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Old 01-10-2019, 01:44 PM
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So I guess Nav Canada charges US aircraft for overflights when you talk to ATC? I didn't know that. I stand corrected...

Yes Mark any interaction with any NavCanada personnel on any occasion and you are billed quarterly. Always the same amount for private aircrafts. They were accepting US bank checks till recently. Now either cc or funds in Can$.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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Yes Mark any interaction with any NavCanada personnel on any occasion and you are billed quarterly. Always the same amount for private aircrafts. They were accepting US bank checks till recently. Now either cc or funds in Can$.
I think I would be perfectly happy to pay the ~$17 for IFR handling through Canadian airspace rather than flying VFR with no flight following.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:47 PM
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I think I would be perfectly happy to pay the ~$17 for IFR handling through Canadian airspace rather than flying VFR with no flight following.
I believe you need a VFR flight plan to cross the border and if NavCanada has it I bet you get quarterly billing.

I think they also charge the CA equivalent of State Tax and that depends on where you cross the border. Save a buck or two and cross in Alberta....
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:03 PM
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I cut across every year on the way to OSH and return, always use flight following, never got a bill.

VFR flight plan required in Canada, but last year I forgot and there were no repercussions. Like a lot of things, it will only be an issue if there is an incident.

Good advice to carry passport, just in case.

A few years ago flew across Canada to Alaska in both directions. Had a firearm in case of forced landing. Never an issue. Just let customs know about it.

Go to AOPA website. They have a whole section on this.

Yes, if you are going to land in Canada, you must use eAPIS.

Hmmmm. What else. Oh yeah, sing Oh Canada as you cross the border.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:30 PM
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Same here. Fly across Canada every year to OSH (IFR) and never been charged. Maybe I’ve just been lucky?
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:57 PM
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:28 PM
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When I flew from KORS to PAPG, originally filed the correct IACO VFR flight plan. It was required (2017): however when I took off and was able to reach the Bellingham RCO, they said the system was not working yet and they re-filed the IACO as a Domestic VFR.

For the 2017 flight, had to be in contact with ATC when crossing the border. Flight following was a great option.

You will need a radiotelephone operator license, and one for your airplane as well. 1st time you can get a temporary for your plane. Cost is around $250 for the airplane lifetime license that you will need to keep in the airplane, can't remember what the personal cost was. Everything can be done on the internet.


Basic Med or Medical? Just re-newed my class III because of an upcoming over-flight through Canada this coming summer. Basic Med could be an issue. What happens if you have a problem and need to land? Without a FAA Medical will you be able to take-off?

BTW-Did the Canadians change the payment rules? Last time I flew, since I didn't land, the fees did not apply. No Bill for the 2017 flight.

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They don’t seem to mind shotguns in Canada. There was a fee ($25 or so) but that gave me peace of mind that I would not be on the bottom of the food chain.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:51 AM
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Here: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...-pilots-canada
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