As pilots in Florida it should almost be our responsibility to at least once fly to the Bahamas! Bimini is just 50NM off the coast of Florida and from Tampa in a Cirrus its just under 1.5hrs. Yes, thats right in under 1.5 hrs you can be in the Bahamas on your way to the beach to be sipping some Bahamian cocktails.
Jake had gone through some Bahamas ground training with me and then we were off for a day trip/lunch to the Bahamas to run through all the procedures. This is a great way to go through the procedures for the first time while I assist with all the filing of flight plans, customs/immigration, paperwork etc.
Jake decided he would like to fly to Marsh Harbor which is in the Abacos. We made this a quick day trip...KTPF-MYAM-KPBI-KTPF and now he is familiar and comfortable flying to the Bahamas!
I wanted to add some "real-time" info on my website about what I was up to and where I'm flying...Enjoy!