Turnpage

Please visit our sponsors

RSS Feed
 

Current News & Press

 

Advertisement

The Bahamas Investor

News & Press Archives

 
The Bahamas Investor on facebookFollow The Bahamas Investor on TwitterSubscribe to RSS feeds from The Bahamas Investor
HOME > 
News & Press > 
Grand Bahama hosts skydiving event

A group of some 60 licensed skydivers and aviation enthusiasts are at the Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island this week for its first Bahama Beach Skydiving event. The historic event which features skydivers, jumping from 14,000 ft, is taking place 2-12 February from the West End International Airport. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
Ministry of Tourism
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018

West End, Grand Bahama, Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A group of some 60 licensed skydivers and aviation enthusiasts are at the Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island this week for its first Bahama Beach Skydiving event. The historic event which features skydivers, jumping from parachutes amid 14,000 feet, takes place daily between 10 am and 5 pm – February 2 through 12 from the West End International Airport.

Organized by Sky’s The Limit, a skydiving company based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the event is also sanctioned by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA). Sponsors for the event include Old Bahama Bay Resort, United Parachute Technologies, Vigil, Aerodyne, Great Wolf Lodge, Sun Path and Shooting Star.


According to Jeff Root (photo credit), CEO and owner of Sky’s The Limit, “all of the skydivers are licensed jumpers and are excited to visit and participate in a sport they love in such a wonderful location as Grand Bahama Island and Old Bahama Bay Resort. It is our hope that we can make this event, in Grand Bahama, an annual one for our aviation members”.

Greg Rolle, pilot and Sr. Director of Sports and Vertical Markets for The Bahamas MOTA said, “the organizers of this event jumped full force, no pun intended, into planning and executing this event. This is a prime example of private enterprise working cohesively with the public sector, and we could not have been more excited to work alongside such a reputable and influential body. The economic injection, particularly into the West End community and the added interest generated from its marketing, are beneficial to the destination.”

Local residents and aviation enthusiasts can watch the exciting parachute jumps, complimentary, from bleachers erected at the Old Bahama Bay Resort. For more information on the Bahama Beach Skydiving event visit: https://skysthelimit.net/bahama-boogie.

A story about Sandals winning eco-friendly accolades tops the business news in The Bahamas this week. Watch a ZNS Network news report here.

While on Grand Bahama last week the Minister of Labour and Training Dion Foulkes met with representatives of shipping services firms Fowlco Ltd and Blue Parrot, which recently joined forces in the field of shipping, logistic and ship repair related services.

The Bahamas Investor
Administrative Links
  


  © 2018 ETIENNE DUPUCH JR PUBLICATIONS LTD