Staying on Union Island

The hotel Union Kings Landing: Nice people, tiny breakfast and good food for dinner.

Happy trap - small island with completely exagerated prices - it made only the owner happy

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Airport Union Island

Approach airport Union Island over a hill

The customs told my wife who wore hot pants: We do not do business with people who are dressed like you.

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Staying overnight in Anguilla

Approaching the airport of Anguilla

B+B in Anguilla

Anguilla was a good place for staying overnight and refuelling.

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Puerto Plata MDPP

A very green island on the north side

Puerto Plata Airport MDPP

Flight control was competent, refueling fast and the second time we could pay with Visa. A handling agent, who costs nothing helps you to go around with immigration and customs. Makes sense to leave him some $. No further costs besides parking fees. We booked a hotel with www.booking.com and the procedure was quite rapid. On the way back the refueling took us two hours because of the customs procedures. Although we did not leave the airport, we had to go trough the whole procedure, even a drug dog visited us …

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Hawks Nest with the airstrip nearby on the Bahamas

Hawks Nest Resort is close to the private airstrip

Close by is a Marina where sharks are feeded (for the tourists)

Shark feeding

Hawks Nest has specials for pilots http://www.hawks-nest.com/default.asp

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Harbour Island – an expensive getaway on the Bahamas

English style houses, many bad roads and very expensive hotels

The sand is nowhere so pink as on habour island (true?)

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The remote Crooked Island with airstrip on the Bahamas

Airstrip with Crooked Island Resort - unspoiled and remote

Originally there was the first post office of the Bahamas

The C182 on Crooked Island airfield

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Renting a plane in Miami

Tamiami Kendall is the GA-airport of Miami

We rented the C182 from Angel Flying club in Miami, with good preparation and service

A byflight of the Miami towers was part of the biannual which took almost three hours (with six IFR approaches)

Close to Miami is Key Largo with is great wildlife

Some addresses to rent a plane in KTMB:
Angel Flight Club Miami (where we rented the plane 2012), good service!
Dean International Flying School (where we rented the plane 2011)
Hampton Inn Key Largo (where we stayes during christmas und New Year) very friendly people, good environement, good value.

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