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Answers For Pilots: 406 MHz ELTs

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

No doubt you’ve read about the changeover from 121.5 MHz to 406 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) that is effective February 1, 2009. But what, exactly, is changing? The international search-and-rescue satellite system, known as Cospas-Sarsat, will stop monitoring 121.5 MHz ELTs on that date, although 121.5 ELT signals will be still be detected by receivers including local airports, air traffic control, and overflying aircraft.

Never Again Online: Complacent in the cockpit

Article | Jul 01, 2008

It was a sunny January morning in Northern Baja, Mexico, when we landed at San Felipe. I taxied my Twin Comanche over to the fuel pumps as I had on nearly a hundred other occasions since I began flying as a volunteer pilot with Mexican Medical Ministries in 1992.

Avionics First Look: Vertical Power

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2008

Vertical Power (VP) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has created a microprocessor-controlled electrical system for experimental airplanes. VP’s system not only can replace the countless circuit breakers, diodes, relays, and other discrete components that have been the norm for GA airplane electrical systems for the past 70 years, but it has a programmable “brain” to that can be fine-tuned to manage the electrical system.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

I have been involved with SCORE International Off-Road Racing for as long as I have been a private pilot. As a race official for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1,000 off-road race I was at the starting line in Ensenada, Mexico, and since my duties included the timing and scoring of the event it was imperative that my staff and I reached the finish line in La Paz, Mexico, before the first racers did.

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.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2007

An inconvenient departure Bruce Landsberg's article was very informative as usual ("Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents: An Inconvenient Departure," January Pilot). I fly into and out of San Diego's Brown Field Municipal Airport often, both VFR and IFR, coming back from my home in Mexico and then continuing to John Wayne Airport, my home base.

South of Here, East of There

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

Whoever out there who hasn't dreamed of chucking it all and heading south of the border, please stop lying now. Romantic visions of lazy days vacationing in piña colada land dance across the mental windscreen, especially at this time of the year when winter looms out there in the not-so-distant darkness.

AOPA questions FAA's 'stealthy' UAV TFR on Mexican border

Article | Sep 01, 2006

AOPA questions FAA's 'stealthy' UAV TFR on Mexican border The FAA on Friday suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly established a temporary flight restriction (TFR) area near Nogales, Arizona, along the Mexican border for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights. "While there has been ongoing discussion regarding TFRs for U.S.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2006

Flying to Mexico is worth the effort Mexico. The name elicits visions of beautiful coastlines with warm, clear water.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2006

Rocket racing anyone? New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in January officially welcomed rocket-powered aircraft racing to his state, another component of a burgeoning aerospace industry that promises to bring big dreams and big paychecks.