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09-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Hey guys, what is the easiest (ATC, traffic, hotels, etc) airport in LA area that has customs at the field ?

Thank you

09-13-2012, 10:05 PM
Are you coming from Mexico? Brown Field KSDM seems to be the way to go... if by LA you mean Los Angeles and not the other LA.

09-13-2012, 10:59 PM
Unless you have a overflight and you are coming from Mexico, its Brown field.

However... depending on the direction you are coming from, KNYL(Yuma, AZ) has customs and those guys are second to none.

09-21-2012, 12:09 AM
Ontario (ONT) has customs, requires prior notice. Customs is on the north side of the field.

09-21-2012, 06:54 AM
If your airplane has the performance for a 4700' runway, I'd recommend Calexico (CXL). I've used Yuma and Brown as well, but unless there were extenuating circumstances, would choose CXL every time. Uncontrolled field, very little traffic, very short taxi, good weather virtually every day of the year, park directly in front of the customs office, and quick service by the officers.