Coutts AB - CEP4

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Coutts AB - CEP4

#1 Post by ThatArmyGuy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:22 pm

Hello world of AvCanada,

Just flying a C172 into Coutts in a week or so for the afternoon, VFR, no intentions of clearing customs to the States.

Looked up the sat photo on Google Maps and it definitely is turf... and difficult to tell where it is. Any local words of advise for flying into Coutts at the AB/Montana border above and beyond the standard information I can get out of the CFS, etc.

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Re: Coutts AB - CEP4

#2 Post by oldtimer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:52 pm

It has been a long time since I last flew in there but I do remember you should/have to call US Customs on the MF to advise them their services are not required. Also look out for the border marker on the runway edge (well short of the threshold but it is there) and you have to park on the runway. There usually is no seperate parking pad. The runway may be rough as the wind blows dirt away from the tufts of grass but it is useable. The runway is smack dab on the border just west of town. Call ahead for local conditions.
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#3 Post by ThatArmyGuy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:17 am

Okay great that helps out a bunch. Thank you.
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Re: Coutts AB - CEP4

#4 Post by Posthumane » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:12 am

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd revive it to see
a) how your flight there went, and
b) has anyone else flown to Coutts more recently?
I was thinking of flying there to with a 172 as well, and perhaps using it to clear customs on the way back from the US to avoid having to go to Lethbridge. Maybe clear customs there on the way down to the US as well, depending on the destination.
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