February 17, 2010
By Dave Hirschman
Flash Pass Net is a new and streamlined alternative to the Customs and Border Protection’s cumbersome eAPIS (Electronic Advance Passenger Information System) that’s now required for international flights.
eAPIS requires pilots to file online manifests before crossing U.S. borders and imposes heavy fines if any of the information is incorrect. It also requires re-entering identical data for repeated flights.
Flash Pass Net helps pilots comply with eAPIS rules by storing information and putting in safeguards designed to eliminate common mistakes. It also saves time by allowing users to avoid using CBP’s Web site.
Flash Pass Net was developed by Lobo Labs.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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