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"Executive Terminal"

 
brandonc
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Hi,

I have just been curious, every time I am in St. Croix and driving north from Fredricksted (on Rte. 63) towards Ham's Bluff, I see this green and white looking road sign on the right that says "Executive Terminal" with an airplane symbol on it. I believe it has an arrow that points up one of the side roads. I think I have been up that road and seen another sign like the original one that I seen along the shoreline. Is this a private airport or something... Just curious what this might be?

Thanks,
Brandon

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Topic starter Posted : October 9, 2010 3:16 pm
rotorhead
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It's Bill Bohlke's house.
There is a sign up by the house that says "Did you remember to close your flight plan?"

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Posted : October 9, 2010 3:37 pm
jsmith
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Rotorhead
what does "did you remember to close your flight plan" mean?
Thanks. Justin

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Posted : October 11, 2010 12:38 pm
Linda J
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i'm not Rotorhead, but I can answer. When flying longer distances, most pilots call the nearest FAA facility and file a flight plan. It gives the info about your plane, where you're going, who is flying with you, and your planned take-off and landing point and time. When you arrive safely at your detination, you call the same FAA facility and tell them you've landed -- you close your flight plan.

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Posted : October 11, 2010 12:47 pm
rotorhead
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Linda is exactly right. Flight plans are filed with an FAA facility called a Flight Service Station. They handle filing, opening and closing flight plans and weather briefings. They can be contacted anywhere in the US at 1-800-WXBRIEF. They can also be contacted enroute. In the USVI you call San Juan Radio on 122.2 MHz or 123.65 MHz.

FYI - Bill Bohlke operates the FBO at TISX (STX) airport. They are the people who sell fuel, rent hangar space, provide flight instruction, etc.

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Posted : October 11, 2010 2:49 pm
Linda J
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A few years ago Ric and I flew (well Ric flew, I navigated) a cessna from Louisville, KY to visit my parents in Phoenix. It was quite an experience. Lots of flight plans were filed during that trip!

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Posted : October 11, 2010 5:47 pm
Ric
 Ric
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And closed.

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Posted : October 11, 2010 9:01 pm
jsmith
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Linda J and rotorhead thanks for the info. Justin

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Posted : October 11, 2010 10:05 pm
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