Introducing The Most Sophisticated Private International Airport In The Caribbean

Top Quote Airport Improvements Give Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay Unique Appeal For Private Aircraft Owners. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) August 05, 2010 - Ambergris Cay may be the only private island community in the Caribbean with it's own international airport and such a comprehensive list of services and safety features for private aircraft owners.

    Harold Charles International Airport (MBAC) boasts the longest lighted private jet strip in the Caribbean at 5,700 feet. It has a 10-person staff that includes a its own full-service fire department complete with Tronair tow bars for most types of aircraft, Precision Approach Path Indicators for both runways 7 and 25, Automated Weather Observation System (channel 132.15) and an Oshkosh T2500 Foam/Water tender large enough to handle a Embraer 135 Legacy or a Gulfstream G-II. Plus, MBAC also features ATIS weather from a tower-based flight information service officer and a four-light PAPI glide path indicator.

    In addition to advanced technical features, the airport at Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay now has its own facility for customs and immigration. "The new airstrip makes Ambergris Cay an ideal second home get-away for every plane owner," says Deedee Morrison, Editor-In-Chief of Private Air Magazine. "Landing and clearing customs in less than 10 minutes leaves plenty of time for fishing, or just relaxing on your own private island."

    "The accessibility to our island is key. With the 5700 ft runway, we have the flexibility to bring our children and grandchildren down from Atlanta and within two and a half hours are on Ambergris Cay; and without the hassles of customs lines, plane changes, or waiting in airports, it is a pleasure to travel with the whole family. Also, in my line of work, I am often in New York City one day and Dallas the next, with this flexibility, a stop off on Ambergris Cay is as easy as going home." Says Jouko and Gwen Rissanen, owners of a Challenger 601-3A, Members of Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay

    At almost two football fields wide and an actual landing area totaling 100 feet wide by 5,700 feet long, the airstrip serves as the ultimate welcome mat for Turks & Caicos Sporting Club members. At this time the airstrip is completely paved and striped; night lighting has been installed as well as grass installation of non-paved areas. All in all, the new Harold Charles International Airport represents $20 million well spent to enhance the overall member experience at Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay.

    "This amenity is the top of the top," says Peter Pollak, Managing Partner, DPS Sporting Club Development. "The addition of the airstrip to the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club stands head and shoulders above any jet strip that has been built on any private island in the Caribbean."

    Capable of operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week for both international and domestic flights, Ambergris Cay members have the ultimate in arrival and departure flexibility. Along with private aircraft access, the Airport will continue to serve club flights to/from the nearby island of Providenciales (Provo). Turks & Caicos Sporting Club offers direct 23-minute flights from Provo to Ambergris Cay on a private Sporting Club plane. In fact, the Provodenciales International Airport recently broke ground on a $70 million expansion to allow more flights and greater traffic. Access to Provo is convenient with direct flights from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, London, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto - with more to come as the expansion is completed.

    At just 575 miles south of Florida, the islands of Turks & Caicos are easily accessible from anywhere in the world. At 3:20, a direct flight from NYC to Ambergris Cay takes less time than going to the Hamptons!

    "For our clients, their most valuable asset is time," says Patrick Worsham, Managing Director DPS Club Management "Building a private airstrip gives them the ability to get here easily and begin enjoying themselves the moment they touch the ground."

    Non-Stop Flying Times to Ambergris Cay Airstrip

    Atlanta (ATL) 2:45 Citation V Ultra
    Boston (BOS) 3:25 Citation XLS/Excel
    Charlotte (CLT) 2:40 Citation V Ultra
    Dallas (DFW) 3:45 Citation XLS/Excel
    Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 1:30 Citation V Ultra
    Houston (IAH) 3:30 Citation XLS/Excel
    Los Angeles (LAX) 6:15 Citation Sovereign
    London (EGLL) 8:50 Gulfstream V
    Miami (MIA) 1:30 Citation V Ultra
    New York (TEB) 3:10 Citation Excel
    Philadelphia (PHL) 3:10 Citation V Ultra
    Toronto (CYYZ) 3:40 Citation XLS/Excel

    Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay is an 1,100 acre private island residential community offering distinguished homesites ranging from $600,000 to $6 million USD and world-class amenities such as the longest private airstrip in the Caribbean, world-class fishing, deep water marina, environmental learning center, spa, and fine-dining. TCSC is created by DPS Sporting Club Development Company, LLC. DPS develops private, environmentally sensitive, single-family residential sporting communities on historic and unique properties, with a commitment to preserving the distinct character of each location. The award-winning DPS Sporting Club Collection includes Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, British West Indies; The Ford Plantation, Savannah, GA, and Deep Water Cay Club, The Bahamas.
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