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Old 03-03-2022, 11:17 AM
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Default Mexico for experimentals?

Has anything changed recently with regard to Mexico not allowing experimental aircraft? I'm looking at possibly trying to bring an RV up from Brazil into the US.
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Old 03-03-2022, 11:55 AM
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Default Brazil

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The standard routing for decades has been S Florida down thru the islands to the NE coast of South America.
Experimental situation in Mexico has not changed and is not likely to change short term.
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Old 03-03-2022, 01:17 PM
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No change in MX, and as airguy says, not expecting that to get fixed in the short term.

When we flew US-Brazil-US we did it over the Caribbean:
https://youtube.com/BuildFlyGo
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Old 03-03-2022, 02:26 PM
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All the flights that I know of went from the islands to French Guinea and then followed the coast.
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Old 03-03-2022, 02:46 PM
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I was looking at a route from Brazil into Caracas Venezuela, then Puerto Rico and Providenciales to Miami.

Not knowing the geopolitics, would French Guiana and the coastline be better/safer than going through Venezuela?
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Old 03-03-2022, 03:24 PM
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I was looking at a route from Brazil into Caracas Venezuela, then Puerto Rico and Providenciales to Miami.

Not knowing the geopolitics, would French Guiana and the coastline be better/safer than going through Venezuela?
IMHO, yes. I would avoid Venezuela.
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:15 PM
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The island chain until just short of Venezuela, stay offshore in international airspace until off the coast of French Gieuna.
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:33 PM
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The island chain until just short of Venezuela, stay offshore in international airspace until off the coast of French Gieuna.
12 miles is the standard for international airspace, correct?
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:52 PM
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12 nautical miles in most cases. Be careful about countries like Venezuela. Cuba may also have different standards. years ago Cuba shot down a civilian Cessna that was well within international airspace.
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Old 03-03-2022, 07:55 PM
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If the aircraft is N-numbered or if you have an FAA pilots license, and you fly through Venezuela, expect an intercept and to be requested to land. Just don't do it.

There's also a NOTAM about this:
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publ...-Venezuela.pdf
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