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Answers for Pilots: Flying to Canada

Article | Jun 01, 2009

As the weather gets warm, many pilots, like birds, get the urge to fly North. From May through September, AOPA answers phone and email inquiries from pilots asking what is needed to fly across the border into Canada.

Canadian Aviation Expo moves to Hamilton International

Article | Apr 01, 2009

The Canadian Aviation Expo, Canada’s largest trade/consumer aviation show, has teamed up with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum to make Hamilton International Airport its home.

Member Guide

Article | Jun 01, 2008

Flying north of the border Summer’s temperatures provide a great reason to fly north for some reprieve from the heat and humidity. Canada’s provinces and territories offer myriad attractions from Ontario’s City of Niagara Falls to Alberta’s Jasper National Park.

Passport required to enter United States

Article | Sep 01, 2007

Passport required to enter United States There's a new item to add to your preflight checklist when flying outside the United States: Passport on board? Starting January 23, you'll need a passport to reenter the United States, even from Canada and Mexico. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, set forth by an act of Congress in 2004, requires everyone — including children — who travels by air to Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a passport to reenter the United States.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2007

Flying to Canada in a private aircraft can be one of a pilot's most enjoyable adventures. From the mountains of British Columbia, to Nova Scotia, and to the vast far Northwest Territories, Canada provides spectacular views and great locations that often can be reached only by light aircraft.

- Oshkosh 2006 AOPA News

Article | Jul 25, 2006

AOPA Online -- Oshkosh 2006 AOPA News User fee reality — Boyer tells Oshkosh crowd 'be very concerned' AOPA President Boyer explains thedangers of user fees to an Oshkosh audience. $30 for a flight service station "consultation," plus an additional $5.31 for each forecast product used.

Guide to Member Services

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

Financing options for more than aircraft purchases The AOPA Aircraft Financing Program offers more than just financing to purchase an aircraft. The program has expanded to include financing options to install avionics, upgrade an aircraft, and refinance an existing loan.

Fishing in Canada's Remote Wilderness

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2006

I sit as motionlessly and as quietly as possible as a heavy mist again becomes a steady rain. The gray Canadian sky has grown grayer still as somewhere in the clouds the sun is dropping low on the horizon.

The Can-Am Fly-In

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2006

"When you share a passion, it's easy to communicate" As a vicious evening thunderstorm roils across Lac Taureau, a large Canadian lake northeast of Montreal, lightning plunges the crowded banquet hall into darkness. My instant reaction, and probably that of many others from "south of the border," is to groan.

Guide to Member Services

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Renters: Make sure you're covered Aircraft renters may be putting themselves at risk every time they fly if they don't have their own non-owned-aircraft insurance policy. Most FBO policies afford little or no coverage to the renter, and you could be held liable for property damage, injuries, and damage to the rented aircraft, which could cost you thousands.

Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2004

Flying for fun and points in the International Air Rally Ever want to explore Canada by air, visit places you'd probably never seek out on your own, and have a chance at winning some money while you're at it? Then consider signing up with the eight-day-long International Air Rally, an annual event that's a combination of tourist adventure and flying competition. The entry fee of $990 Canadian (about $760 in U.S.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

Into the valley of fire I just finished reading "Into the Valley of Fire" in my July issue of AOPA Pilot. What a fantastic story by Patrick R.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2004

Flying here is similar — but different Yearning for your first international flight? Think Canada, where flight rules are similar to those in the United States. But don't think the flight planning will be a breeze, say AOPA's technical specialists.

Beaver Fever

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2002

As a young lad growing up in Hopkins, Minnesota, Jon Strom and his father made annual treks across the Canadian border to fish for the wily northern pike. The father-and-son team admit that they never caught the biggest fish in Canada but it didn't matter to young Jon: "The trip in the chartered de Havilland Beaver was always the best part of the adventure." Some years later, at age 18, the younger Strom left Minnesota to attend the University of Denver, where he became a civil engineer.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

An easy international adventure "I am planning an IFR flight from Michigan to Ohio in the near future," an AOPA member recently wrote in an e-mail message to AOPA . "The most direct route will include flying through Canadian airspace from north of Detroit to east of Cleveland.

The Gimli Glider

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2000

When a giant Boeing 767 runs out of fuel at 41,000 feet, hearts beat faster and knuckles turn white. It happened to Air Canada Flight 143, carrying 61 passengers and a crew of eight, at 8:15 p.m.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1999

Tips for trips to Mexico and beyond Thinking of flying off on a new adventure? Ask AOPA Pilot Information Center specialist Dave Yinger about his favorite adventure flight and you'll see a wry grin and sparkle in his eyes: Fly south of the border, he'll tell you. Baja California, other parts of Mexico, and countries in Central America remind pilots of the "wild and wooly" days before urban sprawl — when the West was wild and flight was young; the days of bush pilots, gauchos, and barnstormers in open-cockpit biplanes.

Postcards

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

From Moose Jaw to beyond La Ronge The Canada of Saskatchewan and Alberta offers plenty of open farmland, lakes, and vast expanses of uninhabited forest. Flying this relatively unknown part of Canada is also the opportunity to test the verity of the curmudgeon's view of Canada: "A few acres of snow," as expressed by Voltaire.