flying abroad - information


DISCLAIMER Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but it remains the pilots responsibility to remain compliant.

The following information is provided to assist BMAA pilots in flight planning for flights within the Common Travel Area (CTA) under the Anti Terrorism Act 2000 and to Europe, covering both the General Aviation Report (GAR) and Flight Planning process”

1.    GAR Form requirements for flights within the CTA. Read the file.

2.    GAR Form requirements for flights to Europe. Read the file.

3.    Flight Plan completion for flights abroad. Read the file.

4.    Flying Abroad Checklist. Read the file.


The following sites provide useful information in flight planning for flights abroad.

5.    The AOPA site provides comprehensive information.   AOPA Follow the Go Flying link to Flight Planning and Flying Abroad.

6.    The European Microlight Federation (EMF) document provides information on National requirements with links to governing bodies and sources of further information and contacts. European Microlight Federation (EMF)

French Regulations

Published by FFPLUM, the French Microlight Association, in 2019 this document defines French microlights following the EASA General Regulation update that allows factory built aircraft with a maximum take-off mass (MTOM) of up to 600Kg to be nationally regulated. The French have chosen not to adopt definitions to make use of the whole 600Kg and have stated that their approach to keeping their microlights simple fun aircraft has not changed. You can download a copy by following this link.

Further information regarding flight in French airspace and applying for permission is published. Follow this link to learn more.