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Advice On Flying From Peru To Texas In A Caravan?  
User currently offlineN68TLCaptain From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

My dad is a 24,000 HR ATP and I am a 300 HR Private Pilot. My dad sometimes gets contracts from Cessna to ferry airplanes around from place to place. The latest one is Cessna has a US registered 208 Grand Caravan that they want moved from Peru to Dallas. We have flown caravans before, but not out of the US. Anyone have ANY advice for dealing with customs, ATC, aviation authority's, ect down in South America?


I will indeed sir, fly for food.
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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

never flown a caravan before, how many fuel stops is that going to be??? can you make with only 2?? maybe Central America and somewhere in Mexico??

User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1185 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3339 times:



Quoting N68TLCaptain (Thread starter):
Anyone have ANY advice for dealing with customs, ATC, aviation authority's, ect down in South America?

I'm a peruvian, born and raised. My best advice, besides what's already mentioned, is that the Dollar speaks loudly in Peru.  Smile

FLY2LIM



Faucett. La primera linea aerea del Peru.
User currently offlineN68TLCaptain From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3117 times:

Thanks for all the help guys!! I don't know the itinerary yet but I find out in about a week. My dad has done alot on international flying, just not in South America. The only thing im scared about is flying over Colombia with all the Gorillas and stuff.


I will indeed sir, fly for food.
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5126 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3108 times:



Quoting N68TLCaptain (Reply 4):
The only thing im scared about is flying over Colombia with all the Gorillas and stuff.

= Um, sure you don't mean gorillas in Columbia ... and not guerrillas in Colombia ...  Wink. Good luck with your trip.

Cheers,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Don't exceed 300 feet AGL and don't operate your transponder. Fly on the high seas underneath the area of radar coverage as long as you can, and then land as soon as possible at an undisclosed location after crossing the U.S. ADIZ and hide your plane quickly to avoid detection by NORAD / DEA. Then PM me when you're in the clear for further instructions.  Big grin

Just kidding, people. Seriously, get in touch with AOPA as they have excellent resources for planning an international flight. And follow Customs regs to the T; you'll be looking at a hefty fine if you don't (you'll need to provide Customs notification and land as the nearest 'airport of entry' appropriate to your route of flight).



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User currently offlineMATURRO727 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2990 times:



Quoting N68TLCaptain (Reply 4):
The only thing im scared about is flying over Colombia with all the Gorillas and stuff.

LOL with the guerrillas and gorillas thing cleared, i can assure you as a very proud Colombian citizen, than nothing... absolutley nothing is going to happen nither to you or your dad, so instead of being scared by those type of things, you should try to take a chill pill and enjoy the beautiful scenery that colombia has to offer you...

being that said, good luck to you again and have a nice trip


Cheers


MATURRO727


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5581 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

I suggest strongly that you contact these folks:

http://www.caribbeanskytours.com/

Although the company name sounds like someone who does tours, they are an outstanding resource for pilot information relating to legal and practical aspects of flying in Central America. Can fix you up with charts, contacts, ground handling assistance (muy importante).

And, they are good folks.

Good luck- it sounds like a great adventure. I love Peru when I went there.



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