Monday, February 10, 2014
Local Pilots Fly In To Serve Others In The Bahamas February 20 - 23
According to Bahamas Habitat co-founder and President Steve Merritt, airport manager at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg, the need is surprisingly great. "Once you get past the row of resorts and take the time to get to know the people of The Bahamas, you understand how great the need is to serve. The Fly-In gives pilots the chance to do what they've always wanted: fly internationally to a beautiful, close location, The Bahamas, and use their aircraft and aviation skills to do some good in the world."
The event begins Thursday, February 20, with lunch in Orlando, FL, the Fly-In "launching pad." After a check-in, the group takes flight, arriving in time for a beautiful Bahamian sunset. On Friday, volunteers are divided into teams and tackle projects. Saturday, work teams finish up and then take the afternoon off for sightseeing. Participants return to Florida on Sunday. The registration fee covers accommodations at mission base, Bahamas Methodist Habitat's Camp Symonette, and most meals.
About Bahamas Habitat
Bahamas Habitat is an international service organization that partners with volunteer pilots, aircraft owners and aviation industry professionals to fly their own aircraft to provide dignified humanitarian outreach to the people of The Bahamas, Haiti and Mexico. They serve by delivering disaster relief and basic medical, economic, housing and other services. For more information, visit www.bahamashabitat.org.