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Renting a plane in the Cayman Islands

Old 21st Feb 2020, 00:49
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Renting a plane in the Cayman Islands

I am going to be in the grand Cayman Islands this summer and Iím interested in renting a plane for a day trip to Cuba or Jamaica. I have my ppl and will have my instrument rating finished up by the tone of the trip. I canít find any general aviation planeís available for rent on the island. I was wondering where I can find a plane and what steps I would need to take in order to be legal to fly? Does anyone have experience flying ga in the Caribbean?
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Hello

I have experience of flying GA in the Caribbean - I have owed my own Archer since 2012.

Mainly I fly in the eastern Caribbean - so think BVI down to Trinidad - I have done the trip down from Florida a couple of times too.

Your problem with finding a GA airplane are fairly typical - I do not have any personal knowledge of the possibility to hire in Cayman - being British it will be a lot more difficult than if it was a US territory.

My best suggestion to you is to contact the tower at the Owen Roberts airport - they will know if there are any regular GA users who may rent, I would not expect a successful outcome - if you do I am thinking US registered airplane (you will need a US licence for international) and a whole raft of issues with insurance - then throw in the Cuba element and you will have problems.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Ebbie 2003
Hello

I have experience of flying GA in the Caribbean - I have owed my own Archer since 2012.

Mainly I fly in the eastern Caribbean - so think BVI down to Trinidad - I have done the trip down from Florida a couple of times too.

Your problem with finding a GA airplane are fairly typical - I do not have any personal knowledge of the possibility to hire in Cayman - being British it will be a lot more difficult than if it was a US territory.

My best suggestion to you is to contact the tower at the Owen Roberts airport - they will know if there are any regular GA users who may rent, I would not expect a successful outcome - if you do I am thinking US registered airplane (you will need a US licence for international) and a whole raft of issues with insurance - then throw in the Cuba element and you will have problems.

Good luck.
Thank you for the idea! Iíll definitely give tower a call and see what my options are, the Cuba idea is probably out the windows just because of the extra work it would add.
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 20:34
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Just curious, but did you ever end up renting a plane in Grand Cayman?
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