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PorquΓ© no puedo obtener el vor de mdpc

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new VOR MDJB

NEW VOR-DME in MDJB Joaquin Balaguer Int. (Higuero) HGR FREQ 116.60

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Closed

Why did it close

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"The worst" airport in Dom Rep - Servicewise for General Av

- upon arrival w my CanReg private plane : twelve 12 -I counted- employes surrounding a plane ( Customs,Narco,National police, Turist police, CESA ( local TSA ), "AVIAM Ltd - Rampies " some of them w clip boards" ) like a zombies surprised w " new " arrival ....No smiles or welcome to DR. IT'S NORMAL - DO NOT BE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT ! ( I noticed small progress )..On "C" gate every visit of Your plane 1 hr ...local security no power and callin' boss..than boss of the boss DEPARTURE:self called IDAC(local FAA)inspector show up that my FPL needs " corrections" in his office ($?) and when I told him that Miami confirmed my FPL w copy in my hands , the guy "folded tail" and despaired ....New "clip boarders" asking for unpayed? Invoices"FACTURITA $ 20.-" hidenly.nocking on side window even w running engines... ATC = OK got a taxi clearance .....If You pass this experience 3-4 times You are ready to wear Caribbean pilot palm shirt and enjoy aviator life !!!

- As a passenger flight WEST JET Feb 2012 ....I checked 2 empty baggages and got a stickers on my boarding pass ( by local WJ attendant). For second one need to pay extra $20.- and didn't have a cash ( my biggest mistake) ,offered Visa ..even to cashed money in local free shop ...NO...been sent for extra personal check / customs/police intentionally obviosly to lose the flight, after plane was gone everything was ok with smile..what a PERFECT COORDINATION. ..Nex day I took a flight from Porto Plata - Toronto and pick up my baggage ...w explanation of local WEST JET agent that computer showing " passenger didn't show up on time..." Sad,sad so sad.. But optimism is the key for this airport- final answer ! DOOLAY doolairr@yahoo.com

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re: luggage inspection

They can go through it after you pick it up because you don't go through customs until you have your luggage in hand. I have gone through customs there many times and have never had my luggage checked. Maybe you looked a little suspecious to them. Illegal drugs are not allowed in the country; there not allower in the Us and Canadas either. You will be arrested.

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luggage inspection

Why do they go throught our luggage after we pick it up off the luggage carosall and do they have the right to take things out of it and is there a list of things we cannot bring into the country.

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re: Emergency Landing

Reply to @Cougar20:

OMG - what if that was your Granny, Mother, Sister, or Auntie? Is your life that horrible that you cannot find anything else in your heart to comment on other than you had to wait! What is this world coming too? You honestly need to pray and search for guidance in your life. HONESTLY

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re: Emergency Landing

Reply to @Cougar20: maybe next time it will be our life at risk and youll realize what a jerk you are for complaining about a 2 hour wait

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Nice Airport

Open-style terminal building is really cool and highlights the tropical experience you'll have in the Caribbean.

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closed airport

This airport is closed, in the near future a new airport will be available

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Westjet inaugural flight

Departed from El Catey airport June 2010 headed for Toronto then on to Calgary. Fantastic airport and what a relief from using Puerto Plata and then driving so far. Just wait for the new road to be completed and time to Las Terrenas will be even shorter again. Samana will no longer be the worlds best hidden secret. Visit me at my restaurant in Las Terrenas by sending me an email gordon@insuranceportal.ca. Paradise in paradise.

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re: Closed

Reply to @david: no problem, any question on dominican republic i'll be glad to help.

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re: VOR Moved

Reply to @dominicanpilot: Thanks. Do you happen to know the new latitude/longitude of the VOR?

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re: This is not an airport.

Reply to @dominicanpilot: Thanks for the update. The 2008 ICAO Location Indicators doc lists an MDBL as the identifier "Boca Chica/Batey Luisa". Is there a chance that there used to be an airport (or perhaps a heliport) somewhere in this area?

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re: Closed

Reply to @dominicanpilot: thanks for the update -- I've marked the airport as closed.

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This is not an airport.

This is not an airport and is not used by commertial nor private pilots. there is a new airport not active yet for The Marvelles Caves, but it's aproximately 15 NM east from this location.

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re: Principal air base of the Dominican Air Force

Reply to @david: That's absolutly right david. and it's prohibited area just 3 NM From the main international airport MDSD (Las Americas).

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VOR Moved

The VOR Listed in the CJ-27 WAC for MDJB Joaquin Balaguer Int. (Higuero) Has Been Moved to MDCY (El Catey Int.) and is active on 115.8 (DCY), it's now located in the notrhen part of the island.

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re: Closed

Reply to @dominicanpilot: There are some planes that weren't able to fly and were abandoned in place, a big part of the runway it's now being used by some chain stores and as a drag race place sponsored by brahma beer company.

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Closed

The Herrera Airport Has Been Closed to All Traffic And It's Only used as a Landmark

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Closed to all traffic?

According to the Wikipedia article, this airport closed in 2006 when airline traffic moved to La Isabela, and the military blocked the runway. There are a lot of planes on the apron in the Google satellite photo, though β€” could the photo really be three years old? More info would be appreciated.

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Principal air base of the Dominican Air Force

This is the main base for the Dominican Air Force. It originally opened in 1953 as Trujillo Air Base, and was renamed to San Isidro Air Base in 1961. According to Wikipedia, most of the fixed- and rotor-wing fleet is based here.

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Rough!

The captain informed us it would be bumpy on landing. Bumpy as in severe turbulence bumpy. We made it in fine. The airport is more of a shack. Shows you how they did things in the pre computer era. Imagine checking in hundreds of people using stickers and pens. This is in 2005!

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