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What you need to know when flying outside of the United States.
Alaska is not an international destination for a U.S. citizen flying from the Lower 48, but those portions of the flight that overfly or land in Canada must comply with Canadian regulations. AOPA has divided flight information into two sections: one for flights that will land in Canada en route to Alaska, and the other for flights that will depart from a U.S. airport, overfly Canada without landing, and land at a U.S. airport.
With Grand Bahama International Airport less than 100 nautical miles from many airports along Florida’s east coast, the Islands of the Bahamas are a popular tourist attraction for many pilots. Learn what you need to do as pilot in command, what your aircraft needs, how to help your passengers, and more to ensure a fun, relaxing international flight.
Flying to Canada is a short hop for many pilots based along the northern U.S. border. For others, it’s a backcountry flying excursion for camping and fishing. Before you go, learn about Canadian regulations, U.S. Customs, Electronic Advance Passenger Information System, and more.
Fly over beautiful scenery south of the border in Mexico, but don’t get caught off guard by new regulations. Find out about entry procedures, ELT requirements, air traffic control fees, and other information about flying internationally and specifically within Mexico.
The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.
The site of AOPA's first regional fly-in is at once modern and rich with history, and ready to welcome pilots.
Nicknamed the "baby student" when he learned to fly, because he was the youngest student at the airport, Ed Adams is one of only a dozen charter members still on the AOPA membership rolls.
Solar Impulse 2, an updated and larger version of the groundbreaking aircraft that has captured imagination and support around the world, was unveiled April 9.
The de Havilland Beaver showed off its staying power once again, taking on and topping all comers in AOPA's 2014 Best Aircraft Showdown.
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