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Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.

Finding flamingos

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Photography by Chris Boyer Have you ever had one of these days? You’re flying above a thousand brilliant pink flamingos, over a deserted white sand beach. On one side are the azure tropical waters of Mexico’s Campeche Bank; on the other, vibrant green coastal wetlands.

Finding flamingos

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

A bird's-eye view for conservation

New Mexico TMOA may squeeze IFR routes

Article | Mar 26, 2013

AOPA is reminding pilots who fly in New Mexico that a temporary military operations area (TMOA) will be in effect from April 7 to 20 in the southern part of the state, possibly limiting access to several airways during active periods. AOPA reported in October 2012 on the Air Force plan to institute the Playas Temporary Military Operations Area in airspace from 300 feet agl to, but not including Flight Level 180, to support an annual training exercise.

Topics Mexico, Travel


Article | Mar 24, 2013

Brief: Modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights The modified rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) affecting private aircraft on international flights goes into effect on Dec. 18 and becomes mandatory on May 18, 2009.

NM governor signs aviation funding bill

Article | Mar 20, 2013

A bill signed by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez March 15 restores one of six sources of funding for the state’s aviation trust fund.

NM lawmakers share love for GA on 'Aviation Day'

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2013

General aviation felt the love on Valentine's Day from New Mexico lawmakers during Aviation Day at the Capitol. New Mexico House and Senate committees advanced bills Feb. 14 to reinstate funding from the state’s general fund for the aviation trust fund.

New Mexico hailstorm highlights tax effect

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2013

Repairs are still under way after an October hailstorm damaged nearly every aircraft at Los Alamos Airport in New Mexico, where a state tax has driven maintenance facilities and aircraft owners out of state.

New Mexico drops proposed seaplane ban in face of opposition

Advocacy | Dec 26, 2012

A proposed seaplane ban in New Mexico was tabled after the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division received hundreds of comments opposing the measure.

New Mexico TMOA plan crowds out airspace users

Advocacy | Oct 24, 2012

An Air Force plan to establish a temporary military operations area in New Mexico would leave multiple sections of several IFR routes unusable while providing general aviation pilots with no way to acquire real-time information on the airspace's activation.