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Fltplan.com in Caribbean?

StarHustler

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I just got back from St. Thomas, it did not work for that. However, I have used it for the Bahamas.
 

fu69atacafyeah

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by what means are you guys/gals using to obtain a cuban overflight permit? a 3rd party or contacting someone directly?
 

ditchpilot

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We did Grand cayman in 07 we used colt and were very pleased.
There is a first class local FBO which can do every thing for you on the Island you just have to take care of us customs on your return.
Unerversial, colt or any of the flight planning services will do it all for a price.
 

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I just got back from St. Thomas, it did not work for that. However, I have used it for the Bahamas.

How was flying to St. Thomas? Since it is USVI are there any customs requirements if I depart from Florida?
 

Diesel

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I use skyplan for overflights of cuba
 

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Base Ops in Houston is the way to go....if you have the $$$ for it. By far the best.
 

StarHustler

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How was flying to St. Thomas? Since it is USVI are there any customs requirements if I depart from Florida?

Going into St. Thomas does not require any clearing of Customs, however, you must pre-clear in St. Thomas when departing or clear upon landing back in Florida. Customs told me that it is because of the 'duty-free' allowance on the Island and their need to keep up with it.
 

Citjok

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by what means are you guys/gals using to obtain a cuban overflight permit? a 3rd party or contacting someone directly?

You can use the established companies that charge a lot of money or you can do it yourself: (lot cheaper)

iacc@avianet.cu (cuban civil aeronautics institute)

phone: 33 4949
 

bailey3083

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Going into St. Thomas does not require any clearing of Customs, however, you must pre-clear in St. Thomas when departing or clear upon landing back in Florida. Customs told me that it is because of the 'duty-free' allowance on the Island and their need to keep up with it.

I head to the Islands alot but never use fltplan.com south of the Bahamas. Far as St Thomas you will always have to clear prior to any overland flight in the US because St Thomas does not have secure borders.
 

siucavflight

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Get a universal or Global data account or both much easier.
 

RoyBoy

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Just did Turks and Caicos Provodenciales Fltplan.com was flawless
 

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The FBO in Grand Cayman will do the Cuban Overflight Permit for you if you call them and have them fax a form. In about 48 hrs you will get your permit number then just call Maimi FSS and file there giving them the permit number. The customs forms are straight fwd and the FBO will even send you them too.
 

wrxpilot

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As far as the Bahamas, it will work for Nassau if you are going back to the US, but that's about it. It will not work inter-island. If you're departing from somewhere other than Nassau, you're better off climbing VFR and then opening the Flt Plan with Miami. Sometimes it works with Freeport - if they're in a good mood. Sure am glad I don't deal with those Bahamans anymore...
 
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