Bahamas extends exemption for 406MHz ELTs for GA pilots

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamas Civil Aviation has extended the Feb. 1, 2013, deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in aircraft flying to the Bahamas.

“Even better news is that this waiver extension will be likely long term, removing uncertainly in the short term about flying your plane to the Bahamas,” said Jim Parker of Caribbean Flying Adventures. “For those pilots who were rethinking 2013 travel to the Bahamas, the coast is clear. Go for it.”

The exemption for the Emergency Locator Transmitters, made under the provision of The Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations 2001, section 2 and the Bahamas Safety Air Regulations 2001, applies to all Bahamas commercial operators, general aviation aircraft flying in or over The Bahamas, balloons, gliders and lighter than air, according to Bahamas officials.

Bahamas Civil Aviation, with respect to all Bahamas registered AOC aircraft (C, will review the policy in 24 months to determine any additional extended periods of this policy.

Pilots requesting additional information should contact Greg Rolle at or Leonard Stuart at


    • Jim Wolfgang says

      Yes it is good news. The Bahamas are great.

      Unfortunately this update of the original December 30th post (which I commented on) was about 2 months after the November 29, 2012, Bahamas Civil Aviation extension, as posted on other sources. Be careful what you believe. Double check the info. Unlike they say in that insurance commercial – They can post things on the internet that aren’t true.

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