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Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Sep '20
A number of years ago, the FAA and Mexico's SENEAM redesigned the airway structure across the Gulf Of Mexico (GOMEX). Part of this redesign was driven by the need to be able to handle more traffic across the GOMEX. Given that aircraft are out of RADAR contact over the GOMEX, increased aircraft separation was required to ensure adequate safety. The answer was to replace most of the legacy "colored routes" with new RNAV routes that require RNP-10 Letters Of Authorization ...
Cuba has made an immediate change to its overflight permit regulations/procedures and is considering additional changes.

The first change is that, effective immediately, they are NO LONGER issuing "free" overflight permits for aircraft with an MTOW below 6,600 lbs. It is not clear what activities or situations may have provoked this decision but they have definitely put an end to them.


Another change that Cuba is considering is requiring all aircraft that use the ...
We are getting many obvious questions about what countries have implemented travel restrictions on General Aviation aircraft and for how long. In order to document the wide range of procedures being implemented, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the countries in our operating region which includes Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. The link below will take you to the public page of our online services website ...
Many pilots do not realize that the USA charges fees for the use of its airspace. The reason most pilots never see a bill is because the FAA will not charge aircraft that either depart from, or land at, a USA airport. In addition, if the total amount to be billed does not exceed $ 400 USD, the FAA simply ignores the invoice. The fees are calculated based on the Great Circle Distance (GCD) from point of entry into and point of exit from USA controlled airspace. The amounts are ...
Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Jul '20
Many pilots do not realize that the USA charges fees for the use of its airspace. The reason most pilots never see a bill is because the FAA will not charge aircraft that either depart from, or land at, a USA airport. In addition, if the total amount to be billed does not exceed $ 400 USD, the FAA simply ignores the invoice. The fees are calculated based on the Great Circle Distance (GCD) from point of entry into and point of exit from USA controlled airspace. The amounts are ...
Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Jul '20
We have created 2 FREE page on our member website, which we are constantly updating, to indicate the status of COVID-19 restrictions at different countries. One page is for The Bahamas and Caribbean and the other page is for Mexico, Central America and South America. Both pages can be accessed from the home page of our member website . It is a very dynamic situation and a number of great destinations have begun opening to General Aviation. Some of these do have restrictions ...
Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Jul '20
Cuba has made an immediate change to its overflight permit regulations/procedures and is considering additional changes.

The first change is that, effective immediately, they are NO LONGER issuing "free" overflight permits for aircraft with an MTOW below 6,600 lbs. It is not clear what activities or situations may have provoked this decision but they have definitely put an end to them.


Another change that Cuba is considering is requiring all aircraft that use the ...
Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Jul '20
Thank you Craig and thank you AOPA for creating an International Flying topic!!

USA FAR 91.703 states:

§91.703   Operations of civil aircraft of U.S. registry outside of the United States.

(a) Each person operating a civil aircraft of U.S. registry outside of the United States shall—

(1) When over the high seas, comply with Annex 2 (Rules of the Air) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and with §§91.117(c), 91.127, 91.129, and 91.131;

(2) When within a ...

Where would I post/find topics on international flying? With the demise of the Red Forum, there does not appear to be anywhere to post on International Flying issues.
Richard Gardner posted new forum topic
Jul '20
Where would I post/find topics on international flying? With the demise of the Red Forum, there does not appear to be anywhere to post on International Flying issues.