Caribbean Flying Adventures
ARUBA – Oranjestad – Reina Beatrix Int'l Airport – TNCA
New FBO - updated procedures are available to Members
FLIGHT PLAN:from Grenada – A561 MTA CBC A552 NOL PBL W15 PNA G442 TNCA - 555 NM; from Trinidad - A552 CUP CUM W12 BNA G443 CBC A552 NOL PBL W15 PNA G442 TNCA - 576 NM;
route Refueling Stops: Margarita Island, Maturin Int'l, Maiquetia (Simon Bolivar Int'l - Caracas), Valencia.
Gen Decs In: 2
Gen Decs Out: 3
Immigration Form: available in terminal
Passport: or original birth certificate plus official photo ID
Fees in US Dollars:
Customs Clearance Inbound: $16 ($24 Florins)
landing: $5.65 ($10.11 Florins)
Parking: $.91 ($1.63 Florins)About 4 cents an hour!
Departure Tax (crew exempted): $27.50 per person
Fuel: $4.25 (cash only)
Terminal: Very modern facility; food and shopping.
After Landing: taxi to general aviation parking (south side of runway); an airport shuttle bus will meet you plane side and ferry you to the main terminal.
PARKING-REFUELING PROCEDURES: at $.91 parking per 24 hours, stay as long as you like; the fuel office is located on the general aviation parking ramp; the shuttle bus will swing by the office when you depart so you can arrange quick refueling.
ARRIVALS PROCEDURES: Shuttle bus drops you and passengers at arrivals gate; follow signs to immigration (two escalators up and one down); present one GenDec to immigration; you will be asked to complete an additional form which duplicates to some extent the GenDec; also complete one immigration form per person; then proceed to customs window on far left of arrivals hall and pay arrivals clearance fee; then to customs inspection; present one GenDec; exit to street.
DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: enter arrivals terminal and approach security desk at sliding doors for arriving passengers; even though a sign reads "do not enter this area," you may approach the desk and inform them that you are an outbound private flight; they will notify customs; proceed to the “restricted” customs door at the far right side of the arrivals terminal; a customs official will open the door and you can present two GenDecs at the same window at which you paid the arrivals clearance fee; customs will return one stamped GenDec to you; return to the arrivals hall, turn right and proceed to the Non-U.S. Departures Terminal;
The "passenger service" kiosk is located in the open area between arrivals and non-U.S. departures; present one unstamped Gendec; pay landing and parking fees; pay $27.50 US departure tax for passengers – crew does not pay; proceed up the red stairs to the flight plan office (at end of the balcony); submit flight plan (show receipt for landing/parking fees and stamped GenDec); use office phone to call for a weather briefing;
Down the steps to non-U.S. departure entrance; present stamped GenDec to immigration; pass through security and proceed to gate R1/R2; call for shuttle bus on phone behind gate counter (#242 for bus – #202 to call security to open door) and wait for bus to transport you to your aircraft (show driver your landing/parking receipt); bus will drive to fuel office so you can request the fuel truck; cash only;
Request engine start clearance, flight plan and taxi.