Test Your AVsavvy: Trip to Argentina (August 23)

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Registry: XXXX

Aircraft type: CL604

Type of flight: Charter (non-scheduled commercial)

Crew: 2

Passengers: 3

ETD ORANJESTAD/TNCA 05 SEP/1100 UTC
ETA BUENOS AIRES/SAEZ 05 SEP/1745 UTC
ETD BUENOS AIRES/SAEZ 09 SEP/1300 UTC
ETA RINCON DE LOS SAUCES/SAHS 09 SEP/1410 UTC
ETD RINCON DE LOS SAUCES/SAHS 08 SEP/1300 UTC
ETA ORANJESTAD/TNCA 08 SEP/1930 UTC

AIRPORT INFORMATION

TNCA

UTC CONVERSION: – 4.00

AIRPORT OPERATING HOURS: 0700-2359 LOCAL

AIRPORT OF ENTRY: YES

GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT ARE USUALLY PARKED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE AIRPORT AT THE GENERAL AVIATION RAMP. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS LIMITED AT THIS AIRPORT, ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK SEASONAL OPERATIONS.

ALL INBOUND/OUTBOUND CREW AND PASSENGERS MUST COMPLETE AN EMBARK/DISEMBARK CARD AND HAVE HIS/HER PASSPORT ON HAND TO BE SCANNED BY AN IMMIGRATION AGENT OF ARUBA. THIS IS REGARDLESS OF CREW/PAX HAVING A DURATION OF STAY OR NOT. ONLY EXCEPTION IS FOR CREW THAT DEPART ON THE SAME DAY.

CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION HRS OF OPERATION ARE: 0800-2400 LT, ALL WEEK. NOTE: FROM 2000-2400 LT AN ADDITIONAL FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION.

FROM 0001-0759 LT, NO OVERTIME IS AVAILABLE. EXCEPTIONS GRANTED FOR AIR AMBULANCE, DIPLOMATIC, OR MILITARY FLIGHTS.

FLIGHTS TO/FM BONAIRE, CURACAO, ST.MAARTEN, ST. EUSTATIUS, & SABA ISLANDS ARE CONSIDERED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS BY BOTH ATC AND LOCAL CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES. THE ONLY FLIGHTS CLASSIFIED AS DOMESTIC ARE LOCAL ISLAND SIGHT-SEEING FLIGHTS, OR THOSE THAT DO NOT LEAVE ARUBAN AIRSPACE. ARUBAN AIRSPACE IS UP TO FL65 AND EXTENDS 25NM LATERALLY AROUND THE ISLAND.

SAEZ

UTC CONVERSION: – 3.00

AIRPORT OPERATING HOURS: 24 HOURS

AIRPORT OF ENTRY: YES

THE AIRPORT MAINTAINS SECURITY 24 HRS A DAY. SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY IS AVAILABLE FOR THE AIRCRAFT AND PASSENGERS, IF DESIRED.

HAS HI-TECH SECURITY SYSTEM WITH CAMERAS & CONTROL CENTER ENTRY TO RAMPS, GATES, AIRCRAFT, ETC IS SCANNED BY SECURITY CAMERAS. THEY CHECK CAR TO ENSURE IT HAS PRIOR APPROVAL TO
ENTER THE RAMP. EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR AIRPORT I.D BADGES.

HANDLER CHECKS AND DEALS WITH IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS. PASSENGERS AND CREW ARE REQUIRED TO PASS THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR, BAGGAGE IS ALSO SCREENED. AIRPORT AUTHORITIES REQUIRE OPERATORS TO PROVIDE AIRCRAFT
AND PILOT DOCUMENTS.

AIRPORT IS SURROUNDED BY FENCE AND IS INTEGRATED WITH ALARM SYSTEM. APRON SURVEILLANCE IS BY AIRPORT POLICE PATROL. PARKING AREA IS REMOTE FOR PASSENGER PICKUP AND DROP-OFF.

THE AIRPORTS IN ARGENTINA WHICH HAVE OFFICIALLY QUALIFIED ENGLISH SPEAKING ATC PERSONNEL ARE: SAEZ, SACO, SAME, SAAR, SARI, SAZS, SADP AND SADF. FOR THE ACFT THAT OPERATE TO ANY OTHER AIRPORT NOT ON THIS
LIST, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF SAFETY REGARDING OPERATIONS OF APPROACH, LANDING AND TAKEOFF DUE TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN ENGLISH. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IF OPERATING TO ONE OF THESE AIRPORTS, A SPANISH SPEAKING PILOT BE CARRIED ALONG AS A TRANSLATOR. IF USING A PASSENGER AS A TRANSLATOR, THEY “MUST” UNDERSTAND PROCEDURES, AERONAUTICAL LANGUAGE, AND BE ABLE TO TALK TO THE TOWER AS A TRAINED PILOT WOULD DO; OTHERWISE, THEY CAN BE FINED. IT IS ILLEGAL TO TALK IN ANY OTHER LANGUAGE THAN WHAT IS PUBLISHED IN THE AIP.

FLIGHTS TO ARGENTINA FROM PERU, COLOMBIA, BRAZIL, AND BOLIVIA MUST BE SPRAYED WITH AN INSECTICIDE AEROSOL SPRAY PRIOR TO LANDING. EMPTY CAN MUST BE GIVEN TO CUSTOMS ON ARRIVAL.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED; HOWEVER THEY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN ARGENTINA: SARI/IGUAZU, SARE/RESISTENCIA, SASJ/JUJUY AND SASA/SALTA.

SAHS

UTC CONVERSION: -3.00

AIRPORT OPERATING HOURS: 24 HOURS

AIRPORT OF ENTRY: NO

THE AIRPORTS IN ARGENTINA WHICH HAVE OFFICIALLY QUALIFIED ENGLISH SPEAKING ATC PERSONNEL ARE: SAEZ, SACO, SAME, SAAR, SARI, SAZS, SADP AND SADF. FOR THE ACFT THAT OPERATE TO ANY OTHER AIRPORT NOT ON THIS
LIST, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF SAFETY REGARDING OPERATIONS OF APPROACH, LANDING AND TAKEOFF DUE TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN ENGLISH. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IF OPERATING TO ONE OF THESE AIRPORTS, A SPANISH SPEAKING PILOT BE CARRIED ALONG AS A TRANSLATOR. IF USING A PASSENGER AS A TRANSLATOR, THEY “MUST” UNDERSTAND PROCEDURES, AERONAUTICAL LANGUAGE, AND BE ABLE TO TALK TO THE TOWER AS A TRAINED PILOT WOULD DO; OTHERWISE, THEY CAN BE FINED. IT IS ILLEGAL TO TALK IN ANY OTHER LANGUAGE THAN WHAT IS PUBLISHED IN THE AIP.

FLIGHTS TO ARGENTINA FROM PERU, COLOMBIA, BRAZIL, AND BOLIVIA MUST BE SPRAYED WITH AN INSECTICIDE AEROSOL SPRAY PRIOR TO LANDING. EMPTY CAN MUST BE GIVEN TO CUSTOMS ON ARRIVAL.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED; HOWEVER THEY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN ARGENTINA: SARI/IGUAZU, SARE/RESISTENCIA, SASJ/JUJUY AND SASA/SALTA.

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