The PBS is a Regional Society of the American Bonanza Society (ABS). PBS is a Social organization. We provide an opportunity for our members to fly to unique destinations
and spend quality time with like minded Beechcraft owners & enthusiasts. We organize several types of Fly-in's - Day trips, Long weekends and multiple week Flying Safaris. Please review some of our
Prior PBS Events to see some of the exciting places we have visited. In addition we support the BPPP and the
ABS Service Clinics by including there schedule on or events lists.
We hope to see you at one of our many upcoming PBS fly-in events soon. Review the New Member Info and then
Join as a Member. The dues are $ 25.00/member which help support the following many features available to PBS Members.
Stephen and I are hosting our 11th Whale Petting Fly-in to Loreto, MX in March. Visiting the whales just never gets old as many of our members come year after year and bring along family and friends to experience this amazing opportunity to see and pet the California Grey Whales in the Bay of San Ignacio! And, I know we have many of members who have still have not experienced this incredible and humbling encounter with our giants of the ocean!
Kathie Hackler and Polly & Jon Luy have volunteered to organize a fun trip to Palm Springs! We`ll be staying at the Viceroy Hotel famous for bringing back the glamour of Hollywood's golden age. The optional activities include the VillageFest Street Fair, golf, shopping, museums, visit the casino, ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for a view from above, enjoy some sight-seeing by bicycle or by their BUZZ bus system, relax by the pool and hot tub,... Read More
Catalina Airport located in Avalon, Catalina Island
9/10/2015 - 9/13/2015
Stephen & Kathi Blythe
Sorry, This Event is Full. However, we are still accepting Standby registrations.
Well, the interest level was high so, Stephen and Kathi Blythe are hosting another fun summer fly-in to Catalina Island! Just a heads up that this event can be a little pricy as September is considered their `high season`. We'll fly-in on a Thursday, Sept. 10 and depart on Sunday, Sept. 13; which works our well as most kids will be back in school and will insure a less busy island! We will be staying at Pavilion Hotel located in town and just... Read More
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Customs and Border Protection
August 2010 DHS / CBP Improves Government eAPIS Website
The DHS/CBP has improved the government eAPIS website with 2 new features.
eAPIS will save up to five recently submitted manifests for a period of 30 days.
Users will be able to save up to ten manifests indefinitely.
These features with out any of the time or quantity limitations are already available in the eAPISFile.com website. For the the full press release [Click Here]
March 2010 Mexico Extends the 406 Requirement
Mexican DGAC has just extended the 406 MHz ELT requirement for private aircraft flying in Mexican airspace to December 31, 2011. Commercial aircraft flying
in Mexican airspace have until April 2, 2010 to make the change.
March 2010 CBP will be sending preliminary penalty notices
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been reviewing APIS departure manifest submissions for private aircraft. Generally, a large percentage of pilots
are submitting both the required arrival and departure APIS manifests, however, some pilots are not submitting the departure manifest for the departing flight.
CBP will be sending preliminary penalty notices to pilots that have not been compliant with the submission of departure APIS manifests.
In light of the extraordinary circumstances that now exist in Haiti, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security are writing to remind
pilots of private aircraft of the obligations that exist to screen all passengers prior to boarding flights to the United States. As part of the U.S. government's ongoing
support of international recovery efforts after last weeks earthquake, CBP is taking every step possible to ensure proper screening procedures are followed to protect the
safety and well-being of children impacted by the earthquake in Haiti.
View & upload Event photographs to the BeechEvents Website via our Photo Gallery.
The eAPIS Steps
eAPIS: New Border Crossing Rules Go Into Effect May 18, 2009
As you know by now, for any flights that depart or return to the USA, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is implementing a new rule requiring
advance notification of the flight and passengers aboard effective at midnight May 17, 2009.
You MUST notify CBP via the internet only at least 60 minutes before your departure from any US airport or foreign airport. It applies to any flight outside the Continental US. The system
is called Electronic Advance Passenger Information System, or eAPIS.
Now is the time to register with CBP. You will have to await their reply message (may take a couple of days) with your unique Sender ID and initial password. Here’s the link to register,
Before you can file a departure, you will have to login to the same CBP site, with the ID and password sent to you and reset your password. CBP is requiring changes to the password every 90
days. (Something you do not have to worry about if you use eAPISfile.com) After successful login, establish your “Crew & Pilot Information.” You must use the current information on your pilot
certificate and passport. If you changed your mailing address, but not your pilot certificate, that could be a problem.
Time to get rid of that paper certificate. You will need a certificate that says “English Proficient” by March 2010.
PRINT a copy of everything CBP sends you when you file a manifest, take it with you on the flights, call the CBP facility at your arrival airport in the US at least 60 minutes before your
ETA. Most CBP personnel say the eAPIS replaces the normal report we have made for years.
Read our help section and watch our set by step Help Videos in our eAPIS Help Section. It will provide you all the information you
need to become an expert on filing eAPIS and crossing the USA Border. It also has all you need to know about flying internationally and how to generate Mexico forms & International flight
Quickly print your completed international Documents for Mexico, Bahamas or Canada.
No more forms to complete. All the information comes directly from your information you already have on file.
These include ; International Flight Plans, Entrance Documents and Arrival Documents.
Lost or forgot your eAPIS Confirmation Number. Not with eAPIS flight plans that you filed thru eAPISfile.com. We keep that
eAPIS flight plan history for you so you can easy re-file similar plans or make edits and re-file any time as well as
quickly look up your confirmation number when you need it to prove you filed your eAPIS plans.