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Arlington: Air Show Time!

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To many Canadians, the Arlington Fly-In is our air show! Arlington, Washington, just northeast of Seattle, always attracts a large constituency of Canadian aviation enthusiasts. And why not? It’s ideally located in the northwest corner of the United States, close to our border, in a most beautiful scenic spot, with rising mountains on the east and the blue Pacific Ocean on the west. The weather is mostly congenial, and the air-show is exciting and innovative. This year’s Arlington runs July 8-12.

Barb Tolbert, Executive Director of the Arlington Fly-in advises that 2009 will again be a great air-show with many new attractions.

Visit www.nweaa.org and click on “Schedules” along the left side of the page to view the line-up of events for this year.

Pilots: Customs procedures are also provided – visit www.nweaa.org and click on the Flying In link, then Customs. Included is a direct phone number that pilots can call for advance permission to fly direct. There will also be computer and printer access at the FSS on site for easy home filing. Pilots are reminded they will need to conform to eAPIS requirements as well.

(Editors note: We recently logged onto the eAPIS website to enroll. We had no difficulty doing so although an earlier attempt had failed. The concern is a pilot’s ability to file the required documents from a field where no Internet access is available. EAA is currently researching alternate means of filing with a “smart phone.”)

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