Great Britain


Latest revision June 30, 2020


Basic information:

Entry: Great Britain is not part of the Schengen area. Therefore, any flight from/to another country must arrive/leave for/from an international airport and clear customs/immigration controls.  In case you wish to land at a domestic airport, you have to inform the customs/immigration services 24/48 hours in advance. Please check the procedures for your specific airport. See also the GAR form in the “Other links” section below.
FPL: An FPL is compulsory for any flight which is partly or entirely carried out in a controlled airspace and for international flights (i.e. also for flights to the Republic of Ireland). An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes prior to the flight.
Microlights:   Permission (Exemption for foreign-registered aircraft) is required. The application can be filled out here:


Useful links: 

ATC -  - website of the UK ATC provider – NATS. Here you can download the UK AIP including detailed information on British airports.
CAA - - source of helpful information for VFR flying in the UK
Meteo - 
AIP/VFR info  - Airports, METARs and a lot of other info that you need for flying VFR in the UK
– free of charge
 - - VFR guide UK
 - – information on VFR rules in the UK
Other links  - – private website containing interesting information on VFR flying in the UK
 - - website of the British Microlight Aircraft Association
 - – useful website of AOPA Great Britain
 - – GAR form which should be filled out before arriving to the UK 


Interesting publications:

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British flying experience:

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