September 20, 2007
If you plan to fly across the border, you better have your passport in hand. Starting October 1, U.S. citizens traveling by air outside the United States will have to carry a passport.
The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security will no longer accept an official proof of passport application. This requirement comes from the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which Congress mandated in 2004. The passport rule went into effect Jan. 23 this year but was eased from June 8 to Sept. 30 because the influx of U.S. citizens applying for passports caused a backlog.
For details, visit the State Department's travel Web site. Also check out AOPA's tips on flying internationally.
Tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship series, including two U.S. races, are now on sale.
NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.
Organizers of the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev., need to raise $500,000 by Dec. 15 to ensure they can insure the 2014 event.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.