Flyout to the Bahamas?

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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by Steven » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:10 am

Thanks so much for the Bahamas info. When flying KFPR to MYCB, what route do you take? IFR or VFR flight plan?
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by CFIDave » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:49 am

Steven wrote:Thanks so much for the Bahamas info. When flying KFPR to MYCB, what route do you take? IFR or VFR flight plan?
KFPR > LEBUR > ZFP > direct MYCB (or ANGEE instead of LEBUR)

I file an ICAO format IFR flight plan (using Foreflight on an iPad).
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by wolfvoador » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 am

By the way, to EXIT the USA, you can fly from any airfield, no need to for KFPR, KFXE or the like. Just file eAPIS, and go! Way back into the US, you need an AoE like those mentioned. As ATC sometimes steers you away from traffic for the first 15-20 min of flight, sometimes better to go VFR weather permitting.
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by elmanzah » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:28 am

I’m in but not until December or afterwards
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by Localizer » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:05 pm

I'm game. What is the consensus on planned date?
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by Tom Davis » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm

Is there anywhere in the Bahamas where one can rent a DA40?
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by wolfvoador » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:30 pm

As far as I know, no. A Warrior, and a C172 is all I see around here....
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by Steven » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:39 am

Sorry I let this thread drop, but my schedule didn't allow for vacation planning these past few months. It so happens the plane is at Premier in Ft. Lauderdale for ADSB now, and so I'm thinking of making the hop over to the Bahamas maybe at the end of this month.

Are there any differences in local flight routines I should know about? For example, let's say I wanted to spend a day flying MCYB > MYLS > MYCH > MCYB just to get them all in my logbook. Assuming VFR, do I need to file a flight plan or call for Flight Following or anything like that?
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by wolfvoador » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:21 am

Except for entering or leaving the Freeport and Nassau TMA, no need for flight plans. Flight following can always be requested from Miami on 125.7 if you have longer stretches over water.
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Re: Flyout to the Bahamas?

Post by Steven » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks! If I wanted to just land, taxi back, and take off again, do I need to check in for any reason (such as paying a landing fee) at most airports? Not considering Freeport or Nassau currently.
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