Northeast Florida Regional Airport will host the 2nd annual Destination…Bahamas Air and Sea Expo June 2. The free event is designed to highlight the ease of travel to the Islands of the Bahamas for general aviation pilots, as well as others.
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, organizers report.
A 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art airline 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 things offered in the Islands. Air charter companies will also be on hand showcasing their aircraft for travel to and from the Bahamas. Marine related businesses will be promoting fishing, diving, snorkeling and more. 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.
Northeast Florida Regional Airport is located just a few miles from historic downtown Saint Augustine and serves as a focal point for the Northeast Florida region. US Customs is right on airport property in a new facility. Galaxy Aviation is a 24-hour, full-service FBO with locations in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Stuart, Orlando, and Saint Augustine, Florida. It can help coordinate Bahamas travel with “over flight” permits, eAPIS manifest, life rafts and other supplies, along with flight planning.
For more information: 904-824-1995, Flynf.com
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