St. Croix Hosts Caribbean Skyway Air Rally

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The 2016 Caribbean Skyway Air Rally just passed through St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen airport (STX).  The island co-hosted days three through five of the event with the neighboring island of St. Thomas.  The rally comes to a close this Saturday, April 23 as the planes return to Ft. Lauderdale after a 13-day run through the Caribbean.

Caribbean Skyway Air Rally At-A-Glance

Official event title: 7th Annual Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally

Start date: April 11, 2016

Close date: April 23, 2016

Year started: 2001

Years running: 7

Number of participants (pilots and passengers): 81

Number of planes: 34

Number of squadrons: 3

City of origin: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

St. Croix Host FBO: Eagle Aviation, LLC

Types of aircrafts participating:

  • Single engine planes
  • Twin engine planes
  • Propeller planes
  • Private jet

Destinations (in chronological order):

  • Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos Islands)
  • St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Martinique
  • Antigua
  • Tortola (British Virgin Islands)
  • Haiti
  • San Salvador (Bahamas)

Sponsors:

  • The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
  • The British Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
  • The Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
  • The Turks & Caicos Islands Department of Tourism
  • The Martinique Department of Tourism
  • Cruzan Rum
  • Hotel on the Cay

The umbrella organization of the Caribbean Skyway Air Rally is International Air Rally.  Since 2001, more than 500 pilots have participated in their events and more than 80 million people the world over have followed their journeys via blog, television documentary, et cetera.

Ready to island hop like these pilots?  St. Croix is a great base for U.S. citizens looking to live the Caribbean life and have a great hub for visiting international islands.  As the top broker on-island year after year, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  He and wife Kerri have more than 50 years of combined experience in real estate.  Contact them today to find your perfect island home / condo and download their free St. Croix Events & Attractions Guide.

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