Ramp checks in Mexico are on the rise, and it seems local authorities are specifically targeting N-reg aircraft.
So far we’ve had reports of this at MMMY/Monterrey, MMLT/Loreto, MMTM/Tampico and MMVR/Veracruz airports, and local handlers have said that they suspect the two Southern Airports of Entry, MMTP/Tapachula and MMCZ/Cozumel, are also likely to be affected. Bottom line, if you’re flying anywhere in Mexico over the next month or so, you should prepare for a ramp check!
The main go-to handler in Mexico, Manny Aviation, has now published a concise list of everything you need to make sure you carry on board for trips to Mexico:
This surge in ramp checks may be in response to a recent crash of an N-reg aircraft near MMMY/Monterrey, and will reportedly continue to June 20th, at the earliest.
If you’re operating to Mexico in this time, check with you local handler before you set off, as some members have reported that they may be notified by the authorities in advance if they’re planning to ramp check you!
Been to Mexico recently? How did it go? Let us know.