Friday 24 May 2013 09:11 UTC
Where have you been? What have you seen?
Air Orlando did indeed move into the hands of new owners. This happened just before we rented from them in Feb of this year.
They're still a convenient company to rent from in the Orlando area and well suited for the Bahamas. However, I was less impressed by the state of the Cirrus we rented - it was the same as the one we had been renting for the prior 3 visits, but it had clearly not been looked after cosmetically. The other Cirrus that one of my flying partners rented, on the same trip, experienced a cylinder issue and had to swap to a Cessna 182. The rates have also increased a lot in the past couple of years (although partly due to the effect of the FX rate) - it's now not that much cheaper than the UK.
I'll probably rent from http://www.flyplatinum.com/ going forwards. The other pilots in our flying trip rented through them and their aircraft were spotless.
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I'm at Sunstate Aviation at Kissimmee right now and they are a great bunch. They do though require an IR for Bahamas unfortunately. C172S non-G1000 but with autopilot dual VOR and everything always works are $135/hour at the frequent flyer rate ($2500 credit to your account on arrival). They have about 7 C172s, 2 C162s and a Tecnam twin now. Brand new building being built right now and they have been established a long time.
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