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1 BAHAMAS and back… International Flight Operations USA-Bahamas-USA Andrea Luethi

2 Overview Leaving the USA Bahamas Arrival Island Hoping Bahamas Departure USA Arrival Forms Other

3 Deaparture USA Passport PIC: eAPIS International Flight Plan (Equipment Codes) Non Radar 9,000-13,000 MSL Monitor MHz

4 Arrival Bahamas AOE Day VFR/IFR or Night IFR only (sunset) No in-flight cancellations (Full approach) Intl Approach Plates CTAF Left Traffic, TPA 1,000ft AGL No taxiways (except Nassau and Freeport) Controlled Airspace: 1,500ft 3sm Uncontrolled Airspace: 1,000ft and Clear (w/Land or Water)

5 Arrival Bahamas Flight Plan: Nassau Radio or Freeport Exuma Advisory Equipment: Life Vest 2-way radio US requirements

6 Bahamas Immigration Immigration Forms 3x GenDec/Cruising Permit (C7A) ($75) NO TRANSIRE (C38) for private unless C7A not avail 1x Bahamas Immigration Card (Do not loose) Departure Tax $25 / per person Aircraft Fee ($10*) Overnight ($10*) Immigration 9am-5pm Nassau 24hr but only main terminal Import Tax Mechanical spear gun

7 Island Hoping CTAF Backtrack on runway Flight Plan not required except Nassau and Grand Bahama CAD 63A or Intl Flight Plan FSS Nassau (124.2/128.0) or Freeport Radio (122.3) Control Area (CTA), Flight Information Region (FIR), and Terminal Control Area (TCA) Grand Bahama ( ) Nassau ( ,000) Aerodrome <3000 <6000 Nassau >6000 Miami Oceanic Control Area (FIR)

8 Island Hoping VFR Altitudes V-Airways Offset right during climb/descent Restricted Areas Nassau R-3002 (<500 AGL) Grand Bahama center Abaco <2000 except TO/LDG Great Inagua MY/R-3001 (<2000) 26nm off shore from Cuba Landing Fees: Grand Bahama/Nassau Fuel/Oil Cash limited

9 Departure Bahamas Immigration Card 3x GenDec (C7A) US CBP Arrival Notice 1hr vs 24hr prior Tailnumber PIC Departure Airport Pax Customs Decal # ETA WRITE DOWN THE INITIALS!!!

10 Arrival USA Transponder: Miami Approach or FSS prior to ADIZ AOE Immigration Declaration Form eAPIS Documents/Equipment: Aircraft Registration Airworthiness License and Medical Passport Customs Decal # Life Vests (Raft) Pets!!!!!

11 Summary of Forms Inward Declaration/ General Declaration / Cruising Permit (C7A) GenDec (C7) Transire (C38) Bahamas Immigration Form US Customs Declaration Form (6059B)

12 Other things to consider Gliding Distance Floatation Devices Boat Traffic Drugs (DEA)

13 Websites https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov/


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