When the weather turns unbearably hot, a pilot's thoughts turn to density altitude, aircraft performance... oh come on, who are we kidding? A pilot's thoughts turn to escaping to some place cool. And fortunately, we have great escape machines.
As soon as the temperature started to climb, so did the number of calls to AOPA's Pilot Information Center, asking about flying to Canada. And the aviation experts at this end of 800/872-2672 have all the answers. It's a free service to AOPA members, of course.
You can also find just about everything you need to know here on the Web site. Several years ago, AOPA and the Canadian Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) jointly produced a guide on flying across the longest unguarded border in the world. It's on the Web.
So is a comprehensive index of additional information that will come in handy, including how to use the CANPASS customs system. There are also pages on flying in Alaska, and how to clear U.S. Customs when you return to the lower 48.
If you want to hit other international destinations, we have the info on that, too. After all, it won't be too long before you start thinking about flying south....
July 29, 2005