Dominican Republic tourism officials have worked the world to attract tourists, and are seeing results. But not from American private pilots. For years they have appeared at press conferences at aviation trade shows and air shows, but find few journalists waiting to hear their message. You’d think they might get discouraged. But not this year at Oshkosh. They simply multiplied their numbers and reinforced their message. They are not going away. It’s 650 nm from Florida to the Dominican Republic, and you can island hop all the way. It can be done in six to eight hours by the average small piston-engine aircraft. It is obvious that our failure to go will only increase their efforts. You might as well go. After all, the Dominican Republic has it all. I just heard that at their press conference. Twenty seven golf courses, beaches that stretch uninterrupted 40 miles..oops, sorry, I’ve become one of them.