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Old 06-02-2011, 11:32 PM
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Default Day 12: Flying the Bahamas Island Chain is FUN! (continued)

Here's the sign we've never seen before since it was our first trip to this island:



We were all able to park next to each other so I QUICKLY shutdown, jumped out, and was able to get pictures of most everyone as soon as they opened the canopy;

















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Old 06-02-2011, 11:44 PM
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Default Day 12: Flying the Bahamas Island Chain is FUN! (continued)





Can't forget these two ;-)



Almost forgot..... Chris & Indira Kleen were delayed due to weather (they left Washington State on Sunday, 3 days earlier) and arrived late afternoon;



The fuel truck was there to fuel Jimmyb's plane as soon as his prop stopped spinning (and all of us were fueled in succession). We removed all of our bags out from the planes, and the FBO team gathered them all up and placed them inside the Customs building. The FBO was truly ready for our arrival...

About 2 weeks before our arrival, Jermaine at Strachan Aviation (the FBO we used) asked us to provide info on each passenger including full name, date of birth and passport number. This was a 'first', and we all sent him the information. I tell you, he took all that information and had ALL of our forms pre-filled out prior to our arrival. He passed them out to each Pilot.

After the last of the flights arrived, I buttoned up our plane and walked into the Customs office. I can tell you that all we had to do was show our passports and sign our names on the Custom's form. That took no more than 1 (yes, one) minute from the time I entered the building.

After passing through the Customs booth, we saw our bags, picked them up then placed them on the table at the next station where the officer asked us if we brought in any fruits or vegetables. "No, we did not" followed by "Welcome to the Bahamas". I swear we were in/out in less that 5 minutes, truly, a WORLD RECORD compared to any of our previous trips! Thank you Jermaine!!!!!

Several taxi's were there to transport our group (25 people) to the resort (and you have seen pictures of the resort). Jimmyb, Dave Buono and myself were able to get a 2-tank, afternoon dive in with Dive Exuma and were in the water about 3 hours after landing. All I can say is that I am now on Island Time 'Mon ;-)

No kidding: Keep poundin' them rivets because it is ABSOLUTELY ALL WORTH IT! Rosie & Tuppergal
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default Awesome!

Awesome is about all I can say!

Truly a great way to keep us motivated to keep building.

Cheers,
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:43 AM
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Default Typical RV'ers!

Rosie has the beautiful Pacific in his back yard but what does he do? He flies across the country, to another country, to scuba dive!

Reminds me of what we did about ten years ago...just the reverse...flew to Polynesia to dive in the Pacific...

Anything to build time, eh Rosie??

Enjoy,
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:44 AM
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Default Registation size Rule

What are the rules with registration size. I thought you needed 12" to fly to the Bahamas. I notice some people added 12" vinyl and some didn't.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:16 AM
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What are the rules with registration size. I thought you needed 12" to fly to the Bahamas. I notice some people added 12" vinyl and some didn't.
I was wondering the exact same thing!?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:21 AM
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Default 12' reg numbers

You just need the big numbers coming back in. I brought a roll of electrical tape and plan on putting the numbers on before leaving Exuma.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:55 AM
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Default I think we are builders again

Yesterday by the pool the wave overtook me and as a recovering RV junkie I decided to build again. I told Sherri that I thought I'd build a 10, but keep the Bonanza somehow when the 10 is finished. Her response surprised me. "We'll have the Bonanza for a four place so build an 8 and make it a fast one.". Hmm. We are already talking engine selection and paint. The first step is to get the cart back behind the horse.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:24 AM
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<snip> The first step is to get the cart back behind the horse.
Uh huh...good luck getting that done!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:33 PM
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I'm really, REALLY enjoying all the pictures, and the trip reports. Thank you, Scott & Deb, Scott & Tanya, and Rosie & Tuppergal for these wonderful posts!! It's truly inspiring and motivational (as if I needed anymore anyway). Jamie and I are really looking forward to our first time on one of these trips.
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