Latest revision June 30, 2020


Basic information:

Entry:  Italy 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 the customs/immigration.
FPL: A flight plan is compulsory for any flight which is partly or entirely carried out in a controlled airspace and for all international flights. An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes prior to the flight. An FPL also needs to be filed for flight itineraries involving high seas.
Microlights: Italy does not require permission for entry of foreign-registered microlights. However, the aircraft needs to be equipped with a transponder with Mode C/S and whole-airplane parachute (ballistic recovery system). The aircraft is also supposed to be on the Advanced Microlight registry kept by Aero Club Italy. However, as yet we have not found a reliable directive on how to ensure this.


Useful links: 

Airports -  web portal containing lists of all airports in individual parts of Italy. You can also order a Avio Portolano guide of Italian airports here, which is in English. The website itself is, unfortunately, still only in Italian but contains a lot of useful information.
CAA - very detailed web of the Italian CAA ENAC
ATC  - basic information on ATC in Italy. Weather, AIP and other pilot briefing services are available upon registration.
AIP  AIP can be downloaded at after registration.  
Meteo – excellent, detailed weather information for individual regions of Italy – detailed weather information, forecast, radar, satellite, METARs
Other links  - A microlight association with interesting information and links. Unfortunately only in Italian. Section hangar/camp di volo contains an excellent list of airports and microlight airstrips. –Aeroclub Italy website


Interesting publications:

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Italian flying experience:

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