|Wisconsin Governor visits Bahamas booth at international air show|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:00|
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin -- Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, visited The Islands Of The Bahamas booth, in the International Federal Pavilion at EAA AirVenture, during a brief stop at the mega aviation show, in Oshkosh, WI, the week of July 23 through 29th.
EAA AirVenture has been dubbed the world’s largest aviation show, and with an estimated 500,000 plus attendees annually, the show is a major contributor to the area’s economy. The International Federal Partnership (IFP), a group of some 12 Federal agencies from the U.S., Canada and The Bahamas, is among the vast spectrum of thousands of aviation entities, aircraft and displays that make up the show.
During the Governor’s visit to the show, he was welcomed and escorted throughout the Federal Pavilion by The Bahamas’ own Chief Pilot and Aviation Specialist, Mr Greg Rolle, who this year began a two year term as the Chairman of the IFP.The Islands Of The Bahamas is the closest offshore destination to the U.S. mainland and one of the only countries in the region that has been exhibiting at EAA for more than a decade. This year, in addition to the usual representation from Civil Aviation and Bahamas Gateway FBO’s, the Bahamas’ IFP booth also featured officers from the Customs and Immigration Department, The Royal Bahamas Police Force and its Aviation Unit. Bahamas Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) Ambassador, Mike Zidzunias’ Breezer aircraft was again at the show as a part of The Bahamas’ display.
In one of the show’s hangers, The Bahamas shared an additional booth with partners including representatives from The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, Grand Bahama hoteliers, and ground transfers, as well as executives from a local Bahamas FBO.
Photo - At center, Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, with Greg Rolle, IFP Chairman and Bahamas Chief Pilot and Aviation Specialist at his immediate left. Also pictured are representatives of Bahamas Preferred Gateways, Bill Garghill, Sheltair Aviation - Fort Lauderdale Jet Center and Bruce Woodrel, Banyan Air Service ; and far right, Dennis Dames of The Royal Bahamas Police Force Aviation Department.
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