I needed to locate a company that would fly my GS to Colombia. Other motorcyclists have used the Girag Cargo Company. I also heard that they would do a great job of processing the required paperwork for the GS. However I discovered that their rates had gone up by a few hundred dollars. Another option was for me to do my own paperwork to save money. I rode over to the cargo section of the Tucman Airport and inquired about costs at the Copa Airlines/Cargo Company. Copa Airlines quoted me a price that I could live with, the only thing I needed to do was to go over to the Customs Office and have them free the GS. The entire process took approximately three hours. Copa strapped the bike onto a pallet without me having to remove anything. It was just as if I had placed the bike on the back of a pickup truck. Next I ran over to the Customs Office and this is the best part – it only took ten minutes for the customs official to sign-off on the GS. This was a much easier process than I had expected.
Next I was off to the airport to purchase my plane ticket to travel to Colombia.
This started the next leg of my Journey South.