Presentation on theme: "International Flight Operations USA-Bahamas-USA Andrea Luethi"— Presentation transcript:
1 International Flight Operations USA-Bahamas-USA Andrea Luethi BAHAMAS and back…International Flight OperationsUSA-Bahamas-USAAndrea Luethi
2 Overview Leaving the USA Bahamas Arrival Island Hoping Bahamas DepartureUSA ArrivalFormsOther
3 Deaparture USA Passport PIC: eAPIS International Flight Plan (Equipment Codes)Non Radar9,000-13,000 MSLMonitor MHz
4 Arrival Bahamas AOE Day VFR/IFR or Night IFR only (sunset) No in-flight cancellations (Full approach)Intl Approach PlatesCTAFLeft Traffic, TPA 1,000ft AGLNo taxiways (except Nassau and Freeport)Controlled Airspace: 1,500ft 3smUncontrolled Airspace: 1,000ft and Clear (w/Land or Water)
5 Arrival Bahamas Flight Plan: Equipment: Nassau Radio 124.2 or 128.0 Freeport 122.3Exuma Advisory 118.0Equipment:Life Vest2-way radioUS requirements
6 Bahamas Immigration Immigration Forms Immigration 9am-5pm Import Tax 3x GenDec/Cruising Permit (C7A) ($75)NO TRANSIRE (C38) for private unless C7A not avail1x Bahamas Immigration Card (Do not loose)Departure Tax $25 / per personAircraft Fee ($10*)Overnight ($10*)Immigration 9am-5pmNassau 24hr but only main terminalImport TaxMechanical spear gun
7 Island Hoping CTAF 122.8 Backtrack on runway Flight Plan not required except Nassau and Grand BahamaCAD 63A or Intl Flight PlanFSS 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 Restricted Areas V-Airways Offset right during climb/descentRestricted AreasNassau R-3002 (<500 AGL)Grand Bahama centerAbaco <2000 except TO/LDGGreat Inagua MY/R-3001 (<2000)26nm off shore from CubaLanding Fees: Grand Bahama/NassauFuel/OilCash limited
9 WRITE DOWN THE INITIALS!!! Departure BahamasImmigration Card3x GenDec (C7A)US CBP Arrival Notice1hr vs 24hr priorTailnumberPICDeparture AirportPaxCustoms Decal #ETAWRITE DOWN THE INITIALS!!!
10 Arrival USA Transponder: Miami Approach or FSS prior to ADIZ AOE ImmigrationDeclaration FormeAPISDocuments/Equipment:Aircraft RegistrationAirworthinessLicense and MedicalPassportCustoms Decal #Life Vests (Raft)Pets!!!!!
11 Summary of FormsInward Declaration/ General Declaration / Cruising Permit (C7A)GenDec (C7)Transire (C38)Bahamas Immigration FormUS Customs Declaration Form (6059B)
12 Other things to consider Gliding DistanceFloatation DevicesBoat TrafficDrugs (DEA)
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