Latest revision: June 30, 2020


Basic information:

Entry:  Portugal 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 must 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. Given the vast area of controlled airspace, it is recommended to file an FPL for all VFR flights. An FPL is compulsory also for flights to Madeira and the Azores and other over-the-sea flights. An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes before the flight.
Microlights: Portugal does not require permission for entry of foreign-registered microlights.


Useful links: 

CAA www.atc-network.com...portugal  - excellent source of regulatory and legal information
Airports https://cavok.pt/pistas-de-portugal/aerodromos/ - information on airports in Portugal
ATC www.nav.pt -  AIP, VFR manual, aviation charts are accessible on the ATC web.
AIP/VFR manual www.nav.pt...vfr-manual - VFR manual
www.nav.pt/en/ais/eaip - AIP is freely accessible after registration
Meteo www.centrometeo.pt
Other links http://www.aerolazer.pt – Dynamic aircraft distributor for Portugal at Benavente airport
www.cavok.pt - CAVOK is an excellent portal where you can find information for foreign pilots, a link to activated airspace map and also a map of all airports and microlight sights in Portugal.
www.apau.pt/ - Microlight association of Portugal - webpage with helpful information
www.aecp.pt/ - Aeroclub of Portugal  


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