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Whales 2023 is going full bore
Trip one has been completed, the pre-post Pescadero trip is in progress and Trip Two starts on Sunday.
Got to thank my amazing daughter, Kim, who is the voice on the phone when you call in as well as is in the process of working this trip with me.
Trip one has been a hoot. About 30 aircraft with some 65 people all arriving on Sunday with several arriving a day or more early. Weather has been cooperating however, it has been crisp in the mornings. If you are coming down for Trip two, might think about bringing a small electric space heater for your room.
The street Fiesta and the Pig roast was about the best ever with some amazing local talent entertaining us as well as our "off the wall" MMSF AFAC inspector (Daniel) belting out some amazing tunes....
Whales are in the Lagoon however, as the calves are still young, the mothers are not doing the "push them up to the boat to be petted thing" however, the Lagoon has been calm with the sky clear, no problems. Lots of buzz about how much fun it was.
After we graded the runway, we had a lot of help from many participants for what I call the "pick up rocks day" on the runway. The margaritas did help the process.
Sorry, this event will not happen on Trip two.
Looking forward to all coming down for Trip Two
Jack @ BBP
New BBP Mexican and US Ports of Entry "Cheat Sheet"
Just completed, This 8 by 5 inch laminated card gives you critical information on US and Mexican AOE Ports.
Need the phone number of CBP Customs in Santa Teresa, Nogales, San Diego or more? Want to know if a port is International or are Landing Rights Required? That information is there for all 49 Southern US Ports of Entry.
Need a quick reference on the names and tower frequency of all the International Ports of Mexico listed by state? That information is there.
Go to the Store to see more.
The BBP "Adventure Kit" out sells everything else in our store.
Why? Because when you purchase this kit, your get our 2020 Edition of Airports of Mexico, a Border Crossing Card, a Border Crossing Cheat Sheet, a BBP Cap, a Caribbean (Mexico / Central America) L1-L2 Enroute Low Altitude chart and.... an additional year membership in the BBP.
Still running with an older BBP Airport guide book? (or without one) This just might be the time to freshen up all your BBP stuff at one small reasonable price.
While you are in our Store checking out our sweat shirts, be sure to look at our cool BBP T-Shirts, BBP Caps, our original Khaki Denim BBP button-down shirt and, and, and.... You just have to take a look.
And if you only want the guide book, it is there also. Also known as the "Red Book, it is all new for 2020.Information has been checked and re-checked and we have added more Mexican airports including the soon to open airport at Creel.
Also, for the curious, we have added all the ICAO airports in Cuba. Not that US pilots will be landing there, it is for our foreign members as well as those that overfly Cuba and are looking for an emergency landing place (no problem)
Go to the Store to see more.
Baja Bush Pilots eAPIS
As a BBP Member, You can file your eAPIS for international travel. When filing to / from Mexico from the US, our eAPIS does both countries at once.
Airport web cameras for checking weather in Mexico and Guatemala
USCBP (Customs)Click USCBP Map for US Airport of entries.
To see more, drill down within state to see full data.
Use caution regarding using listed AOE airports. Best to call port and confirm.
NOTAMS / Alerts
We have made a small change on our Member menu. I have made two choices on that menu, one for BBP Alerts and the second for NOTAMS. The NOTAM choice will take you into the FAA database that covers the US as well as Mexico, Central America, etc. All should review NOTAMS for their destination....
Mexican Liability insurance
The BBP now provides Mexican Liability insurance for aircraft that are not older than 50 years. This is a change as in the past, our underwriter allowed aircraft between 50 and 60 years old to be insured through a special application process. In addition, in a major change, our underwriters will not write insurance on some aircraft including helicopters. See exclusions on our application form,
There are some US underwriters in the US that do cover Mexico's liability requirements. If your aircraft is more than 50 years old, this could be a solution.