Flying in France
To fly in France, a certificate is required which can often take two months to be approved. Use the form here to get approval. The importance of this certificate was explained by a helipaddy member; “If I had been challenged without the correct paperwork, I could have faced a €10,000 bill. Even worse, our French friends could have possessed one’s aircraft. Hence I have all the paperwork in the aircraft folder – stamps and seals are always sure to impress.” Other than that France is categorised as EXCELLENT for flying around in a helicopter.
- A great site for general info:http://flyinfrance.free.fr/ e
- You can view French airfield plates here
- Mountain flying information
- We have thrown together a useful list of airport lingo to use when flying in France if your French is a bit rusty – Flying in French
Where to land in France
If you are looking for a charming Chateau we suggest Chateau de Jalnay. The historic chateau offers an amazing experience with the most hospitable service. This is definitely one of Helipaddy’s top pick.
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