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Mexico 406 MHz ELT Extension

July 7, 2015. We received official confirmation today from Mexico's DGAC that a three year extension for the implementation of the 406 MHz in Mexico is under final review by the Judicial Department of the Secretary of Communications and Transportation. A final response should be given before the end of July, 2015.


Time change Cancun, Cozumel, Chetumal

January 1, 2015. The time zone for the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun (MMUN), Cozumel (MMCZ), Chetumal (MMCM) will change to EASTERN TIME on February 01, 2015. The government of the state has not yet decided if they will participate in Daylight Savings or not.


Bahamas government has implemented new fees

July 2, 2013. Effective July 01, 2013 the Bahamas government has implemented new fees on aircraft landing in the Bahamas regardless if entering the country to visit or while in-transit on a refueling stop.

Aircraft that use a C7A INWARD General Declaration (Private Flights) will pay a US$ 50.00 fee on arrival
Aircraft that use a C7 INWARD General Declaration (commercial Flights) will pay a US$ 75.00 fee on arrival
Since Private Aircraft can also use a C7 as an INWARD Declaration, all PRIVATE flights SHOULD ONLY use a C7A as an INWARD General Declaration to avoid paying the higher fee. You can download the C7 and C7A forms from the Bahamas Section of the Procedures and Forms page of the Caribbean Sky Tours Member Website.

The US$ 25 Departure Tax remains in effect at its current amount of US$ 25 for crew and passengers.
Regrettably, there was little advance notice so all pilots flying to the Bahamas should take note to avoid any surprises.

 

 

For more details, contact Caribbean Sky Tours at +1-786-206-6147 or at info@caribbeanskytours.com

 


 

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