We had a planning meeting and decided on Kalispell, Montana as a fly-out destination. The dates are May 14-15, 2016 with an alternate on May 22-23, 2016. This route gives us some experience with both cross border flights and mountain flying.
The proposed route:
- May 14, 2016: Saskatoon – Lethbridge – Kalispell (Glacier Park International Airport)
- May 15, 2016: Kalispell – Cranbrook (Canadian Customs) – High River – Saskatoon
We have five confirmed airplanes as of today. Six with mine.
We’ll probably have another meeting before we leave to finalize the route and make sure everyone is on the right track for crossing the border. Our planned rendezvous airport is in Lethbridge. If flyers from other clubs would like to join us, they can meet us there. It’s a short 45-60 minute flight to Kalispell from Lethbridge.
If anyone from other clubs are planning on coming a couple of things they need to do:
- Obtain a Customs sticker for your plane: https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov/main/login_internet.jsp
- Sign up for eAPIS: https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov/auth/login.html
The customs sticker takes a couple of weeks to get here but as long as they have the confirmation email they’re good.
If there is interest from other clubs, and they are unsure of the cross border process I can meet with them to discuss the process and help with signing up for the the sticker and eAPIS. I’m open the next couple of weekends.