- Apr 21, 2008
- San Diego, CA. USA
- Airgyro AG915 Centurian, Aviomania G1sb
- Total Flight Time
- Gyroplane 70Hrs, not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
|"Flying Adventures to Mexico and Border Crossing Procedures"|
Topic: Paul Kortopates will speak about flying in Mexico including border crossing procedures.
On Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time
Solar Turbines, Kearny Mesa Facility
4200 Ruffin Road
Titan Conference Room
San Diego, CA 92123
See instructions below for new security procedures for all attendees.Join us to hear Paul Kortopates, Lead FAASTeam Rep, CFI-I, A&P/IA, Miramar College Aviation Instructor and GA pilot for over 30 years. He'll speak about the many flying adventures awaiting any pilot flying south of the border. He'll cover the details, using a fun example of a long weekend trip to pet the California Gray Whales this winter at any of 3 lagoons in Baja - a truly novel experience. Flying south is very different from flying in the US with unexpected risks and pitfalls; especially complying with US and Mexican cross border requirements. Destination runways are often dirt. Amenities such as constant contact with ATC, radar coverage and ADS-B weather disappear shortly after crossing the border. Additionally, VFR and IFR have different rules. Paul will discuss how to mitigate the different risks inherit in flying in Mexico. He'll also guide us through the seemingly complex border crossing procedures. He has been flying to Mexico and further afield for over 20 years in his Mooney, including Central America and Cuba. He has done many Mexico checkouts flights for pilots wanting to get first-hand experience before taking friends and family down. He'll also provide a taste of the fun adventures awaiting pilots in pictures. Flying south isn't limited to the aircraft owner, and he'll also discuss how a rental pilot can rent planes permitted to fly into Mexico.
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