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

800-872-2672

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


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

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


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Mr. Steveo1kinevo
Flying Ambassador
www.steveo1kinevo.com/

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
Chairman
Sr. Flying Ambassador
Ft. Myers, FL
Phone: (239) 910-2460
pilot@capecoralbuilder.net

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
Co-Chairman
Pilot Challenge Flying Ambassador
Lakeland, FL
Phone: (863) 226-1106 x 201
neil@pilotmall.com

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
mikezcfi@gmail.com

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
Thierry@AirJourney.com

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
rgardner@caribbeanskytours.com

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
godusty@hotmail.com

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
www.desertjet.com

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
Guillaume@AirJourney.com

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
atafightschool@gmail.com

North Perry Central FBO

Pilot Training

Florida Aero Club


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

Florida Aero Club State President

35 years piloting experience


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Scott Cameron
Flying Ambassador - Flying Club
Naples, Florida
Phone: 239-253-7000
scameron@cresfla.com

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..


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

manager@windsorflyingclub.com

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.

 

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