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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.

The whales of Baja

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Dawn casts the barren Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula in a soft light as we overfly the dusty airstrip at San Ignacio.

Question of the week: Airports of entry

Article | Sep 16, 2013

When flying from the United States to an airport in Mexico, you must land at a Mexican airport of entry. When flying to Mexico from the Bahamas, your first landing must be at one of only two airports. Which airports are they?

In New Mexico, ‘general aviation equals jobs’

Article | Aug 13, 2013

A general aviation jobs rally in Albuquerque, N.M., brought out a “terrific crowd” that heard business leaders and elected officials describe the industry--as Gov. Susana Martinez put it--as “something worth celebrating, and worth building on.”

Pilot guidebook for Mexico and Central America available

Article | Aug 05, 2013

The Pilot’s Guide to Mexico and Central America contains detailed instructions on arrival and departure procedures as well as current contact information for 229 large and small airports (143 in Mexico and 86 in Central America).

Club Spotlight

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Crossroads Flying Club based at Double Eagle Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, isn’t for everybody. It’s a small club in which members pay a high equity stake to gain access to two high-performance aircraft—a 250-hp Socata Trinidad TB20 and a 300-hp, six-seat Piper Lance. Club President Bob Rausch explains how the club works and why it’s a great alternative to owning your own aircraft.

Never Again: Unseen storm

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

In January 1998, as I prepared for my second legislative session as a New Mexico state representative, my wife Cynthia asked me to fly her to Arkansas to visit our daughter. The weather briefer reported a fast-moving cold front that might necessitate an instrument approach.