Saturday, January 16, 2010

Grand Bahama Airport Company aids mercy flights to Haiti

By Gregory Christie

 FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — The Grand Bahama Airport Company is among the first corporate citizens in the Bahamas to lend a hand following the tragedy in Haiti, providing assistance for two helicopters enroute to the devastated island with relief supplies.

Pegasus Tech a private company out of Jacksonville, FL, heading to Haiti with two helicopters filled with supplies to assist in the search and rescue efforts following Tuesday’s 7.0 earthquake, made a fueling stop in Grand Bahama. To assist the humanitarian effort by Pegasus Tech, the Grand Bahama Airport Company waived all landing fees for the helicopters.

Gary Gilbert, CEO of Grand Bahama Airport Company, Freeport Container Port and Freeport Harbour Company, said the assistance was is some small way the first opportunity the company has to show its support for the search and rescue efforts underway on that island.

“We cannot begin to imagine what lies ahead for that country and we are pleased to be able to show our support,” said Mr. Gilbert.

The two helicopters were piloted by Randy Dossey and Captain Stephen Weaver.

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