Frequently Asked Questions

q. How do we pay for our flight? 

a. Credit card is fine. Visa and Mastercard. Wire Transfers too. 

q. Can you fly in all types of weather?

a. While no aircraft can fly in all types of weather, the airplanes we recommend have storm-scopes and radars to avoid thunderstorms. Even with this equipment, there are times when flights must be diverted or delayed for weather. Your flight crew will inform you of any delays and options for dealing with them. Your safety is always our first concern. 

q. When should I arrive for departure?

a. One of the primary benefits of charter is that you set the schedule. You set the departure time and arrive at your convenience. The aircraft will be normally ready for departure no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time and will depart when your group is ready to go.

q. How long does it take to get to ________?

a. Flight times are quoted at the total time the aircraft is in the air. Passenger time is approximately half that amount. Here are the total flight times for popular routes in the Kodiak:

  • Bocas Del Toro                2.8 hours
  • David                                  2.8
  • Pedasi                                1.8
  • Isla Perlas                         1.1
  • Contadora                         1
  • Porvenir                             1
  • Playon Chico                    1.7

q. What about aerial surveys?

a. We receive quite a few calls from survey firms looking for aircraft support while they are here in Panama.

Some thoughts to keep in mind:

1) We need to know about any potential modifications to the aircraft to mount your equipment. Generally, when ever you drill or move a rivet, you need an STC for the equipment on the specific aircraft. Temporary mounts are fine.

2) Some projects require fuel to be brought to the operating area to assure schedules are adhered to. The cost for transporting the fuel is $500. Plus the cost of the fuel, which is a bit higher than in Panama City.

q. I am a pilot. Can I rent a helicopter or airplane?

a. Short answer is no. Reason is insurance.

aircharterpanama.com is not a direct or indirect "Air Carrier.” aircharterpanama.com does not own nor operate any aircraft. All flights are operated by FAR Part 135 or 121 air carriers or foreign equivalent ("Operators"), who maintain full operational control of charter flights at all times. 

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