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STANIEL CAY AIRPORT CLOSURE

The Staniel Cay airstripin the Exumas was closed suddenly and without warning on April 9th by the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation. The stated reason was that it was not useable and not safe, despite the fact that numerous aircraft were using it daily without incident. Staniel Cay businesses and individuals have expressed shock, outrage, and dismay at this decision and at the lack of planning and warning given.

Pilots — we would appreciate your help.
We are attempting to get every concerned private pilot to help by signing this petition. If you have a minute, please sign to help get this airport open again soon. Find the online petition at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/staniel-airport

If planning a trip to Staniel Cay, land at Blackpoint and take a water taxi with L&S Island Rentals. $25 per person, each way. Visit www.stanielrentals.com to make a reservation and purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased with cash at the dock. Credit card fees may apply online. Check back for updates as to when the airport will re-open, we'll also be posting updates to Facebook and Twitter.


 

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  • Limit of one instant savings per reservation and a maximum of two rooms per reservation. Offer not combinable with any other fuel credit offers.
  • Offer not valid for private flights operated by resort properties.

Bahamas Civil Aviation Exemption from Manditory 406MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter

Effective February 1st, 2013, the installation of 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) will not be mandatory for any general aviation aircraft flying to and/or within the Islands of the Bahamas. This exemption applies to all Bahamas Commercial Operators, general aviation aircraft flying in or over the Bahamas, balloons, gliders and lighter than air.
 

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