The Out Islands of the Bahamas Showcases Popular Private Pilot Packages at Sun 'n Fun Lakeland, Florida Aviation Event

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From fly-in resorts to private pilot vacation packages, Out Islands makes flying in the Bahamas easy for aviation enthusiasts.

The Bahama Out Islands will exhibit their popular private pilot packages at the annual Sun 'n Fun aviation event in Lakeland, FL. Private pilots flying to the Bahamas receive an array of benefits including no landing fees for single engine aircraft, no overtime customs and immigration fees, and simplified paperwork. From private and government airports to a fly-in resort at Hawk's Nest on Cat Island, the Out Islands offer many options to flying in the Bahamas.

The 33rd annual Sun 'n Fun event marks the beginning of the 2007 aviation year. The event takes place from April 17 through April 23 with more than 500 commercial exhibits, including the Bahama Out Islands, Ladies Pavilion, Parts Exchange, a static display aircraft and a daily air show.

Pilots in attendance at the Sun 'n Fun aviation event in Lakeland will receive The Bahama Out Islands Private Pilot Package which includes a Private Pilot Guide, a VFR Flight Planning Chart and a Destination Guide for The Out Islands of the Bahamas. The Private Pilot Guide covers everything from the Private Pilots' Bill of Rights, airport information, airports of entry, Bahamas FBO Specialists, U.S. Customs Form, Bahamas Customs Forms C7 and C7A, general information and frequently asked questions. All contact information is also provided within the guide.

Making flying in the Bahamas easy for private pilots, recent improvements have been made to airports throughout the islands. Phones have been installed at all airports for free calls to customs and currently solar operated emergency lighting is being installed at all government airports. There are also three FBOs at North Eleuthera Airport on Eleuthera Island, Marsh Harbour Airport on Abaco Island and Stella Maris Airport, which was resurfaced and reopened July, 2006, on Long Island, Bahamas.

"Many organizations, both government and private sector, have worked hard to make it easier for private pilots flying in the Bahamas," said Elizabeth Vance, President of the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board and Private Pilot Advocate. "We're excited to share recent improvements to Bahamian airports and showcase our private pilot packages."

About Sun 'n Fun Event in Lakeland, Florida
The 2007 fly-in dates are April 17th - 23rd. The City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport have hosted the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In for over 33 years and aim to bring together those from all over the world, and from all segments of the aviation community to enjoy the best fly-in experience ever. For more information visit

About Out Islands of the Bahamas
The Out Islands of the Bahamas include the Abacos, Acklins, Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera/Harbour Island, The Exumas, and Long island. Each island is home to private and government airports. For private pilots seeking to fly in the Bahamas, the Out Islands offer simple procedures, three FBOs, and an array of complete private pilot packages from many resorts. To learn more about The Out Islands of the Bahamas, please visit or call 1-800-OUT-ISLANDS today.

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