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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.


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.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

Real-world in-flight upset training The Lear 25B was perfectly trimmed, feeling solid as an old Cadillac cruising down Route 66. I was hand-flying it 15,000 feet above the New Mexico desert when, without warning, it pitched up.


Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Baja adventures Great article on flying to Baja in the December 2003 issue ("Postcards: To Baja!" December 2003 Pilot). I have been flying to Mexico from Colorado at least three times a year for the past three years, and all the experiences have been tremendous.


Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2003

Mexico's welcome mat is out for GA pilots We inch the power back and start a slow descent over Bahía de los Muertos. My son and I are in Baja California, Mexico, south of La Paz.

The Extra Mile

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

"Center, Lifeguard Citation Six-Three-Uniform, with you at Flight Level two-five-zero." "Lifeguard Six-Three-Uniform, Center, roger." The controller is not busy. He has been sitting at his position for about 45 minutes and has worked two small flurries of traffic.