EMERGENCY ALERT: Hurricane Dorian Impacting The Bahamas – Heading West Toward US
Since the last update, Hurricane Dorian, which is now a category 5, has moved through Puerto Rico and is now directly impacting the Northern Bahama Islands heading toward the US. We are happy to report that our friends at Copeca Jet Center are doing well. We have also been getting updates from Odyssey Bahamas and they are safe. Many do have friends and family in Abaco, which is experiencing devastating hurricane forces as we write this. Please keep them and everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian in your thoughts and prayers.
As it pertains to airport updates, please continue to check Flight Services/NOTAMs for the latest status. The below information is current as of 17:00 today, but is subject to change. All times are in eastern standard time.
Odyssey Aviation Bahamas (Nassau – MYNN)
At this time, MYNN is open. Their airport authorities will monitor the progress of the storm but do not foresee the need to close the airport at this time. Click here to view the latest watches and warnings.
Fontainebleau Aviation (Opa-Locka, FL – KOPF)
The Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport is scheduled to remain open for continuing operations. As a result, Fontainebleau Aviation will maintain operations and doesn’t anticipate closures at this time. Their full service FBO has plenty of fuel and is prepared to support your flight operations. The Fontainebleau Aviation team can be reached at (305) 685-4646. Click here for Hurricane Dorian Updates from the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department.
National Jets (Fort Lauderdale, FL – KFLL)
An exact determination has still not been made at this time as to when the airport will close. Currently, the BCAD is estimating the airport will close sometime between 0800-1200 tomorrow, September 2nd. The airport will not close until winds reach 39 MPH sustained. National Jets will remain open right up until the airport closes. They have plenty of fuel and manpower to assist all aircraft operations needing to get in, pick their passengers up and get out. Click here for the latest information.
Odyssey Aviation (Kissimmee, FL – KISM)
As of 13:00 EST, Odyssey Aviation will continue operation through 2pm tomorrow, September 2nd. Kissimmee Gateway Airport is scheduled to close at that time. Odyssey Aviation will remain closed until the storm has passed and it has been deemed safe to return to the airport. Stay tuned for more information. Click here for the latest information.
Yelvington Jet Aviation (Daytona Beach, FL – KDAB)
As of today, the airport will close after the last flight departs tomorrow night, September 2nd. Yelvington Jet Aviation will remain open until the airport closes. The tower will remain open until winds reach 50 knots. Click here for the latest information.
Relocating for the storm?
Many of our Paragon Network FBOs have ramp and hangar space available for you to keep your aircraft safe during the hurricane and will be offering special rates to evacuees.
Please contact our members directly for rates and availability using the below information.
|Port City Air (KPSM)
|Ramp space available for 10+ business jets and hangar space for at least 3 – 5 midsize or light jets and 1 – 2 heavy jets. Port City Air will offer 25% off their low hangar rates for anyone evacuating from the storm.|
|Fargo Jet Center (KFAR)
|Hangar space available for up to two small to mid-sized jets (Citation Jets up through Hawker 800s). A discount of 35% off hangar rates will be offered for those evacuating from the storm.|
|Lowcountry Aviation (KRBW)
|Hangar space available.|
|Odyssey Aviation (KYIP)
|Ramp parking and hangar space available.|
|Ross Aviation (KTRM)
Thermal, CA (Palm Springs)
|Hangar and ramp space available. Offering 50% off ramp and hangar fees. Call for discounted rates on fuel.|
|FlightLevel Aviation (KOQU)
|Paragon Network customers will receive free outside parking for seven days along with no ramp or handling fees. Airport landing fees will still be in effect.|
|Ross Aviation (KHPN)
White Plains, NY
|Ross Aviation has 23 acres of ramp space available and they are ready to assist with short or long term parking arrangements. Offering 20% off for overnight parking for those relocating for the hurricane.|
|Lux Air Jet Centers (KGYR)
|12,000 sq. ft. of hangar space available.|
|DuPage Flight Center (KDPA)
|Free overnight ramp parking for the duration of aircraft relocation. Hangar space also available.|
|Henriksen Jet Center (KTME)
West Houston, TX
|Hangar space available.|
|Henriksen Jet Center (KEDC)
|Ample hangar space and ramp parking. Advanced notice is recommended due to local event. Rental cars may be hard to reserve without notice, but a complimentary shuttle to Bergstrom Airport will be provided if anyone needs to catch a commercial flight.|
|ProJet Aviation (KJYO)
Leesburg, VA (Washington, D.C.)
|Plenty of tie downs and some corporate hangar space available. Paragon Network customers seeking alternative housing during the storm will receive 50% off on overnight and hangar.|
|Tunica Air Center (KUTA)
|Plenty of ramp space to accommodate up to a BBJ. Ramp and overnight fees will be waived for those needing to relocate temporarily for the duration of their stay*. Limited on hangar space but can accommodate up to a G6 on a first-come first-serve basis. Offering 50% off hangar rates for those relocating for the storm. Tunica Air Center will also assist you with finding a hotel and rental car if needed. Hotel space and rental cars are limited due to the holiday weekend so please call ahead. They will schedule personnel after hours as needed.
*The number of nights for waived ramp and overnight fees will be dependent upon the length of time the storm impacts evacuees.
|The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU)
|Limited hangar space and plenty of tie-down space. Please call ahead for availability.|