Air Navigation (Closure of Aerodromes) Regulations
CH.284 – 734] CIVIL AVIATION
STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS LRO 1/2002
Subsidiary Legislation under the Colonial Air Navigation
Order, 1961 (S.I. 1961/2316)
AIR NAVIGATION (CLOSURE OF AERODROMES)
[Commencement 23rd November, 1963]
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Air
Navigation (Closure of Aerodromes) Regulations.
2. In these Regulations “closed aerodrome” means an
aerodrome closed for the taking off or landing of aircraft
during the night under the provisions of these Regulations.
3. (1) No aircraft shall take off or land at any
aerodrome in The Bahamas during the night except such
aerodromes as have been notified as being available for the
take off or landing of aircraft during the night.
(2) The Director of Civil Aviation may, if he thinks
fit, grant special permission in writing for the use of any
closed aerodrome for the taking off or landing of a
particular aircraft on a particular occasion during the night.
(3) In the event of an emergency the pilot of any
aircraft may land at a closed aerodrome during the night:
Provided that in any such case the pilot of such
aircraft shall within forty-eight hours make a report in
writing to the Director of Civil Aviation setting out the full
reasons for the landing.
4. It shall be the duty of the owners or operators of
all aerodromes in The Bahamas to take such steps as may
be necessary to prohibit taking off or landing at any closed
aerodrome by aircraft during the night.
5. (1) The Governor-General may, whenever he
deems it necessary, for any reason affecting the public
interest order that any aerodrome in The Bahamas shall, for
such period as may be stated in the order, be a closed
Taking off or
Duty of owners.
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(2) No aircraft shall take off or land during the night
at any aerodrome declared to be a closed aerodrome by
order made under the provisions of paragraph (1) of this
regulation while such order remains in force and notwith-
standing that such aerodrome may previously have been
notified as available for the take off or landing of aircraft
during the night.
6. Any person authorised by the Director of Civil
Aviation may take such steps including the placing of
lighted obstructions on any closed aerodrome as may be
necessary to secure compliance with the provisions of
AIR NAVIGATION (CUSTOMS AIRPORTS) ORDER
[Commencement 28th April, 1956]
1. This Order may be cited as the Air Navigation
(Customs Airports) Order.
2. The places set out in the Schedule to this Order
are hereby designated as customs airports for the types of
Abaco Airstrip, Marsh Harbour: Landplane (G.N.
Green Turtle Cay: Seaplane.
Hope Town: Seaplane (G.N. 119/1961).
Marsh Harbour: Seaplane (G.N. 293/1959).
North Abaco Airstrip (Green Turtle Cay):
Landplane (G.N. 38/1963).
Snake Cay: Seaplane (G.N. 293/1959.)
Walker’s Cay: Seaplane.
Andros Fresh Creek: Seaplane and landplane (G.N.
San Andros Airport, Mastic Point, Andros:
Landplane (S.I. 166/1965).
Berry Islands Chub Cay: Seaplane and landplane (G.N. 212/