January is not generally the month of choice to fly yourself from Alaska to Canada. But if you are planning such a trip, why not help test an app to make filing your eAPIS notices easier? AOPA is collaborating with Jeppesen and Airside Mobile to develop an app to use when filing eAPIS reports, required when you leave or enter the US.
A free beta version of the app, Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear will be tested in the next 5-6 weeks. If you are planning a cross-border trip in this time period, and would like to provide feedback to the developers, contact Matt York at [email protected] for details. And don’t forget that in addition to filing an eAPIS report when leaving or returning to the US, you must also contact the Canadian and US port of entry you plan to fly to, by phone, to arrange for arrival. See AOPA’s website for details on flying to international destinations at http://aopa.org/travel#international_travel.