Just Another Seaplane Saturday in Paradise!
"Just another Saturday in Paradise logging turbine time in a SES!"
That's what I was thinking as Captain Carl handed the controls to me and I proceeded to enjoy some first time dual SES instruction just out of St Croix, USVI, heading to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
I moved to St Croix from Los Angeles back in May after a series of serendipitous events led to taking the next indicated action - a new career in aviation working for Bohlke International Airways - and flying in the Caribbean - alot!
Today was extra special as I was invited along by Richard O' Such of Shoreline Aviation to experience the BVI's for the first time - and make some new friends at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
He and I were both in Virgin Gorda to talk to owners and managers of the Bitter End and a couple of other resorts and clubs in the area about Bohlke's charter fleet and full service FBO and Shoreline's new Caribbean Private Charter 'waterfront delivery' seaplane operation.
Yes, you can get dropped off straight to your mega yacht!
Or the cool bar at the Bitter End : )
Anyway the pictures say more than my words can! Even though I am kicking myself I was too busy flying the plane to take a photos of the 100 + pink flamingos sunning in the bay of Necker Island (Richard Branson's BVI island retreat). Definitely surreal to fly over!
Hope you enjoy the pictures and please come and visit me on St Croix so we can go seaplane island hopping together! St Croix (TISX) is only 78 nautical miles from Puerto Rico, we have a 10,004 ft runway, cheapest fuel in the region, uncongested Delta airspace - and tons of fun things to do ... or not if you just want to chill! And we are only a 24 minute flight from the jewel that is the BVI's.
See you soon! And check out these websites to find out more.
bohlke.com Me! And the 'No 1 FBO in the Caribbean 2013/2013' (ProPilot Magazine)
Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Island Hopping and more!
Bitter End Yacht Club - too much fun is not enough here!