Sun, Jun 14, 2009
Four Florida FBO's Selected As "Gateways"
The Islands of The Bahamas Aviation
Department has been working with Florida FBO's for many years, and
recently launched The Bahamas Gateway FBO's with several operators
strategically located throughout South Florida. The aim of the
partnerships is to make it easier for private pilots to get
procedural information for flying to and from the various
The four FBO's selected as Bahamas Gateway FBO's have personnel
trained by the Bahamas Tourist Office staff on all aspects of U.S.
and Bahamas requirements for aircraft departing or arriving the
U.S. mainland. Those four FBO's include:
- Opa Locka Airport - Miami Executive Aviation
- Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport - Banyan Air Service
- Stuart/Palm Beach Airport - Galaxy Aviation of Palm Beach
- St. Lucie International Airport - Air Center/Fort Pierce
The Bahamas Gateway FBO's and are able to provide Customs and
Immigration information as well as supplies and even up-to-the
minute information on the Bahamas.
Greg Rolle, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Chief
Aviation Specialist, said in his announcement: "The FBOs ... have
shown much interest in working with The Islands of the
Bahamas." He said that because of their interest, the Bahamas
Aviation Department conducted training of the staff, and has
included them in their marketing activities such as trade shows and
Rolle said he hope more FBO's will receive the Gateway
designation in the future.
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