Pilots fly in to help out in the Bahamas

The Bahamas Habitat Fly-In and Help-Out, slated for March 6-9, is looking for pilots who are interested in volunteering their aircraft for transportation, as well as their labor to help local residents restore their homes and improve living conditions.

“Living in paradise is not without its drawbacks,” states John Armstrong, chairman of the Bahamas Habitat Aviation Committee. “Atlantic storms ravage the fragile communities of the Bahamas, providing a seemingly endless source of demolition for communities. There is never a shortage of reconstruction projects.”

For pilots who have never flown from the United States to the Bahamas, the Fly In-Help Out trip is touted by organizers as “an easy learning experience for future visits.”

There’s another bonus, as well.

“As a pilot, who doesn’t want a tax deductible reason to fly to the Bahamas?” asked Earle Boyter, vice president of sales for Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, which is trying to drum up support for the project.

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