Test Your AVsavvy: Galapagos travel? (Mar. 22)

> | March 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Here’s another chance to test your “AVsavvy”.

Suppose you have a flight scheduled for the Galapagos islands. The following is the proposed schedule and the appropriate information for your trip:

Private Non-Revenue (Part 91) Registration: NXXXX
Aircraft Type: Global Express (GLEX)
MTOW: 99500 lbs

Itinerary:

ETD Los Angeles / KLAX 20 Feb 1255 UTC
ETA Galapagos Island / SEGS 20 Feb 1900 UTC
ETD Galapagos Island / SEGS 20 Feb 1945 UTC
ETA Quito / SEQM 20 Feb 2130 UTC

05 crew members
10 passengers on all legs

Galapagos Island (SEGS) – 6 FROM UTC

DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AND LIMITED RAMP SPACE IN SEGS, OPERATIONS FOR PRIVATE AIRCRAFT AT THIS AIRPORT HAVE BEEN RESTRICTED TO 13:00 LCL TO 14:00 LCL.

CHARTER FLIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE FROM THE MAINLAND TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.

NO FUEL. FUEL SERVICE CANNOT BE ARRANGED ON THIS AIRPORT. CONSIDER SEMT OR SEGU FOR FUELING.

DUE TO LIMITED RAMP SPACE AND RAMP CONTRUCTION AT SEGS, OVERNIGHT PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE. AIRCRAFT CAN DROP OFF PASSENGERS AT SEGS AND THEN REPOSITION TO SEST, SEGU OR SEMT FOR THE DURATION OF THE STAY AT THE ISLANDS.

FLIGHT PLANS FOR ECUADORIAN LEGS CANNOT BE PREFILED BY A 3RD-PARTY PROVIDER. A LOCAL DISPATCHER MUST TAKE THE ICAO FLIGHT PLAN TO BE FILED TOGETHER WITH APPROPRIATE STAMPS SHOWING ALL AIRPORT CHARGES HAVE BEEN PAID. ONLY THEN CAN FLIGHT PLAN BE FILED. WITHOUT HANDLING AGENT, THIS CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED IN ADVANCE.

AIRCRAFT ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE ON NEW PASSENGERS AT ANY STOP IN ECUADOR. THIS WOULD VIOLATE *CABOTAGE* LAWS BY TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS DOMESTICALLY INSIDE ECUADOR. ONLY PASSENGERS WHO BOARDED THE FLT ORIGINATING CITY CAN BE CARRIED TO ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE OR OUT OF ECUADOR.
OVER 25 PAX ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE TO GALAPAGOS (SEGS) AIRPORT.

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY WILL NOT APPROVE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO/FROM GALAPAGOS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATIONS PROCEDURES MUST BE COMPLETED AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: QUITO/SEQM, GUAYAQUIL/SEGU, AND MANTA/SEMT.

Based on the above information, which option below is correct? Answer below and come back next Friday to see if you got the answer right!

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