EAA reminds all pilots flying to AirVenture from outside the United States they must electronically file their flight and passenger information with U.S. Customs at least 60 minutes prior to their last non-U.S. airport departure. Information must be entered through the U.S. Customs Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) at this website.
For helpful tips on filing, EAA strongly recommends reading the Private Pilot Air APIS Guide, the "how-to" manual for the eAPIS system EAA helped U.S. Customs develop. This newly revised guide contains critical information you'll need if you plan on landing and staying at Oshkosh during AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.
EAA is asking pilots who have used the U.S. Customs eAPIS process in the past six months to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about your actual eAPIS experiences. We'd also like to hear about your experiences with the system related to your flights to and from AirVenture this year.
Finally, if you visit with U.S. Customs eAPIS experts in the Federal Pavilion and/or use their computers to file your return flight eAPIS information, we'd love to hear your comments about that process. EAA will share comments received with U.S. Customs officials as we strive to continuously improve the eAPIS process.