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In the US, near Canadian airport. How does this work?

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Shacky, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Shacky

    Jul 18, 2016
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    As the title says, I am in the US but about 4 miles away from a Canadian airport that has a 5 mile no-fly radius. If I want to get permission to fly, how would I do that? Can a Canadian air tower give a US citizen in the US permission to fly? Can a Canadian airport even impose the no-fly zone onto American soil?

    Wondering if anyone has any information on this situation.
  2. Sagebrush

    Jan 3, 2016
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    I can't answer all your questions but I can tell you this:

    That Canadian air tower engages US licensed pilots all day long. Call 'em up. Ask them.

    I worked wildland fire many years ago. The U.S. had a treaty with Canada. They could initial attack a fire ten miles into Alaska and we could take one ten miles into the Yukon. I think we had twenty-four hours or some such rule to let 'em know what we were up to. Two-bits says we've got a treaty with both Canada and Mexico concerning air traffic control.

  3. Falcon900

    Feb 19, 2016
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    Fallbrook, CA
    You should contact the Canadian tower for sure. I would be very surprised if they have any control over US airspace, but there may be some agreement or treaty governing that. Which Canadian airport is it?
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