General aviation chocks designed by students from the Out Islands of the Bahamas will be featured as a give-away to pilots attending the upcoming Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit in Tampa, Florida, Nov. 5-7th.
During the month of September, the Aviation Department of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation teamed up with its tourist offices in Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama to produce chocks for aircraft. The program was held in conjunction with the Junior Achievers Program of various Out Island schools. One of the objectives of the program was to expose Bahamians to aviation business opportunities, according to tourism officials.
Various Out Island high schools participated in the creative design contest for the aviation chocks and four winners were selected. Each of the winners was presented a trip to Tampa to attend the Summit, where the winning hand-painted chocks will be showcased. About 1,000 chocks will be given away to pilots attending the Summit.
The Bahamas team will also distribute the chocks to arriving pilots at Tampa Executive Airport and Peter O Knight Airport.
For more information: 800- Bahamas or Bahamas.com