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Buffett to Christen Upgraded Jamaica Airport

May 5th, 2010

Jimmy Buffett will be the first to land at an upgraded airport in Jamaica when he flies his Falcon 900 there on Friday:

The Airports Authority of Jamaica yesterday said singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and not Warren Buffett, as it had announced Monday, will be the celebrity visiting Jamaica on Friday.

Buffett, of Margaritaville fame, will be here on the special invitation of Chris Blackwell of Island Outpost and will be the first to land in his private jet on the upgraded Boscobel Aerodrome in St Mary, the Airports Authority said.

The facility will be commissioned later this month as the island’s third international airport.

Let’s hope Jamaican authorities welcome him differently than in 1996 when they opened fire on his seaplane as he taxied in the water at Negril. That incident was the inspiration for the song Jamaica Mistaica.

Jimmy has been flying for over 20 years and owns several airplanes. Read more about his aviation adventures here.

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