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European Country Briefing
Flying in Europe Offers AIS, AIP, Notams, Self Briefing Services, Airport Details and CAA contact details for most European countries. The well constructed site: www.vfrguide.com has airfield plates for all commercial airfields in Europe together with AIS access.
Sunset & Sunrise Times: Easy point & click for whole world
Airservices Australia produce an eAIP
Airfield and other info in the eAIP
Map of Mogas availability.
Noise Certificates may be required in Austria.
Weather, Notam & FPL services available free at www.homebriefing.com/aes/login.jsp
Registration is needed but it is quick and free.
We are delighted to say that in 2017 Belgium abandoned its insistance on Permit aircraft seeking permssion to fly there and then charging over 90 euros to grant permssion! The eAIP gives access to all information including airfield charts
NavCanada publishes an eAIP
Brilliant Weather & Notam system at NavCanada
Ther Czech CAA publish a very user friendly eAIP which includes airfield plates and a VFR manual
Full AIP available free at www.trafikstyrelsen.dk/EN/Civil-aviation.aspx
IMPORTANT CUSTOMS CHANGES: The SIA withdrew Customs from 22 GA airfields in 2012. Since it is obligatory to land at a customs airfield if flying in from UK or any other non Schengen country, it is essential to check customs availability carefully before departure, and flight guides are almost certain to be out of date! Current status can be checked on the ‘Airfield Plates’ link above, but Notams should also be checked. Note that a high proportion of airfields which do provide Customs services require a number of hours notice.
I have not been able to find an EAIP
A real delight to fly into, if winds acceptable. No Avgas, and sadly they have recently stopped you going to the garage only 300yds from airfield for Mogas.
Previously very difficult to access information. HCAA now offers access to their AIP AIS & airfield info.
We have found that officialdom can be very irksome if you fly into Italy from a non Schengen country (including Switzerland) – to be avoided, although once past the entry airfield the country is a delight to fly in. In 2012 the Italian Government introduced sizeable ‘Luxury’ taxes on all private aircraft, including foreign registered visiting aircraft, but visiting GA aircraft will not be subject to these taxes unless they stay longer than 45 days.
Their eAIP is only available through EAD and needs registration
The Norway AIP
Registration needed to access eAIP
Airfield plates available HERE
Excellent VFR guide at CAVOK
Registration needed for eAIP
Spain is a great place for touring and recent trips have found no difficulties with refuelling, although it is advisable to have stickers saying Mogas, UL91 or Avgas next to your filler cap. Spain publishes its eAIP You can select English only after you have clicked on the AIP latest version link. Spain still requires Permit aircraft to seek permission before flying to the country and there is a Permission Form (See link at the bottom of this page) which should be emailed to the address on the form a few weeks ahead of the trip. It is as well to opt for dates giving a good margin either side of your actual planned trip.
Skyguide offers Swiss information but not airfield plates
Noise Certificates may be required