Incident at GRAND MANAN NB (CCN2)
2003-05-23: At 1539Z, the pilot of a PA34 contacted the Halifax FIC in order to close his flight Plan. He had conducted a FVR flight from Theodore Francis Green State aerodrome (KPVD) to Grand Manan. The Halifax FIC did not have an active Flight Plan for this aircraft. The Bridgeport FSS was queried, and it was confirmed that the aircraft had not activated the Flight Plan. Consequently there was no VFR alerting service provided for this flight.
2003-06-26: The Pilot had filed two VFR flight plans with Halifax FIC before departing from Grand Manan. One to from Grand Manan to Providence, Rhode Island, USA KPVD (Theodore Francis Green State Aerodrome) and the second one from Providence to Grand Manan with a stop in Yarmouth. When he departed Providence he was switched from Tower freq to Terminal freq. He asked Terminal frequency to open his flight plan. They responded to what he understood to be the affirmative. When he called Halifax FSS 20 miles out of Yarmouth, he was surprised that they didn't have his flight plan. Halifax FIC advised it is a common occurrence that Halifax FSS does not receive the information from USA FSS of a VFR flight plan being opened on a flight from USA to an airport in Canada. In the USA, the Tower, Departure, or Terminal frequencies are not responsible for opening VFR flight plans. The pilots have to contact the FSS freq to open a VFR flight plan. It was confirmed with the Bangor FSS that the pilot must contact the FSS to open or close a VFR flight plan. Even thought the tower, terminal, or departure may say he will do it if you ask him, he has no responsibility to do it.
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|Canadian Registration||| Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald|
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