Abel Perez

Abel Perez has facilitated more than 13,000 global trip legs since joining Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. in 1996 and is known for his expertise in acquiring overflight permits. Abel, who currently serves as a Senior Trip Owner on the Universal Bravo Team, holds multiple pilot ratings. Prior to joining Universal, he held roles as a commercial ground handler and flight instructor. He holds commercial, multi-engine, instrument and flight instructor ratings and has First-officer experience with the Hawker 800, King Air and Citation. Abel, who has a bachelor's of science degree in professional aviation from Louisiana Tech University, can be reached at abelperez@univ-wea.com.

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BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 2 – Permits, Visas, and Documentation

BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 2 – Permits, Visas, and Documentation

When you conduct business aircraft ops to or through Russia, there are several top-of-mind-considerations – such as permits, documentation, and visa requirements – to be mindful of. Mistakes in these areas can be costly in terms of delayed operations and regulatory repercussions.

December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 1 – Airports & Operating Restrictions

BizAv Ops to Russia: Part 1 – Airports & Operating Restrictions

While business aircraft operations to major destinations and tech stops in Russia are relatively straightforward, additional considerations must be kept in mind when you operate during winter months and plan stops at more remote destinations.

December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 2: Destination Tips

While the vast majority of business aircraft traffic to Peru is destined for Lima (SPIM), frequent general aviation movements also take place to Cusco (SPZO), Iquitos (SPQT), Arequipa (SPQU), and Pisco (SPSO). It’s important to understand operating restrictions and opportunities […]

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Permits, permit lead times, and mandated documentation are all important considerations for any business aircraft flight to Peru. Especially when you travel to smaller or secondary airports, it’s important to budget additional time in the pre-trip planning process […]

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Moscow: Part 2 – Local Requirements and Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations in Moscow: Part 2 – Local Requirements and Considerations

All business aircraft operators traveling to any of the Moscow airports (Vnukovo [UUWW], Domodedovo [UUDD], and Sheremetyevo [UUEE]) need permits, and lead times must be considered. It’s important to keep documentation and visa requirements at top of mind […]

December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Moscow: Part 1 – Which Airport to Pick

Business Aircraft Operations in Moscow: Part 1 – Which Airport to Pick

Moscow-area airports are always busy with business aircraft movements, and traffic to this area continues to grow. The good news is that operators have different airport options, parking is seldom an issue, and permit processes are manageable with advance planning […]

December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 2 - Aircraft Parking, Services, and Security

Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 2 – Aircraft Parking, Services, and Security

Should you desire special services upon arrival into Russia, such as on-board customs, immigration, and quarantine clearance and vehicle access airside, it’s best to give your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler plenty of advance notification. Although such services are at the discretion of airport authorities, these options may be available at St. Petersburg (ULLI). The following is an overview of what you need to know when operating to St. Petersburg.

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 1 – Airport and CIQ

Business Aviation Ops to St. Petersburg: Part 1 – Airport and CIQ

St. Petersburg (ULLI) is the only airport available for business aviation operations to St. Petersburg. While this is not a difficult location from an aircraft parking, landing permit, or service perspective, there may be issues to consider during major event periods […]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, PPRs, & CIQ

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 2: Permits, Slots, PPRs, & CIQ

Airport slots will be one of the larger concerns for business aircraft operators traveling to St. Petersburg (ULLI) during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) period (May 22-24, 2014), and full instructions on when airport slots will be processed won’t be known until the […]

April 16, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: St Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part 1: Airport Options

This year the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) takes place May 22-24. SPIEF puts additional strains on existing airport infrastructure and service options – with traffic starting to come in about May 20 and final departures expected about May 26. For business aircraft operators seeking […]

April 9, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Bringing Hunting Weapons Onboard a Business Aircraft – What You Should Know

Bringing Hunting Weapons Onboard a Business Aircraft – What You Should Know

There are many options available in terms of transporting hunting and personal protection weapons onboard your business aircraft; however, there are operating challenges to consider. Traveling with weapons will limit your choice of destination and tech stops and, in almost every case, will require additional pre-trip planning measures. It’s important to work with your 3rd-party […]

June 24, 2013 | 1 Comment More