France

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Latest revision January 1, 2017 


Basic information:

Entry:     France is part of the Schengen area. Flights within Schengen can land at any airport without the need to clear customs/immigration controls. Arrivals/Departures to/from any other countries need to proceed via international airports and clear customs/immigration.  
FPL:     An FPL is compulsory for any flight which is partly or entirely carried out in a controlled airspace and for international flights. An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes prior to the flight.
Microlights:   France does not require permission for entry of foreign-registered microlights.

 

Useful links:

CAA http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/-Secteur-Aerien%2C1633-.html – the CAA France website is of little value for VFR pilots
AIP   https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/ AIP, AIS, regulations, charts 
Meteo www.meteofrance.com

http://aviation.meteo.fr 

http://chamonix-meteo.com/chamonix-mont-blanc/weather/
- weather for the Mont Blanc area of the Alps

http://www.meteo-chamonix.org/drupal/
- Chamonix area weather
Airports www.aeroport.fr  - basic information on many airports in France 
Other links http://flyinfrance.free.fr/ - excellent private website explaining VFR flying in France

http://www.pilotfriend.com/flightplanning/flight%20planning/vfr_rules_fr.htm - interesting information on VFR
flying in France

http://www.arthurandarthur.co.uk/AA/index.php/a-guide-to-flying-to-france.html - more information on VFR flying in France

www.aerosavoie.com – Training school providing training for a licence to land at Courchevel airport

www.aeroclub.com – Aeroclub France - general information on aviation in France

 

Interesting publications:       

VFR Guide Francehttp://www.aiswebshop.eu/france/edition-papier/manuels-vfr.html
Guide des Aeroports Francais http://aeroport.anakrys.biz/page/page/guide-des-a-roports-fran-ais-dition-2014-2015 

 

French flying experience: 

French is the only language spoken at some smaller airports in France. Please check your itinerary accordingly.     

 

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