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ENTRY TO THE US
The restrictions on foreign registered aircraft flying in the US still exists; however, pilots may apply for waivers to that NOTAM.
Request for waivers should be sent to the FAA at the address below :
Federal Aviation Administration
Attention: Waivers Office, ATT-1
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20591
FAX : 202/267-5456
The AOPA has published a full set of instructions on how to apply for waivers.
We suggest any one interrested in entering the US should visit their Site:
This information courtesy of AOPA
NOME, Alaska (PAOM)
After 9/11 it is quite a difference to fly into the US with a private aircraft:
1.You need a Visa, which means you have to apply for it and than have to visit the US Embassy in your country personally for an interview.
2. You need to get a Waiver from TSA for the route you want to fly – FSI did the application for us. The Waiver-Number must be stated in Sec 18 of your flight plan.
3. You need a DECAL which you can purchase via internet from CBP Customs and Border Protection. Before departing from the foreign airport to an “US Airport of Entry” you should contact Customs by phone and inform about your ETA – do not come earlier! The ADCUS notation in your flight plan does not guarantee that Customs receives the ETA notification! In small airports like Nome it saves time if you fax following information beforehand as well: Name, Date of Birth, Passport Number, Visa Number, Decal Number.
At arrival you have to present Passport, Pilot License, Medical, Aircraft Registration, Airworthiness Certificate, Decal and you have to fill in and sign the “Private Aircraft Enforcement System Arrival Report” (CBP Form 178), the Customs Declaration (Form 6059B) and the Arrival-Departure Card (CBP Form I-94).It all sounds very complicated but on the Nome Airport it took us only 30 minutes and we could go – much less than on every airport of Asia or Russia before – and we did not have to pay any fee, just the fuel for our aircraft – what a nice feeling to be back in the free world of General Aviation!
HAWAII Hilo, (PHTO)
Cessna Caravan 208B (MTOW 3950 kg). A great place for entry to the USA. Charges were $91.92 for the agricultural man for early departure to the mainland, and $25 customs sticker. D.S.
Cessna 210 (MTOW 1822 kg). From a ferry flight from California to Japan. The airport landing fee was $11.33, the ramp parking fee was $1.90, the airport system support charge was $2.35. I bought 221 US Gallons of avgas at $2.47 per gallon (total cost of fuel was $545.87.) The cost (including fuel and charges) was $561.45 and there was a $23.39 tax on top of this - i.e. total cost was $584.84. RC.
BELIZE and MEXICO
I called the Dept of Civil Aviation to find out what was necessary for clearing, and they forwarded me to the Airport Concession company (BACC: +501 225 2045).
The official I spoke with indicated we they would need copies of:
- certificate of registration.
- insurance covering Belize - covering Belize or Central America as a whole; liability for our aircraft.
Also be able to show:
- pilots license & medical, all valid (present to air traffic services).
- of course our passports. (no special visa required for U.S. passports).
- customs clearance from departure airport.
- general declaration.
They want a copy of the flight plan at least 2 hours prior to departure.
Also he recommended coming between mon-fri 6am-6pm (normal hours); after hours and on the week-end there are "overtime" charges for customs, immigration, and quarantine.
We will be charged a landing fee for landing at intl airport. After that, won't be charged to land at any government airstrip.
To overfly Mexican airspace, we must send a request with model, serial, registration, where to/from, that we are just overflying mexico, name of person/pilot, and sign the request. Also include return fax number. Fax along with a copy of the flight plan to +52 55 55 232955 They will fax us back with approval within a few days.
We just managed to get a fax to Mexico yesterday - apparently you have to call that number I gave you, and tell them you want to send a fax. They will ask you for the name of the person you want to fax, and tell you that they are unable to receive a fax unless you have the name of a specific person (we didn't). Then you tell them that you want to request permission to overfly their airspace only, not land (overflight=sobrevuelo). Finally you will convince them with this information to let you send a fax... then they will tell you they will give you a "tone", after which you must immediately fax your request, to the same phone number, upon hanging up. RB
Goose Bay – CYYR
30 May 2012
Mooney N371AG – 1528 kg MTOW Good stop, Handling by Woodwards, Costs Landing C$25.00, Parking C$33.00, Handling C$125, AVGAS C$2.74/litre.
Last update: July 4, 2013