Weather and Flight Plan
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While loading the plane we were met by the Federale. I gave him a pre-printed list of the information he needed which is Pilot's name, license number, airplane make and type, tail number, and the Mexican airports we were to visit. We called the tower, taxied to runway 13, departed with a left turnout and headed for Brownsville.
I had filed for 6500' but due to the low visibility and not wanting to get caught above the cloud layer, I remained at about 2500'.
As we neared Matamoros we were cleared direct to Brownsville. When abeam Matamoros we were handed over to Brownsville Tower. Brownsville Tower instructed me not to cross the river until receiving a squawk code from San Angelo Radio on 122.3. Since I was at the river, I had to circle while calling San Angelo Radio. I received the squawk code in a minute or so and proceeded to Brownsville. Next trip I should either file IFR or get the squawk code earlier.
At the Brownsville Airport (MMPS)