UPDATE: CURRENT TRAVEL DATES HERE Itinerary HERE ===================== OK, here's the deal! My wife and I've been imagi-planning a general aviation two to three week adventure that starts in South Florida, and visits the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas) and St. Martin/St. Maarten, with two or three days at each location. From St. Martin, for the truly adventurous, one can go with a CFI the few miles over to St. Barts (TFFJ) and get the official "check out" to be able to land at one of the world's most challenging approaches. Here's what the route would look like, departing from Fort Lauderdale Executive; all the airports on the route are good GA fields with fuel, and customs AOE where needed. The longest overwater leg is well within the capabilities of most GA aircraft, at 227 nm, from the Bahamas to the Turks. The colored triangles on the routes are 100nm markers for that route's segment. The 227 nm leg DOES have airports one can land at, at Crooked Island and Mayaguana Island, but they are marked private (resorts) and have no fuel. Another POA member heard about this adventure, and thought I should consider throwing it out there as a POA fly-out adventure. And so I am! If we did this, say May 2013 or so, would anyone else be interested in joining? This is before hurricane season gets going, but it's still warm and nice on the islands! Sharing the adventure is more fun--we could negotiate rates or rent multi-bedroom homes at destinations, or go "solo" once on the islands--your choice. Those that want to shorten the trip duration could do part of the route, then head back earlier than the rest. Consider this the "testing the warm waters" post!