Flying in Aruba?

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  1. Frogs97

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    Looks like we're going to be taking a trip to Aruba next year. Anyone familiar with it? I was hoping to at least take some instruction, and get to log time there. It doesn't look like there's much in the way of anything GA on the island.
     
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    I stopped there on a cruise. I don’t think there are any piston type planes there. Enjoy the beach
     
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    Was there a couple years ago. Didn't fly a plane but the windsurfing and kite surfing was awesome. Make sure to hit Paul's Brauts on the beach.
     
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    We were there several years ago and wanted to fly around the island. The price for a helicopter tour was off the scale. Contacted a flight school there with a nice 172 with an instructor. He insisted I fly even though we just wanted a tour. A little over an hour and I paid $200 for plane, fuel, instructor with a
    nice tip. The guy was great and it sure gives a different perspective of the island. Keep in mind the wind blows hard every day, all day.
    Dale
     
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    Which is good as it keeps the mosquitoes off of you...
     
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    About $200/hr dual in a 172 isn't too out of line. I paid that much 11 years ago in Hawaii. That's much less than a helicopter tour would cost.