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  you already know your return itinerary, you should go ahead and file your arrival eAPIS manifest for your return to the USA from the comfort of your home, that is one less thing to worry about. Flying a turbine-powered aircraft to the Bahamas means you will probably be operating under IFR which greatly simplifies the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) crossing requirements as outlined in Part 99. You may file your IFR flight plan for your flight to the Bahamas as you would for a domestic flight, which includes using electronic filing or Flight Service. Miami Center controls the airspace above the Bahamas, so you will feel right at home as you fly over the beautiful crystal clear waters. En Route There are only three towered airports in the Bahamas: Nassau (MYNN), Freeport (MYGF) and Marsh Harbour (MYAM), plus one AFIS in Great Exuma (MYEF). All of the other air- ports in the Bahamas are non-towered and the CTAF frequency for all of them is 122.8. Instrument approach procedures are only authorized for MYNN and MYGF, so you need to be sure that weather is suitable for a VFR arrival and departure at the other airports (which is normally not an issue). As you fly over the Bahamas, communi- cating with ATC is not a problem and you can contact Miami Radio for assistance via their Remote Communication Outlets (RCO) located on Grand Bahama (126.9) and New Providence (118.4). You can also contact Nassau Radio on their RCOs on Abaco (124.2) and New Providence (128.0), or the AFIS in       ➊ Your first landing and your last takeoff from the Bahamas must be at an Airport of Entry (AOE). The Bahamas offers 18 AOEs conveniently located on most of the major islands. ➋ There are eight United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Designated Airports to choose from upon returning to the U.S.   20 • TWIN & TURBINE / November 2019 

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