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Answers for Pilots: Alaska--Pilot Heaven

Article | Feb 01, 2013

From the jagged, snowy peaks of the Chugach Mountains to the spectacular shoreline of Cook Inlet – from the gorgeous turquoise rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, teeming with fish, to the rugged Brooks Range Mountains in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska is breathtaking from the sky and on the ground. Flying is the perfect way to see the vast state. If you are thinking of making a summer trip north, now is a good time to start your planning.

More than 100 Swifts accepted ‘World Domination’ challenge

Article | Dec 03, 2012

More than 100 Globe/Temco Swifts, including one piloted by a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, filled the skies of the United States, Brazil, Canada, and France during an international fly-out on Nov. 4.

Canada releases details in NTSB-FAA employee midair probe

Article | Aug 29, 2012

A controller in the process of radar identifying a Piper Cherokee received a collision alert alarm just before the aircraft collided with a Beechcraft Bonanza May 28, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Aug. 22.

Member Guide

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2012

The arrival of spring means it may be time to plan a trip to Canada's great outdoors.

Answers for Pilots: Canada! Survival in the Wilderness

Article | May 01, 2012

The arrival of spring means it may be time to enjoy a trip to Canada’s great outdoors. Our northern neighbor’s unspoiled wilderness, magnificent mountains, and scenic lakes beckon hikers, hunters, and fisherman each year. Canada is aviation-friendly and there’s no better way to see the country than by air. However, since much of Canada is wilderness area, Canadian Aviation Regulations require pilots to carry survival equipment for many flights. Find out if your trip requires specific gear with lists of recommended survival gear by season and area.

Answers for Pilots: Canada calling

Article | Jul 01, 2011

From the Citadel in Quebec City to Victoria's Inner Harbour, from the humpback whales of Brier Island to Jasper National Park's great fishing, Canada calls to us to come and visit. History buffs, adventurers, nature lovers, and cultural aficionados will be delighted with the variety of sights and experiences Canada offers. Its territories are huge, spanning 3.8 million square miles - making it the perfect flying trip - and the general-aviation-friendly country welcomes pilots from the "Lower 48" and Alaska. Flying across the border involves some preparation, so if you are planning to make the trip, these are the basic requirements.

Postcards: Trek to northern Canada

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2011

Some people will do just about anything for the chance to catch some really big fish - and pilots are no exception. If that means flying for hours across a rugged and remote wilderness, landing on a gravel airstrip in the midst of a 200-mile-long lake, and crossing a couple international borders, so much the better. Not many things can compete with a good flying story—except, perhaps for a flying story that’s also a fish story.

Flying in the true north

Article | Dec 01, 2010

We knew fuel was going to be a problem. During the previous few months of planning for this trip across Canada and northward into the Arctic in a Cessna 182, it was clear that finding 100LL was going to be one of the main concerns once past about 55 degrees north.

Answers for Pilots: Alaska!

Article | Jun 01, 2010

It’s June and flying activity is in full swing in Alaska! For those of us in the lower 48 states, flying there can be the adventure of a lifetime. If a trip of this magnitude is on your radar, here is some practical information to help make that dream a reality.

Answers for Pilots: Selling an aircraft across the border

Article | Jan 01, 2010

Calls have jumped in AOPA's Pilot Information Center concerning U.S. aircraft sales to international buyers. Questions typically involve helping the seller understand what is involved in exporting an aircraft. The process of selling an aircraft can be challenging enough, but when you add exporting that aircraft to a buyer across the border, or across the ocean, the task can seem daunting. AOPA is here to help! We’ll discuss a few of the most important aspects of the exporting process, including the Export Certificate of Airworthiness, deregistering the aircraft, and options for transporting the aircraft to the buyer’s location, as well as providing specific information for exporting to Canada.