Bahamas Flying Info Update – June 2017

By |2017-06-13T19:33:28+00:00June 13th, 2017|Bahamas|

Are you flying to the Bahamas?  Here's a quick update on some new info: There's a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility - Airport of Entry Marathon KMTH, hours are Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30, telephone (305) 289-2029 Most of the airport Blue Phones have been discontinued.  If you use The Bahamas Pilot Guide, you'll [...]

Bahamas Update

By |2017-07-26T20:49:29+00:00January 1st, 2015|Bahamas, FBO Services|

Banyan Air Service is your gateway FBO to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Grand Bahama and Bahama Out Islands extend special savings to pilots.  Fuel Credits of $150 and $300 may be applied to member property hotel invoice when you make reservations by June 30th for travel through October 31st, 2015.  For information on where [...]

Incentive for Private Pilots to Island Hop

By |2017-06-21T19:21:06+00:00May 21st, 2012|Bahamas|

Money Saving Promotion for private pilots to enjoy “another day, another island”   To promote the variety and diversity of its 700 archipelagic chain to private flyers, The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board has announced a creative, unique and value driven promotion that invites private pilots to realize real savings while Island hopping and experiencing [...]

Bahamas Familiarization Trip August 18-21, 2011

By |2016-06-30T19:38:39+00:00August 25th, 2011|Bahamas|

By Pablo Garcia For the 9th year the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has hosted the annual Familiarization Trip (FAM trip) to the Islands of the Bahamas. The goal of this trip is to educate individuals on how easy it is for private pilots to fly their aircraft to and around the islands. The [...]

Banyan, Your Gateway to the Bahamas

By |2011-07-27T14:55:35+00:00July 27th, 2011|Bahamas|

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently visited Banyan to provide updated information on flying to the islands. Three representatives for the Ministry of Tourism presented including Leonard Stuart, Jeannie Gibson and Donna Isadore. They provided an in-depth presentation going over all the information that customers might need to know about flying to the Bahamas, including [...]

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Bahamas Fly-In by Mike Zidziunas

By |2016-06-30T19:46:20+00:00December 29th, 2010|Bahamas|

Attention All Pilots: PARADISE IS LESS THAN AN HOUR!!!! Tropical breezes, palm trees, sugar sand beaches, warm clear waters, friendly folks, fresh sea food, cold beer and of course sweet rum. So easy even an LSA can do it! Check out our website,, we’ll make it happen. Shortly after making our trip over to [...]

First International Sport Pilot Fly-in

By |2016-10-14T18:11:17+00:00December 17th, 2010|Bahamas|

By Dan Johnson, December 11, 2010 Pilots receive a full briefing from Greg Rolle of the Bahamas Tourism office at Banyan Air's superb facility "Too much fun!" was a common exclamation of my Alaska ultralight friend, Mike Jacober. His signature phrase ran through my head as 18 airplanes, mostly LSA, arrived at the [...]

Flying to the Bahamas, Its a Breeze(r)

By |2016-10-14T18:11:17+00:00October 1st, 2010|Bahamas|

I was probably the most excited person at AirVenture this year when I heard the news that the government of the Bahamas was going to allow sport pilots to fly over there using a drivers license instead of a medical. I have flown as a sport pilot and sport CFI since 2005 and my flight [...]

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