Earnest Rocha

Earnest Rocha is Master Mission Advisor on the Bravo Team at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. He's been involved in the aviation industry for more than 14 years and, currently, has areas of particular expertise in both Central and South America. Active in the U.S. Navy for five years, and with 6.5 years and counting in the Navy reserves, Earnest enjoys the challenges of helping his clients manage successful and trouble-free operations to all areas of the world. He's fluent in both Spanish and English and routinely works on resolving any day-of-operations issues that may come up. Earnest can be reached at earnestrocha@univ-wea.com.

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APEC 2016 Peru - Taking Place in Lima

APEC 2016 Peru – Taking Place in Lima

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Peru 2016, the Economic Leader’s Meeting, runs November 17-19 this year in Lima with the theme being “Quality Growth and Human Development.” As this event will significantly increase general aviation (GA) traffic to the region additional pre-trip and day of operation planning should be considered. The following is an overview of […]

November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 2: Operational Details

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 2: Operational Details

While diplomatic flights enjoy certain benefits, including the opportunity for shorter notice permits, express customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance, and priority parking/handling, there are potential glitches and pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. It’s important to follow all requirements of your […]

January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Trip Planning Tips: Diplomatic Flights – Part 1: Tips & Considerations

Permit, flight planning, and handling considerations for diplomatic flights differ from conventional private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. The planning process for diplomatic clearances involves country-to-country coordination, and there may be limitations […]

December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 2: Permits, CIQ, and Documentation

While aircraft parking is not anticipated to be an issue at Lima, Peru (SPIM) during the World Bank Meeting (October 9-11, 2015), there are reasons why operators may decide to drop, go, and reposition…

September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

BizAv Ops: October 2015 World Bank Meeting in Lima – Part 1: Airports, Alternates, and Local Area

World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund meetings will take place in Lima, Peru October 9-11, 2015. These meetings, which bring together Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors from 188 member countries, will put additional demand on General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and handling capabilities at Lima…

September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2014 G77 Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Part 2 – Permits & CIQ

2014 G77 Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Part 2 – Permits & CIQ

Permits for Bolivia should be obtained well in advance of the upcoming G77 summit held on June 14-15. Consider requesting blanket permits if you plan to operate to Bolivia on a routine basis. Be mindful, also, of all applicable visa requirements […]

June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment More
2014 G77 Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Part 1 – Airport Options

2014 G77 Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Part 1 – Airport Options

The Group of 77 (G77) is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations (UN). The annual G77 meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs convenes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia this year, June 14-15. We expect this event to cause infrastructure […]

June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments More