Archives 2014

This category contains 10 posts

2014 Caribbean Air Rally partners

Every year, Aviation Connection, a non for profit organisation, is backed by  sponsors, partner organisations and participating pilots and crews who play a vital role in helping promote General Aviation, Aviation Friendly destinations and to support education. These partners and supporters are: Governmental bodies such as the Department of Tourism, Economic Development, Port Authority, airports. Academic organisations such as local primary and … Continue reading

Meet the pilots and crews

  The Rally is a place where great people meet and make new friends. The 5th edition of the Caribbean Air Rally was one of the most dynamic, action packed ever !!. The participants this year were ready for pretty much everything !   Michael and Tera  from Williamsport, PA, USA flying a Cirrus- SR … Continue reading

April 16 – Puerto Plata, DR MDPP 524 NM

Wednesday April 16 – Again, perfect weather conditions for this last Rally flight to Puerto Plata. We had a long journey ahead with a stop in Aguadilla (TJBQ) PR, a  316 NM flight. Luckily, we were the only plane there and since we only made a fuel stop, customs officers made it easy fast and trouble free. Wheels … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 – Antigua (TAPA) 159 NM

Monday the 14th. Ten days into the rally felt like a month.  Every day was a new day filled with activities and new experiences. This day was no different.   Again, beautiful weather on the way to Antigua   so we could just enjoy the flight over the Caribbean islands of  Dominica, Guadeloupe and Monserrat looking down … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 – Martinique (TFFF) 182 NM

The Rally is an opportunity to refresh pilot’s knowledge. Amongst other tests taking place during the rally, pilots are invited to evaluate flight time from one destination to another. Ben and Thomas were assigned to take the engine start and engine shut off time from each crew.  The flight from Nevis to Martinique took a … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 – Nevis (TKPN) 425 NM

Weather on this rally was the least of our worries. Flight plan filing, custom clearing and refuelling was the only concern. In Dominican Republic, filing flight plans is a long process. Flight plans must be delivered to the tower and information is entered manually. Pilots wait in the aircraft, engine running, ready to go as … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 – El Catey (MDCY) Terrenas (DR) 435 NM

Sad news today: from that day on, we will be missing the team of Jennifer and John whose father passed away. While group was preparing to head to Terrenas, DR, John and Jennifer were making arrangements to head back to Canada. Everyone was very disappointed: Jennifer and John had already made many friends with whom … Continue reading

April 5, 2014- San Salvador (MYSM) 360 NM

The rally started on the bad foot ! Randy Boone, the water survival seminar specialist was on time at the meeting point: Banyan, ready to go, but no dinggie !.. Saturday, April 5 – We waived goodbye at Mr. Boone !!!! Take off 9:00 AM – Our first destination: MYSM San Salvador As always, flying … Continue reading

Morton Salt celebrates 100 years of the Morton Girl !

Morton Salt will participate to the hosting of 18 aircraft part of the Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally 2014,this coming April 7 in Inagua, Bahamas. Morton Salt is providing fuel coupons to the participants of this annual event.

Governor General’s Cup 2014 Caribbean Air Rally

Starting April 5 through April 17, follow the teams on a 12 day adventure as they explore  the Samana Peninsula in Dominican Republic,  the natural beauty of Nevis and the French flavour and sophistication of Martinique: The  Island of flowers, and join us for a celebration of the finals in the island of the 365 beaches: Antigua ! Don’t miss this … Continue reading