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BBP APIS for combined US and Mexico is now up

Mexico has raised ME Permit, Taxes
See over 30 webcams in Mexico
USCBP GA airport locations and phone numbers   
Loreto's Hotel Mission is now a BBP Member
  
 


 

BBP Guided Tours, etc.    
Feb 26 '15 Whales Loreto Open
Apr 18 '15 Pancakes at Pegasus  
Apr 21 '15 Cuba, People to People Open
May 24 '15 Escape to Ensenada Open
Oct 23 '15 Explore Baja Open Sep
BBP Attended Events    
May 16 '15 AOPA Salinas CA Fly-in  
July 20 '15 EAA, Oshkosh  
Sep 26 '15 AOPA Colorado Springs Fly-in  
Oct 10' 15 AOPA Tullahoma TN Fly-in  
BBP Future Guided Tours    
TBA Cuban Carvan, Flight to Habana  

 

Whales 2015
Departs Feb 26, 2015
Returns March 1, 2015
Status: Open

***UPDATE***
We have had some changes! When you arrive Loreto and tower hands you off to BBP Ground, you will need to tell them when you are planning to depart. This will have some impact on where you are parked. Another change to the arrival procedures will be fuel. Due to some very recent changes in Customs rules, if you are on an international flight, you will NOT be allowed to fuel before having parked, going through the terminal and checking in with all the authorities. You may fuel after you have gone through the entire process if you wish or you may fuel in the morning, before you leave to see the whales.

Speaking of fuel, so far today 2 pilots that have tried, emphasis on tried, to pay for fuel with credit cards have been unsuccessful. The credit card terminals are experiencing problems. That being said, we recommend being ready to pay cash for your fuel.

Another Customs change is the use of a canine unit for inspection. Sorry.....we really tried to fight this one but the inspeccion by canine remains. For all you dog lovers and those traveling wth children, be advised that they have informed us that the dog is not aggressive however, she is not firiendly. So, please please please, do not pet the dog. 

There is also "a new guy in town" for Customs and he has made some changes that the other authorities have to support and we have to abide by. So, when you come in to the terminal, you will see me (Claudia) with DGAC first and then all the other authorities. Once done, you will go to the BBP table to receive your trip packet.

It looks like Customs will be by the book and non flexible. Be sure to check the list on our site by going to Country Information=>Mexico and going to the Customs section if you are unsure of wht items not to bring or of the guidelines for items like liquor. For sure, no fruit, prepared food like sandwiches, etc. Nuts are ok. 

Internet has been in and out throughout the town. They are working on it but be avised.

Looking forward to seeing you in Loreto!! :)


Cuba 2015     
Departs: April 21, 2015
Returns: April 26, 2015
Status:  Open

Charming, Adventurous, Colorful, Exciting, Exotic, Fascinating, Passionate, Enchanting, Musical, Forbidden, Prohibited…. and we have the license for you to go.
Join Jack, Claudia, and other BBP members as we add another page of adventure, fun, and laughter into our book of memories as we do our third group tour into the magical country of Cuba.
Because you cannot legally take your aircraft into Cuba and even if so, the price is too prohibitive, we are leaving our airplanes at home for this trip and will meet up in Florida where we will take a charter flight to Havana…..
And once there, it will be five days of exploring the beauty and culture of Cuba as well as meeting with various department heads of Cuba’s Aviation Sector regarding overflight authorization, safety, emergency procedures, and overflight routes you might receive.
In addition, we have been invited to visit the museum of the Revolution as well get up close to some of the aircraft and vehicles that put Castro into power.  
And yes, I had a 1952 Ford Convertible as well as a 57 Chevy hardtop when I was young.  I would really be surprised if you did not find and ride in your very first car....brings back lots of memories.  Only in Cuba.



 Click here for registration information


Escape to Ensenada

Departs May 22
Returns May 24
Status:  Open
You are invited to spend a weekend with the BBP exploring the seaside city of Ensenada, Baja Norte, Mexico.
The State tourism board along with the hotels, restaurants, andthe merchants of Ensenada have invited Members of the Bush Pilots to visit their "City on the Bay" and enjoy three days of sun, food, drink, and fun at a price that is "almost free".
Want to see more....


Click here for details & registration form.

 



BBP Attended Events
AOPA Salinas CA Fly-in, May 16
EAA (Oshkosh) July 20
AOPA Colorado Springs CO Fly-in, September 26
AOPA Tullahoma TN, October 10

BBP Future Guided Tours

Cuban Caravan, Flight to Habana 
Departs TBA
Returns TBA
Status: When application is approved
Christmas does come in December.
With the Presidential decision to relax some of the rules regarding travel between the US and Cuba, the BBP will be providing a trip that most have only dreamt about, that of flying their own aircraft into Cuba.
If you want to be part of this historical first flight, that of perhaps being part of the first GA caravan into Cuba ever, watch this tour closely, as we have been to Cuba three times last last year, we have the connections and knowledge to make it all work.  As soon as OFAC gives us the "go ahead" we will be on our way.

 Click here to 
see October Tour Report 


Member/Public Alerts (from top of page)

 

BBP APIS for both Mexico and US is up  
1,200 manifests and counting.  That is what the BBP processed in the past 10 weeks.  And the response has been overwhelming.
Filing to both the US and Mexico through special portals, our program contains databases that remembers past flights,  aircraft, crew, passengers, and more.
And it will do a reverse manifest, file to go down, reverse and it will file you to come back. 
And this services is being provided to our members at no charge….

Read what some of our members are saying:
It’s a great product, keep up the good work.  Rick
Just another reason to continue to support the BBP and the work that….  Don
Thank you so much for your efforts to make this (APIS) simpler. Angle
Your APIS is a WOW, thanks for all you do.  George
Thanks Jack for your EPIS service. 
 
Mexican law does require all GA flights to have submitted an APIS whenever crossing the border.  In the near future, the hammer is going to come down and if you are not filing a MX APIS, you might have some serious explaining to do.
 
How do you use our APIS.  If you are a current member, just go into the Member section and click on APIS.  It is easy and friendly to use. If you are not a member or not current, go to our website and either update your membership or click on “Become a Member”

Click here to see a sample US/MX manifest



Mexico has raised ME Permit, IVA Tax:
     a)  Mexico has raised its Multi-Entrance (Permit) price to NP$1,383 effective Jan 1, 2014
     b)  Mexico has raised their IVA tax to 16%



Loreto's Hotel Mission is now BBP Member
Located right on the water in downtown Loreto, this four story, five star hotel is everything that a hotel can be. The rooms are well furnished, the restaurant and bar are first class and all the people that work there are friendly and outgoing. With an endless list of things to do in Loreto, it is a must to consider the Mision as your base when visiting Loreto.

And the Mision is offering their covered tie down place to its guests for US$20 per night. It is on a "first come, first served" basis and when parking there, you do not pay the DGAC parking fee. Contact the hotel prior to arriving to confirm its status....
And from the Mision, (almost) everything is within walking distance. The Mision joins the Hotel Oasis and the Hotel Posada de las Flores in Loreto as an Associate Member.

To see the discounts offered by the Mision, go to "Associate Members" in the public area of our website.
The BBP is proud to have the Mision as one of its growing family of Associate Members.





 

 


   

 

 

  

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