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Bahamas Pilot Challenge announced

October 15, 2012, 01:37 pm

The Bahamas Pilot Challenge has recently been announced for 2012 through 2013, encouraging pilots to head to the many islands off the Bahamas. The challenge is to have pilots document landings at 12 of the 20 Bahamian airports before November 30, 2013, with a chance to win a total of 23 hotel night stays at top resorts throughout the region's many islands.

“The Challenge is designed to motivate pilots to explore islands they had not previously considered visiting, as well as to attract pilots new to the Bahamas,” said Neil Glazer, one of 11 Bahamas Flying Ambassadors in the United States and president of PilotMall.com.

The enticing awards include accommodations at some of the most popular resorts in the Bahamas, including the Hemingway Suite at the Bimini Big Game Club and a luxury junior suite at Harbour Island's Valentine's Resort.

The first prize for the challenge is an eight-night hotel stay on each of four islands including Grand Bahama, Bimini, Harbor Island and Cat Island. Second prize is a six-night hotel stay on three islands, while third prize is four nights on two islands. There will be a fourth prize and a bonus prize awarding three and two nights says on one visit. The hotel stays for the top three awards can be split up on separate trips.

Winners will be selected randomly for those who complete the 12 airport challenge and will be announced in December 2013. Every pilot who completes the event will receive a Bahamas Pilot Challenge T-shirt.

General aviation events have been in full swing as the fall flying season was recently kicked off. The Rocky Mountain Airshow, held August 24 to 26, broke attendance records this year, with 60,000 people participating in the event.

“We were thrilled to bring the most sought after aerobatic performers to Denver this year,” stated Jim Cimiluca, event chairman. “Kirby Chambliss, five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion, was incredible. We were very proud to be selected by a very exclusive team as one of only 20 events worldwide to host the USAF F-22 Raptor.”

The show was organized by Colorado Sport Aviation, a non-profit group promoting recreational aviation. The group presented, as always, scholarships at the event, which now total more than $100,000 contributed this year.

Aviation events serve as a good reminder to pilots that pilot life insurance is a viable option to ensure loved ones' financial futures.

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