Latest revision June 30, 2020

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 – the CAA France website is of little value for VFR pilots
AIP AIP, AIS, regulations, charts 
MLA association - FFPLUM - Federation Francaise de Planeur Ultraleger Motorise
- weather for the Mont Blanc area of the Alps
- Chamonix area weather
Airports  - basic information on many airports in France 
Other links - excellent private website explaining VFR flying in France - interesting information on VFR
flying in France - more information on VFR flying in France – Training school providing training for a licence to land at Courchevel airport – Aeroclub France - general information on aviation in France


Interesting publications:       

VFR Guide France
Guide des Aeroports Francais 


French flying experience: 

French is the only language spoken at some smaller airports in France and these airports are designated by the AIP as open only to French speaking pilots. Please plan your itinerary accordingly.    
Do you have any experience? . Thank you!


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