With the intent to crack down on illegal charter operators, the Flight Standards Inspectorate issued a September listing of authorised charter companies, otherwise known as aircraft operators certificate (AOC) holders.
“Please ensure that before you board an aircraft for the purpose of travelling away for the holiday or for business that you consider using the service of an authorised air charter operator,” stated the notice from the Flight Standard Inspectorate.
Authorised Aircraft Operators Certificate Holders
Atlantic Blue Charters
Cat Island Air
Diving Safaris Ltd
Ferg’s Air Limited
Flamingo Air Charter
Golden Wings Charter
Land and Sea Charter
Pineapple Air Limited
Prestige Air Limited
Randolph Air Charter
Shoreline Air Services
Sky Bahamas Airlines
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The Flight Standards Inspectorate warns:
Should you be approached by an individual offering to take you or your family away, please ensure that that individual is in possession of the following:
* An Air Operator Certificate issued and signed by the Civil Aviation Department Flight Standards Inspectorate.
* A Commercial Pilot Licence issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Civil Aviation Department.
* A Second Class Medical Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Civil Aviation Department.
* A Logo Sticker issued by the Department of Civil Aviation.