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Old 09-16-2022, 11:54 AM
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Default Flight to Bahamas anyone?

Just wondering if anyone here has done a flight to the Bahamas yet?
I've had my RV9A since March this year, and haven't did one. Would like to soon, but don't won't to flying solo formation.
-Randy
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Old 09-17-2022, 03:14 AM
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Default Several times.

Yes, we’ve made several trips, starting at Ft. Pierce on to Freeport. Your dollars are most welcome and try to avoid Nassau…a tourist rap.

From Freeport you can make day trips to visit other island and attractions, with several airports available. Be sure your GPS has the Caribbean database…our 430 didn’t! But the 496 did. Don’t forget passports….we did and had to go home…🙁 and back..1400 miles in one day…😳…in the speedy RV-10.

The Bahamians are very welcoming and polite,

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Old 09-17-2022, 08:02 AM
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Check out https://www.bahamas.com/getting-here/private-aviation. Bahamas sometimes offer fuel rebate for GA. Last time, it was $300. They may also have group flying to the islands.
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Old 09-17-2022, 09:20 AM
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I have done it twice. The planning and customs paperwork (online) is the biggest hassle, but worth it. Recommend picking up the Bahamas Flying Guide or at least reading up online https://www.bahamas.com/getting-here...ion/pilot-faqs
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Old 09-17-2022, 11:41 AM
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Dont know if want expand your journey but there are several RV’s going on this trip in December. I understand there is a couple of slots still open. A total of 18 aircraft on the rally.

Looking forward to going!

Jim

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I have done this 6 times and on 5 of them I have continued on to Puerto Rico, St. Martin, St. Croix, St. Eustatius and St. Tomas. As Yellowjacket RV9 noted:

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The planning and customs paperwork (online) is the biggest hassle, but worth it.
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