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Mexico eases APIS rules for GA pilots

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2014

Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.

Baker takes GA cause to Homeland Security secretary

Advocacy | Jun 27, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson June 26 to discuss issues important to general aviation pilots, particularly Customs and Border Protection stops of innocent pilots flying within U.S. borders.

AOPA Live This Week - June 12, 2014

Video | Jun 12, 2014

Fly with us across the Atlantic in a TBM 900. Join us for the adventure. We travel to AOPA's birthplace to celebrate 75 years. Find out how a glider club is soaring to new heights as an airport owner.

TBM900 Atlantic Crossing - DE

Video | Jun 11, 2014

Tom Horne flies a TBM 900 across the Atlantic

Flying over Niagara Falls

Video | Jun 06, 2014

Jill Tallman explains how to approach flying over Niagara Falls and what to look out for.

Coast to coast for animal rescue

Article | Jan 27, 2014

A New York pilot's first animal rescue flight took him coast to coast and became a mission to deliver one dog to a new home.

AOPA works to end confusion over flights to Mexico

Advocacy | Dec 31, 2013

The Mexican government is set to implement a new law requiring advanced passenger information for flights to and from the country similar to U.S. eAPIS requirements, and it is causing some confusion.

Pilots wait hours to clear customs, cross border

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Pilots trying to clear customs to return to the United States are feeling the effects of sequestration up close and personal—sometimes stuck in their aircraft for hours before being permitted to deplane. Rick Gardner, AOPA’s authorized representative for the Bahamas, Mexico, and Central America, contacted AOPA staff from Fort Lauderdale Executive after waiting in his aircraft for more than two hours to clear customs.

FAA finalizes cross-border airways

Advocacy | Apr 17, 2012

New Victor airways will ease the passage of GA aircraft across the U.S.-Mexico border. AOPA supported the creation of the new airways, extending from California and Arizona to Mexicali, Mexico.