Instead of giving your loved ones another knickknack with a gift receipt, give the gift of sun, sand and relaxation this holiday season. A flight to the Bahamas will be remembered much more fondly than another “Live, Love, Laugh” sign or an uncomfortable pair of socks. Giving experiences instead of material items is becoming more and more popular for the holidays. Plus, a flight to the Bahamas is the perfect way to get away from any cold, gray weather and end the year on the right note.
Air Unlimited is making it easier than ever to give the gift of travel. You can purchase holiday gift certificates on our website that are redeemable for one year. This way, you won’t have to guess the dates that would work best for your loved one or ruin the surprise by trying to figure out when they would want to travel. The gift certificates can be used for either Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour.
The holiday season can be the most stressful time of the entire year. Between battling through the mall and coordinating family dinners, deciding what to buy everyone on your list can be a daunting task. If you buy a gift certificate for everyone, or even just for that special someone, at least one gift is hassle free. A gift certificate can sometimes seem like a last-minute gift that isn’t very personal, but you can add to it by including a travel plan that you know your loved one will enjoy. Include a map of the area or make your own gift certificate saying things like “One beach day with no cell phones,” or “Dinner is on me.”
The Abaco Islands are a very unique place and offer everything from luxury to casual experiences. A fun way to add mystery to your gift is to give someone things they will need for their trip without giving them the gift certificate first. Imagine the look on your mom’s face when she unwraps a mask, snorkel and pair of flippers in the middle of winter in Ohio!
Raise the bar this holiday, and take someone on a flight to the Bahamas with Air Unlimited. Visit our website to purchase a gift certificate today! Give the perfect gift now and choose the perfect dates later.
As we all get ready to gather with family and loved ones this Thanksgiving, the Air Unlimited team wanted to share what we’re thankful for this year. From being excited to go to work every day to helping people create unforgettable memories on our private planes, there is a lot for us to be grateful for.
Co-Founder and Pilot Chick Gregg and his wife Lisa: “We’re thankful for our family’s health after a year that has brought us closer together.”
Office Manager Melissa Manchester: “I’m forever thankful for my husband, RJ. No matter what is going on in life, he always manages to make me smile and laugh. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with our amazing team at Air Unlimited. I’m thankful for family, the time we get to spend together and for friends that have turned into family.”
Co-Founder and Pilot Mark Neubauer: “I am thankful for God, my Family, our Company and all our loyal passengers!”
We get the opportunity to not only work with a spectacular team here at Air Unlimited, but also to serve some amazing customers. The second you step into our private hangar, you become part of our extended family. Our lives are enriched by making your experience on our private planes unlike any other. We’re thankful for each and every one of you who has flown with us over the years. We look forward to continuing to serve you wherever your vacation dreams may lead you.
Alan Rodney Griffin has lived all over the globe, and three of his passions have remained consistent throughout his travels: aviation, Africa and his faith. There were many times over the course of his career where these passions overlapped in his work as a pilot. Air Unlimited is happy to have this seasoned pilot offering flights to the Abaco Islands from the Orlando-Sanford International Airport.
Alan’s passion for flying started when he was just 11 years old. He watched a film strip about missionaries who were killed in Ecuador with Nate Saint as their pilot. Saint’s bravery and commitment inspired Alan at a very young age, and he strived to consistently embody these traits throughout his career. He began his journey to become a pilot in 1968 after leaving his home in the UK to live in South Africa. He began teaching at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi where he taught the current President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. He tirelessly worked and saved up enough money to pursue his dreams.
By 1974 he received his private pilot license in Kenya. Alan, a man of many passions, knew it was time to move on to his next goal. Before he was able to teach in Nairobi, Alan had to go through a teacher training course. He was satisfied with this career, but he had aspirations to attend a university and expand his knowledge of aviation, which would provide more opportunities. One year after earning his private pilot license, Alan moved to Texas to attend Le Tourneau University. This was the start of even greater things for Alan. He received a Bachelor of Science in aviation and bible studies, met his wife Ruth and began working at the Gregg County Airport in Longview, Texas.
His commitment to aviation education led Alan back to Africa once again. He continued his flight training and worked in commercial aviation in Kenya. During his time there, Alan used every flight as a learning experience. This is a method of thought he still practices to this day.
Now, Alan, Ruth and their two oldest children live in Orlando. Alan’s newest venture is working with Air Unlimited piloting flights to the Abaco Islands. As a contract pilot, he has made many flights to the Abaco Islands, but he is looking forward to traveling there for pleasure instead of work. Prior to working with Air Unlimited, Alan had only visited Treasure Cay, Staniel Cay and Exuma for a photoshoot of the EADS Socata TBM 850, a high performance single engine turboprop.
In Alan’s many successful years as a pilot, he has yet to visit one destination that he can call his absolute favorite. He does have one major life goal in mind, though. New Zealand is more than 8,000 miles from Orlando over open ocean, but with dedication, Alan hopes to find a way to pilot a plane there. He has more goals on the horizon like piloting more gliders, amphibian flying, and learning how to fly a helicopter. It’s easy for him to stay motivated and inspired while working with Air Unlimited. He also keeps a healthy work-life balance and spends time gardening, exercising, helping his church, and of course being a couch potato when the opportunity presents itself.
Keep an eye out for Alan on your next flight to the Abaco Islands! If you’re looking for a good story, don’t hesitate to ask him about his many travels abroad.