Al Marsh

Someone, anyone, fly to the Dominican Republic

April 9, 2008 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Politely the men approached each journalist sitting in the Sun ‘n Fun press room. “I am pleased to present you this brochure,” they said. It was obvious that their mission was extremely important to them, that the slightest frown might crush them, and I assured them this was the best brochure I had ever seen. Titled “Discover the Airports of the Dominican Republic,” it promises that “General Aviation Now Fee-Free By Presidential Decree 169-08.” The Sun’n Fun media staff tried to herd reporters to a press conference, but few rose from their seats. In my case, it was the deadline for Wednesday’s ePilot that kept me from going. So please, somebody, fly over there and visit. Or at least click on It will make the Dominican tourism officials very happy. And proud. (Fees at the country’s eight major international airports “will be minor in comparison to any other airports in the Caribbean,” the brochure promises, while “…fees at domestic airfields have been eliminated.” OK, so fees aren’t completely eliminated. Whatever. Just click and make someone happy.


One Response to “Someone, anyone, fly to the Dominican Republic”

  1. Franklin P Says:

    Thanks Alton for your review.

    We are working hard in making the DR a safe, secure and cheap destination for sport and private pilots flying to the Caribbean, So when in doubt, need more information or any questions please feel free to email me and visit the websites related to Flying to the DR.

    Thanks again
    Franklin Polanco Jr.
    [email protected]

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