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Mexico has raised ME Permit, Taxes

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Oct 5, 2015 Cuban Caravan '15 - Cienfuegos/Havana Closed
Nov 6, 2015 BBP Birthday Party, Hotel Serenidad Open
Jan 5, 2016 Cuban Caravan '16 -  Cienfuegos/Havana Open Oct 20
Feb 25, 2016 Whales 2016 Open Dec 1


Cuban Caravan '15, Flight to Cuba
Departs in October 5
Eight day trip
Status: Closed because of US licensing that requires 6 weeks to receive 

Join Jack, Claudia, and other BBP members as we do the first Cuban Caravan since 1960.  Yes, the Cuban embargo was put in place in 1960 which all but stopped GA aircraft from flying to Cuba.  Over the past several months, the US has somewhat relaxed their export/reexport law for GA aircraft as well to OFAC laws for people .  So, complying with all US and Cuban laws, rules, and regulations, we will start our trip in Key West and continue over and down the mainland of Cuba to Santiago where we will spend three nights.  Then we fly from Santiago to Havana where we will spend another three nights.  After that, we will be making the short hop back to Key West where we will check into the US and continue home.
Claudia and I have been to Cuba three times over the past period of time, have made the connections and have the knowledge to make it all work, and as most BBP trips, have put together a trip that memories will be made of.   

Well....  Key West is closed on Sunday, I will be working on an alternate, thinking Fort Myers as it is on the west side as well as looking at fuel requirements.  With all that being said, it is not necessary for all to go into the same airport, look for an email no later than Tuesday.

Those on trip who have indicated travel plans.
Baja 1:   Depart Phoenix 10/3, B&B downtown Key West, riding with Baja 2

Baja 2:   Depart LA 10/3, Scottsdale, N Orleans, B&B downtown Key West
Baja 5:   Depart San Antonio on 10/3, Arrive Key West on 10/4, Courtyard Marriot

Baja 7:   Depart Colorado 9/29, Arrive Key West on 10/4, Best Western Ambassador 

Baja 10: California, El Paso, N Orleans, Sarasota, Key West, Best Western Ambassador

Baja 11: Key West 10/4 Best Western Ambassador
Baja 12: California, Arrive Key West on 10/3, 
Double Tree Hilton

Trip is Closed.  We cannot make any additions, changes, etc. because of the licensing process with the US government.  We will be putting up our January Cuba trip mid-September

BBP Birthday / Hotel Serenidad Fly-in
Departs November 6
Three day trip

Status:  Open soon

The BBP has put a quick Baja Mexico trip to wrap up our Mexican trips this year.  Come down to Mulege on Friday, play on Saturday, and head back home on Sunday.  
The BBP will be there with a program prior to the Saturday night pig roast and we hope to see many more BBP'ers there also. 
It is going to be loads of fun

Click here for more info and to sign up  

Cuban Carvan 2016
Departs January 5
Six night trip
Status:  Registration open Nov 3

More information will be posted Soon

Whales 2016
Departs February 25
Three night, four day trip
Registration opens on December 1

More information will be posted in December


Member/Public Alerts (from top of page)


BBP APIS for both Mexico and US is up  
1,200 manifests and counting.  That is what the BBP processed in the past 10 weeks.  And the response has been overwhelming.
Filing to both the US and Mexico through special portals, our program contains databases that remembers past flights,  aircraft, crew, passengers, and more.
And it will do a reverse manifest, file to go down, reverse and it will file you to come back. 
And this services is being provided to our members at no charge….

Read what some of our members are saying:
It’s a great product, keep up the good work.  Rick
Just another reason to continue to support the BBP and the work that….  Don
Thank you so much for your efforts to make this (APIS) simpler. Angle
Your APIS is a WOW, thanks for all you do.  George
Thanks Jack for your EPIS service. 
Mexican law does require all GA flights to have submitted an APIS whenever crossing the border.  In the near future, the hammer is going to come down and if you are not filing a MX APIS, you might have some serious explaining to do.
How do you use our APIS.  If you are a current member, just go into the Member section and click on APIS.  It is easy and friendly to use. If you are not a member or not current, go to our website and either update your membership or click on “Become a Member”

Click here to see a sample US/MX manifest

Mexico has raised ME Permit, IVA Tax:
     a)  Mexico has raised its Multi-Entrance (Permit) price to NP$1,383 effective Jan 1, 2014
     b)  Mexico has raised their IVA tax to 16%

Loreto's Hotel Mission is now BBP Member
Located right on the water in downtown Loreto, this four story, five star hotel is everything that a hotel can be. The rooms are well furnished, the restaurant and bar are first class and all the people that work there are friendly and outgoing. With an endless list of things to do in Loreto, it is a must to consider the Mision as your base when visiting Loreto.

And from the Mision, (almost) everything is within walking distance. The Mision joins the Hotel Oasis and the Hotel Posada de las Flores in Loreto as an Associate Member.

To see the discounts offered by the Mision, go to "Associate Members" in the public area of our website.
The BBP is proud to have the Mision as one of its growing family of Associate Members.


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