our aviation events now.

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Flying Ambassadors

Meet our current US-based Bahamas Flying Ambassadors, who assist The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism by making themselves available to share their knowledge of The Bahamas, especially the ease of flying across the Gulf Stream to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

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Bahamas Map

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Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Picturesque by land or air, Eleuthera is known as the Island of pink sand beaches. A must see in the northern area, The Island’s famous Glass Window Bridge, allows visitors to see the dark raging waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the clear, blue, tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea on the other.

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Long Island

Long Island is best known for its twin churches and the famous Dean's Blue Hole, said to be the world's deepest underwater sinkhole dropping to a depth of about 200 meters. Bonefishing and water sports abound on this picturesque 80-mile Island.

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Nassau & Paradise Island

The capital of The Islands Of The Bahamas, Nassau, is an exciting city offering its visitors a plethora of things to see and do while soaking up the Island flavor. Nassau’s downtown, one of the most exciting in The Caribbean, features a fusion of political, religious, historical and cultural sights and activities within a few mile radius. Paradise Island, separated from the mainland by a two short bridges, is home to the mega resort and entertainment mecca, Atlantis.

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The Abacos

Abaco Island is a popular destination for GA pilots who, once landed, enjoy the myriad of activities there including a power boat ride zipping across the waters to visit neighboring Cays.

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Cat Island

Cat Island is known for its Rake and Scrape music that is totally indigenous to The Islands Of The Bahamas and for Mt. Alvernia, which at 206 feet above sea level is the highest point in the country.

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Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island offers two different types of experiences—a city atmosphere with casino and nightlife and an ecotourism destination with unlimited nature and outdoor activities including kayaking, bird watching and exploring a wonderland of caves and blue holes.

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The Exumas

The Exumas, known mostly for the Annual Regatta (sailing competition), boast some 365 cays. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is known for its sparkling blue waters on top of coral reefs brimming with unique and mysterious marine life.

Things To Know
FAQs

FAQs

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Pilot Packages

Pilot Packages

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Private Pilot Challenge

Private Pilot Challenge

The Challenge: Visit 12 of the 20 Airports of Entry (AOE) 2013

Participants are given a promotional passport book upon registration. Visits to the different Airports of Entry (AOE) are validated by Bahamas Immigration and/or Customs officials who will stamp the promotional passport books. Great rewards for participants!

The 2013 winners have been announced, click here to view!

Sports Aircraft Approval

Sports Aircraft Approval

Bahamas Civil Aviation announces that effective February 1, 2013, the installation of 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) will not be mandatory for all general aviation aircraft flying to and within The Islands Of The Bahamas.

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Trade Show Schedule

Trade Show Schedule

Nearly every day our weather is as clear as our waters. The cumulus clouds dot the sky at 2,500 feet in the morning, rising to 7,500 feet in the afternoon. These are the perfect conditions for flying. Wherever you’re headed, just about every vacation spot on The Islands Of The Bahamas has an airport where you can land safely. Plan a trip, file a flight plan. Take off, touch down. Refuel your soul!

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