Thursday, February 2, 2012

Third Annual Bahamas Day Aviation Event set for Opa Locka, FL


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (January 31, 2012) – The Third Annual Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Bahamas Day aviation and cultural event will take place February 25th at Miami Executive Aviation, Opa Locka Executive Airport, Opa Locka Florida, between the hours of 10:00 a.,m-3:00 p.m.

The event is sponsored annually by The Islands Of The Bahamas (TIOTB) to assist pilots who want to fly their aircraft to the islands, but will also be open to members of the public who desire general information on The Bahamas as well as information on charter flights and accommodations.

One of the main objectives of the event is to educate general aviation pilots on the ease of flying to TIOTB and therefore U. S. Customs will provide an eAPIS seminar to help pilots understand eAPIS requirements and how to file on-line. Other seminars for the benefit of pilots flying to The Bahamas will also be featured and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Bahamian Customs officials will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

Booths at the event will showcase information on accommodations, dining, activities and shopping in The Islands of The Bahamas, as well as general aviation pilot information and equipment.

As at past Bahamas Day events, a smorgasbord of Bahamas culture will be presented including a lunch featuring authentic Bahamian cuisine (past meals have included traditional dishes such as peas n rice and conchfritters ). A fully regaled Bahamas Police Officer will be on hand for picture taking opportunities and the ultimate Bahamian cultural experience of Bahamas Junkanoo will provide the unique, explosive and rhythmic sounds of the island nation.

The Bahamas Day event is one of the major marketing and promotional initiatives of the country’s aviation department, based in Florida under the leadership of Aviation Chief, Greg Rolle. The event is hosted each year by one of The Bahamas’s Preferred Gateway partners along the Florida coast and previous host have included Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and Showalter Flying Service, Orlando Executive Airport.

Miami Executive Aviation the Bahamas Preferred Gateway FBO, Opa Locka, as host FBO heads the sponsor list which also includes, Pilot Publishing: 2012, Bahamas and Caribbean Pilot's guide; PilotMall.com, Bahamas Challenge; Bimini Big Game Club, A Guy Harvey Outpost Resort, Bimini; Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club, Eleuthera and Stella Maris Resort Club, Long Island.

Interested persons may get more information and register online or may contact Leonard Stuart at lstuart@bahamas.com, 954-236-9292 or find us on the web at www.bahamas.com/aviation.