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FLYING VFR INTO PORTUGAL

(below 5500 ft)

FLIGHT PLAN

The Flight Plan is mandatory when crossing country borders in accordance with ICAO Doc 4444. It is also required in Portugal when flying inbound from another country. Pilots should submit it at least 1 hour before EOBT and always confirm by phone with the local ARO if it was accepted.

Pilot should file in Item 18 the Estimated En-route Time since take-off until the Lisboa FIR entry point  (EET/Elvar XXXX) and also the Authorization number given by ANAC.
In case of a Formation Flight of two or more, pilot must fill Item 18 the registration of all aircraft (REG/GXXXX, ECXXX, OHXXX).
Pilots must complete all fields / item’s of the flight plan not forgetting the Pilot´s Name and phone number preferably mobile.

Permits by ANAC

Read this NOTAM:

AIRSPACE

Prior entering in Portugal, Pilot should check if there is any Restricted Airspace (R) or Military Working Areas (TRA) active. Remember that Portugal has Flexible Use of Airspace

Pilot should check also the NOTAM’s so there will be no airspace violations. You can check them HERE.

Golf Airspace (non-controlled airspace) is divided into:
Lisboa Militar providing Flight Information Service from SFC up to 5500ft;
Lisbon Control providing Flight Information Service from 5500ft up to FL095.

FLYING IN PORTUGAL

All aircraft flying Golf Airspace, non-controlled Airspace, below 9500ft should fly SEE AND AVOID.

When crossing the PORTUGUESE BORDER when flying below 5500ft Pilot shall:

Squawk 7000;

Contact one of the Lisboa Militar frequencies :

Lisboa Militar (Northern sector) 130.90 MHz

Lisboa Militar (Center Sector) 123 750 MHz –

Lisboa Militar (Southern sector) 131,050 MHz and state your callsign, position and altitude.

Pilot will receive instructions regarding new transponder code, and or suggested route due airspace reservations until destination.

EMERGENCY

When a pilot flying VFR in Golf Airspace is in an emergency situation he should report MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY (when and if possible) on Lisbon Military frequency (with radar):

Lisboa Militar (Northern sector) 130.90 MHz

Lisboa Militar (Center sector) 123.750 MHz

Lisboa Militar (Southern sector) 131.050 MHz
Or 121.50 MHz and report his :

-Aircraft callsign
Emergency Type
People on board
Position ground (if relevant)
Altitude (if relevant)
Fuel (if relevant)
-If possible, enter the transponder code 7700.

NOTE: Remember that by making the reporting/communications with FIS or ATC, facilitates en-route flight assistance and also contributes to a faster arrival of assistance vehicles or emergency on arrival or landing in emergency situations, thus contributing to a better and faster aid should it be necessary.


PORTUGUESE AIRSPACE

Mapa Portugal


 

PORTUGUESE AIRSPACE II

Non AMC FrequenciasAMC


GOLF AIRSPACE FREQUENCIES BELOW 5500ft

Mapa Portugal Frequencias


HAVE A SAFE FLIGHT AND WELCOME TO PORTUGAL

 

To know all about Portuguese ATC NAV EPE

José Rocha. Published 2 February 2016. Revised 24 September 2017.

 

 

18 comments

  • Paulo Cunha

    Obrigado CAVOK por passar a informação !
    Coisa que já devia ter sido feita pela Autoridade !
    Ás vezes é preciso abanar a bananeira para cair bananas !
    Valeu a pena a nossa ( APAU – ANAC ) reunião de urgência !
    Muito haverá a comentar !!!

  • maillotdefoots

    This is great blog, I will certainly be back.

  • Malcolm Howland

    The form mentioned here is for commercial flight, I wish to get permission for a private flight? Help please

  • Gabriel Ribeiro

    muito util,obrigado

  • Giuliano Rescaldani

    Ok, this is fine, but we miss one important information: is there a list of AG Friendly airports? I.E. Most are Air Bases, and I suppose they are forbidden. Then we have some “big” ones, say Lisboa, Porto, etc. that MAY be allowed but, possibly very expensive. Finally, I see we have some air strips like “GAVIAO COMENDA”, “SANTA MARGARIDA”, “ARRAIOLOS”, etc. Is it possible to land there? Any special rules/permissions? I already flown on Portugal, I only landed in Cascais: very expensive, but very friendly both in the airport and all ATC around Portugal. I would like to return and stop in 5-6 small, friendly and nice places: any suggestions are welcome.

    • Jose Silva

      Hi, from my experience in the North of Portugal you can land and have nice chats in the following airfields:

      -LPVL – Vilar de Luz – a great alternative to Porto airport (if you rent a car or taxi (20min by car))
      -LPBR – Braga – an alternative to Porto airport (because you can visit Braga and Porto (1h by train))
      -LPVZ – Viseu
      -LPCO – Coimbra

      If you ever plan to go to LPBR or LPVL contact me to josemiguelsilvamec@gmail.com so that I can arrange you a lift or some backup;

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