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  1. Thanks RoddyM and Sikorsky for your suggestions. ...

    Thanks RoddyM and Sikorsky for your suggestions.



    Motivation :

    The proposed venture isn't about me though, it's about growing General Aviation within the region.
  2. Hi Sikorsky , a very valid question. ...

    Hi Sikorsky , a very valid question.

    Personally I'm one to go the private sector route 100%.

    Governments supplying tax payer's money are bound by law to ensure that the general public benefits...
  3. Hi Sikorsky, thank you very much for your...

    Hi Sikorsky, thank you very much for your detailed comments, very useful and much appreciated.



    Issues previously addressed:

    Some of the comments (nature of the niche market, the usefulness...
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  5. Hi "Tennessee" thank you very much for your very...

    Hi "Tennessee" thank you very much for your very valuable insights and comments.


    I probably need to be more clear as to what my objective is and where I am referring to.



    The objective is...
  6. "Flying Dave", yes indeed it is going to be a...

    "Flying Dave", yes indeed it is going to be a monumental struggle. Thank you for your wish for good luck.

    Just looking at what someone like Cdr. Bud Slabbaert has managed to accomplish with the...
  7. You are correct Tim but I've been in the aircraft...

    You are correct Tim but I've been in the aircraft design/manufacture/flight testing and production domain since the mid 1980s, so I'm not entirely clueless.

    You are very right however to point out...
  8. Just realized Flying Dave that the response I...

    Just realized Flying Dave that the response I provided in post #10, in response to your question posed in post #7, did not directly answer your particular question.


    Here's a more specific...
  9. Denny thanks for your very apt comments. I...

    Denny thanks for your very apt comments.

    I too have wondered why there wasn't that much private flying taking place.

    At my peak, I've flown over 120 hours in a single year in Canada and I...
  10. A very fair question and one well worth...

    A very fair question and one well worth addressing, thank you for asking it.

    I'll try to explain my particular interest in pursuing the venture I've taken on.

    I work professionally in the A&D...
  11. Thanks Tim for those insights. Although I'm...

    Thanks Tim for those insights.

    Although I'm looking at the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, so over 1,000 miles to the east and then another 800 miles to the furthest point south, some of the...
  12. Not a problem Oliver, all honest opinions are...

    Not a problem Oliver, all honest opinions are valuable and definitely welcome.

    There may be a misconception though in that the idea is to import kit aircraft from US and Canadian OEMs and to...
  13. A very astute observation on your part. Thank you...

    A very astute observation on your part. Thank you for your inquiry and suggestion.

    In fact there are a couple of other ventures being looked into which involve float planes but they are commercial...
  14. I've been asked why would anyone want to fly '...

    I've been asked why would anyone want to fly ' low & slow ' in the Southern Caribbean ?

    Here are some Points of Interest that might be worth exploring from above.



    Flying over the coastal...
  15. "RoddyM", you're so right about flying in the US...

    "RoddyM", you're so right about flying in the US and in Canada.

    That's the sort of freedom I'm intending to promote in order to grow General Aviation in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.
    ...
  16. Good question "Flying Dave". One of the...

    Good question "Flying Dave".

    One of the discussions that was undertaken on Social Media involved the feasibility of establishing privately operated grass strips with FBO facilities.

    The...
  17. Very good and practical advice Denny. Thank you...

    Very good and practical advice Denny. Thank you for supplying it.

    There are however only around 6 privately registered aircraft on the island where I'm currently staying and the island nation has...
  18. All very great suggestions, thank you. Some of...

    All very great suggestions, thank you.

    Some of the suggestions have been considered and action already taken.

    For example, thanks to a lot of the footage available on YouTube that's been...
  19. That's an excellent idea ! Thank you for your...

    That's an excellent idea !

    Thank you for your suggestion.

    Currently though the logistics would be very challenging for me to take on as a team of one.

    The North American GA community does...
  20. How best to introduce STOL flying to the Caribbean, any suggestions ?

    Hi Folks,



    I'm looking for ideas as to how I should best go about generating interest in the building and flying of kit built STOL aircraft, in a region where they virtually do...
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