Caribbean Flying Adventures
Flying over Cuba is EASY and interesting - an exciting experience! But IFR only
1) Over Flight Request Form - Click here
a) Strictly for pleasurel Flights $275 ($235 for Members -1 per year); MTOW less than33,000 lbs; no same-day roundtrips; owner on board.
b) Business, Charter and Commercial Flights - Click here to review FEES
2) Cayman IFR Approach Plates - Click here to purchase Grand Cayman STARS and SIDS
3) Request received after 3pm two days prior to departure will be charged a $50 short notice fee. The Cubans charge more for short notice requests.
U.S. RULES: The U.S. Treasury Department allows U.S. citizens to contact Cuba directly to obtain over flight permits and to pay Cuba directly for any fees assessed. The payment process, however, is difficult if not impossible from U.S. banks because payment is now required in Euros to a Bank in Havana.
CUBA RULES: Permits are valid for the day requested plus an additional 24 hours zulu - basically a two day window with no crossing time requirements; departure and arrival airport changes are allowed without permit revisions.
All other flights - Part 91, business, ambulance, humanitarian, ferry, charter, etc are charged commercial fees which must be paid in Euros by wire transfer to a Cuban account in a Havana. In addition, for flights operating above 24,000 feet, there may be a "navigation" fee assessed by Jamaican flight service IF you are in radio contact with Kingston ATC. These fees are the responsibility of the aircraft. If you do not talk to Kingston ATC, ignore the invoice from Jamaica; they send invoices whether or not you received ATC services, so beware.