Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ) has created a special website dedicated to the “Destination…Bahamas” event to be held on June 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This is a free event, which will highlight ease of travel to and from the Islands of the Bahamas.
The event is expected to attract not only the general aviation community but also many residents from the surrounding Northeast Florida area. General aviation pilots will have the opportunity to “Fly-in” and be hosted by Galaxy Aviation. Special fuel prices and hotel rates have been secured for this event, organizers said.
A 12,000-square-foot terminal will be transformed into a Bahamian island paradise. With the help of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Northeast Florida Regional Airport anticipates hosting exhibitors that will promote all the wonderful things offered in the Islands. Air charter companies will also be on hand showcasing their aircraft for travel to and from the Bahamas. Traditional Bahamian food will be offered for lunch and a live performance by a Bahamas Junkanoo band will entertain the attendees.
Seminars on flight planning, customs procedures and safety for “over water flight” will be conducted by the FAA and Department of Homeland Security.
For more information: www.flynf.com/destinationbahamas
Northeast Florida Regional Airport is located just a few miles from downtown Saint Augustine and serves as a focal point for the Northeast Florida region. US Customs is on airport property in a new facility.
A 24-hour, full-service FBO with locations in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Stuart, Orlando, and Saint Augustine, Florida, Galaxy Aviation can help coordinate Bahamas travel with “over flight” permits, eAPIS manifest, life rafts, supplies along with flight planning. For more information: 904-824-1995 or GalaxyAviation.com