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.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
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