Caribbean Flying Adventures
Flying over Cuba is EASY and interesting - an exciting experience! But IFR only
1) Over Flight Request Form - Click here
a) Private Recreational Flights $40 - Free for Members (1 per year); Owner flying the aircraft (MTOW < 6,600 lbs)
b) Business, Charter and Commercial Flights - Click here to review FEES
2) Cayman IFR Approach Plates - Click here to purchase Grand Cayman STARS and SIDS
U.S. RULES: The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued a decision allowing U.S. citizens to contact Cuba directly to obtain over flight permits and to pay Cuba directly for any fees assessed. The payment process, however, is difficult. It requires a wire transfer in Euros to a bank in Panama through a bank in Germany. The wire transfer fees alone can add to $120 not including the actual fees.
CUBA RULES: Private Recreational Flights are not assessed over flight fees; these are defined by the Cubans as owner-piloted aircraft flying to the Caymans, Jamaica, etc for family holidays with MTOW < 6,600 lbs; heavier aircraft or owner on board but not flying the aircraft, the Cubans charge; flights that are flown by owners but for business purposes (same day or next day round trips) or Charters or Corporate aircraft are charged "navigation fees" and "transaction fees" that must be paid by wire transfer to a Cuban account in a Panamanian bank. In addition, for flights operating above 24,000 feet, there may be a "navigation" fee assessed by Jamaican flight service IF you are in radio contact with Kingston ATC. These fees are the responsibility of the aircraft.
Caribbean Flying Adventures RULES: will continue to offer one free permit with annual membership for pleasure flight with the owner in the left seat with MTOW < 6,600 lbs. We will also obtain one way or roundtrip Cuban Over flight Permits at cost plus $40 for pleasure flights with owner on board but not piloting the aircraft.