Our Program

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For more than a decade, The Bahamas Fly-in program has proven to be a very successful initiative for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. The increased participation of pilots wanting to fly to The Islands Of The Bahamas prompted the Aviation Department to start a Bahamas Flying Ambassadors program.

Flying Ambassadors—seasoned private pilots with extensive experience in flying to and around The Islands Of The Bahamas—duplicate the efforts of The Bahamas aviation team.

Over the years, The Bahamas Flying Ambassador program has expanded to include experienced pilots in a variety of areas (including Light Sports Aircraft), allowing for new ideas, support, reach and energy, which each ambassador brings to the table.

Our Ambassadors assist The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism by making themselves available to share their knowledge of The Islands Of The Bahamas, specifically the ease of flying across the Gulf Stream.

Pilot’s Guide to The Bahamas
Published by AOPA
Frederick, MD


International and Cross-Border Travel: Bahamas: https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/destinations/international-travel/bahamas-and-caribbean-pilots-guides

Publishers of the Pilot’s Guides

Link to Facebook page where Ambassador Fly Ins Events are posted https://www.facebook.com/FlytheIslands/


US-Based Bahamas Flying Ambassadors


Rick Asper
Richard A. Asper, J.D.
Bahamas Aviation Council Chairman
Aviation Professionals Group, Inc.
3000 Northeast 30th Place, Suite 107
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, USA
Phone (954) 763-4848
Facsimile (954) 763-4240
Phone (954) 328-2149

For decades, Rick Asper has played a pivitol role in shaping the aviation industry and

business operations in The Bahamas.  A seasoned aviation lawyer, and one of the founding

members of the Bahamas Aviation Council and Bahamas Flying Ambassador, Rick has used

his influence and strong network in Washington, D.C. to champion the growth of aviation for the Bahamas. 

He was instrumental in the United States Government granting approval for airplanes to fly internationally

from The Bahamas into the United States following 911,  making The Bahamas the first country to do so.

He has also assisted The Bahamas Goverment on numerous initiatives in aviation, many of which are currently in the law books today.


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Mr. Terry Spurlock
Sr. Flying Ambassador
Naples, FL
Phone: (239) 595-9820

Member of the original Fly In group & Founding member of the Flying Ambassador program

Assisting pilots in first Bahamas trip flight planning

Knowledgeable on North, Central, and Southern Bahama Destinations

Leader of the annual Halloween Fly In to Green Turtle

Flies to Bahamas on BasicMed Certificate


Mr. Steveo1kinevo
Flying Ambassador

I have been a professional pilot around 11 years

I currently fly a TBM850, Quest Kodiak, and Cessna Grand Caravans.

I make Flight VLOGs on Youtube and enjoy sharing the passion of Aviation with others.

I try to give back to the aviation community as much as I can so be sure to enter into Aviations Greatest Monthly Contest!

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Mr. Mark Steinberg
Sr. Flying Ambassador
Ft. Myers, FL
Phone: (239) 910-2460

Helping fellow pilots to experience some of the best flying destinations in the world

Favorites include Cat Island, Long Island, and the Exumas

Home base Fort Myers with 19 years piloting experience

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Mr. Neil Glazer
Pilot Challenge Flying Ambassador
Lakeland, FL
Phone: (863) 226-1106 x 201

Planning first time trips

Vacation Planning, Specializing in Out Island Destinations

Over Water Flight Supplies & Charts sold through PilotMall.com

Mr. Mike Zidziunas
Experimental, Light Sport Aircraft; Sun N Fun Flying Ambassador
Plant City, FL
Phone: (941) 915-8883

Organized The Bahamas first Young Eagles Fly Out

Well versed in LSA and Experimental flying to and in The Bahamas

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Mr. Thierry Pouille
Sr. Flying Tour Ambassador
Jupiter, FL
Phone: (561) 841-1551

Assistance with eAPIS and all flight planning

Flying to The Islands of The Bahamas since 1984

Owner of Air Journey and Organizer of the annual Bahamas Treasure Hunts 

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Mr. Rick Gardner
Associate Flying Tour Ambassador Caribbean Sky Tours
Miami, FL
Phone: (786) 206-6147

Commercial Pilot and CFII/MEI

Also an avid boater and scuba diver

AOPA authorized representative for The Bahamas

Organized Fly Ins, on-line forum, member website through CaribbeanSkyTours.com

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Ms. Terry L. Carbonell
Associate Women Pilot Flying Ambassador
Alva, FL
Phone: (239) 633-0077

An avid flyer with the 99s and Air Race Classis

Enjoys introducing ladies to the thrills of flying in The Bahamas

“I’d rather be scuba diving or flying”

Favorite Island: Andros

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Mr. Brad Elliott
Flying Ambassador
Thermal, CA
Phone: (407) 401-4525

Customs, eAPIS, US & Bahamas Documents Assistance

Survival Gear Requirements, Rental, and Purchase

Planning and Destination Recommendations

Corporate and Business Jet Information

Skilled in Offerings in the Northern Islands: Grand Bahamas, Berry, Abaco, Eleuthera, and Exuma Islands

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Mr. Guillaume Fabry
Air Journey
Flying Tour Ambassador
Jupiter, FL
Phone: (561) 841-1551

Customs, eAPIS, US & Bahamas Documents Assistance

Planning and Destination reservations for individual and group private pilot flying

Annual Bahamas Treasure Hunts


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Mr. Mike Punziano
Flying Ambassador - Flight School
Pembroke Pines, FL
Phone: (954) 966-3335

North Perry Central FBO, Pilot Training, Florida Aero Club

Mr. Anthony "Tony" Restaino
Flying Ambassador - Flying Club
Pembroke Pines, FL
Phone: (954) 558-4914

Florida Aero Club State President, 35 years piloting experience


Scott Cameron
Flying Ambassador - Flying Club
Naples, Florida
Phone: 239-253-7000

One of my first cross country flights was to West End, Grand Bahama Island.

That was in 1976 and the spark continues today.

My wife and I fly to the out islands multiple times per year fly fish for “the bonz” and, yes, some Bahamian rum..

Mr. Richard Bradwell
Flying Ambassador
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone:  519 969 1320


Many years experience running trips from Canada to the islands of the Bahamas in light GA aircraft.

Happy to provide support and advice on where to go and how to undertake flights to the best

destination on the planet! It’s easier than you think and will be the pilot adventure of a lifetime.

Drop me an email if you need help or advice.

Craig Peyton
Mr. Craig Peyton
Flying Ambassador
Rhinebeck, NY
(914) 475-8974

Craig is a New York recording artist & video producer running EarthFlight.com.

A 6,000 hr Mooney pilot, based between 44N & KVNC, Craig has flown and filmed

The Bahamas for 40 years and loves to share his passion for visiting The Bahamas. 


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