John Gressett has already created a thread on this, but I wanted to make sure everyone has a chance to see and, if interested, learn all the details about this trip.  The registration area has lots of detailed information, but I have added some of this here to for your quick reference.

Quick Facts:

Dates:  March 13-22, 2015 (the dry season in both Costa Rica and Guatemala)

Logistics:  Caribbean Sky Tours

(though they are not leading us with their own planes) - Part of your deposit covers their fees and the first dinner that will be held at one of the two starting locations.

Routes: Two separate routes have been built in order to make this accessible to the entire country.  Key West departure group (KEYW) and the McAllen, Texas Group (KMFE)

Lodging:   March 13 and March 21 - Key West - Best Western Key Ambassador Hotel or McAllen, Tx - Holiday Inn Express

March 14-16 Guatemala (Near Tikal) - Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel 

March 17-19 Golfito, Costa Rica - Zancudo Lodge

March 20 - Key West Group - Belize City - Radisson St. George & Marina or McAllen Group - Hotel Tapachula, in Tapachula, MX

You can download a two page detailed brochure from here.


The base fee for one plane and pilot from KEYW is $3010, from KMFE it is $3,450 (KMFE has one more stop on its routing than KEYW does).  Add $50 for each additional person to cover the dinner cost (cash bar please).  Lodging (9 nights) is extra and runs about $3,700 for double occupancy.  Zancudo Lodge is all inclusive with meals and alcohol, Las Lagunas includes breakfasts, the others are normal.  With fuel, tips and tours, we expect the total cost will be just under $10,000 for two people and one plane.  The all in cost from Key West or McAllen actually come out very close to equal with the variance in the hotel charges, fuel, and logistics.


The number of planes and the number of available rooms along with the hold time we have require that we keep this trip pretty small, so if you are interested be sure to go through everything and sign up soon.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact John, or myself with questions.

We look forward to flying with you.

Peter Storer

NC  Governor