This booklet is intended for those Foreign private pilots who wish to overfly or land in France.
It describes general and specific regulations for VFR flights relative to : • French airspace, • Procedures to enter or leave French airspace, • Aerodrome circuit joining procedures, • Information services for VFR, etc.
The bulk of French regulations complies with ICAO standards, but there are some specific rules that are brought out in this book.
The objective is to help private pilots prepare a VFR flight to France.
In this edition you will find : • Text about the implementation of regulation (EU) No 923/2012 («SERA») for VFR in France. • Text about recognition of license according to AIRCREW rules.
Table des matières Introduction
Chapter one : Frenchairspace 1. AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION (SERA 6001) 3. FLIGHT INFORMATION UPPER AIRSPACE (UIR) 4. AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS 5. FRENCH AVIATION TERRITORIAL ORGANISATION 6. AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION 7. class E, F & G
Chapter two : Police facilities 1. CENTRAL DIRECTORY FOR BORDER POLICE 2. AIR TRANSPORT GENDARMERIE 3. INTERCEPTION PROCEDURES (ICAO Annex 2)
Chapter three : Rulesof the air 1. DEFINITIONS 2. GENERAL RULES 3. PRIORITY 4. MINIMUM OVERFLIGHT HEIGHTS 5. VFR FLIGHT PLANS (SERA 4001 b) 6. FUEL RESERVE
Chapter four : VFR rules 1. VFR FLIGHT 2. Weather minima VMC 3. VFR IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 4. VFR CRUISING LEVELS 5. Very Low Altitude Airforce Network Activity(RTBA) 6. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT
Chapter five : Air traffic services 1. RADAR 2. FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE 3. AERODROME 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR AERODROME 5. RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS
Chapter six : Specific procedures 1. PROCEDURE TO CROSS THE BORDERS OF METROPOLITAN FRANCE 2. VFR DAY TRANSIT ROUTES WITHIN RESTRICTED OR CONTROLLED AIRSPACES 3. NIGHT VFR FLIGHT RULES 4. FLIGHT OVER THE SEA (MARITIME)
Chapter seven : Meteorology 1. Meteorological assistance to the VFR Flight
Chapter eight : Conformity of licences 1. Recognition of national aircraft pilot license in accordance with JAR FCL by a Member State of the EEE* 2. An IMC rating can be added into a national UK PPL, but cannot be used in EASA aircraft after 8 April 2014.
Chapter nine : Overflight of French territory by a foreign aircraft 1. Aircraft subject to an EASA Permit to fly (Form 20a) or ICAO Certificate of Airworthiness 2. Other aircraft 3. Validation of a foreign airworthiness title 4. Special case of amateur-built aircraft 5. Special case of European ultralight aircrafts 6. Special case of certain foreign historic aircraft