Unfortunately, we have not the means to provide an english translation of all our web site.

However, we will endeavour to bring to this page relevant Information about flying in Portugal:

- If you need to contact us you can find here the contacts by mail or email, to the President of Aopa Portugal

President: Robin de Andrade (jrobinandrade@@aopa.pt)

Vice-President: Manuel da Silva Salta 

Treasurer: António Penaforte Rodrigues

Secretary: Gonçalo Areia 

Directors: Paulo Moura Marques  and Onofre Pereira 

  - The VFR manual for Portugal can be obtained in electronic format from:http://www.nav.pt/ais/manualvfr.aspx

- If you fly VFR to Portugal, you are advised to use use Flight Following Service provided by Lisboa Mil(itary) at 123.75. This service is provided by military controllers. They are very helpful and speak a fluent english, and will advise you if you are flying to air space which may be under restrictions.

You must however have filed a flight plan 30 min in advance to ARO Service,  but you can do it by phone - (+351) 218553341 - or airborne through 127.900. If you need Notam direct info, you can dial Notam Office (+351)218553542.

- Click here to get information about all airports and aerodromes available in Portugal ( a work of Pelicano School of Aviation, now managed by APAU)

- In order to check all applicable notams, you may consult the list of Notams Serie A and Notams Serie B prepared by NAV, portuguese air navigation authority (you may search them using the ICAO identifier of the airport).

- If you fly to the airports of Lisboa, Porto or Faro you will require to contact an handling company. This is the link of Portway, the portuguese handling company with whom Aopa Portugal has a special arrangement which will benefit all IAOPA members.

The following summary resumes the contract between AOPA-PT and Portway Handling Company which also includes IOPA associates:

The contract covers the services provided by Portway to IAPOA associates at LPPT, LPPR, LPFR, LPMA

Facilities, Services and Conditions
- The contract is limited to private flights (non-commercial GA) and airplanes with max capacity for 6 pax, including crew;
- The base prices to practice will be for 90 minutes. In addition to mentioned period, an additional value will be charged (See below);

Conditions and Prices
- The services included on the base prices are the following:
# LPPT: Chocks, transport in/out for crew and pax;
# LPPR, LPFR, LPMA: same services;
# Technical stops for refueling, transport for crew and pax is not included on the prices;
# Portway will request the necessary slots, for which is recommended to send it 12 hours in advance;
# Portway will contact the fuel companies, without assuming any responsibility on the respective schedules for service delivery;
# For the 90 minutes’ assistance of ground time the costs are (euro):
LPPT – 88;
LPPR, LPFR, LPMA: 45;
Technical stop for refueling: LPPT – 35, others 25;
# Beyond the initial 90, the additional tax is 15 euro for the first 30 minutes and 25 euros for the subsequent periods of 30 minutes (The additional tax is not applicable in a prolonged stay, once services are not provided);
# Flight with arrival and departure on different days, a base cost including 120 minutes (60 for arrival and 60 for departure) will be applied (Euro):
LPPT: 100;
LPPR, LPFR, LPMA: 60;
Beyond the initial 120 minutes an additional tax of 25 euro for each subsequent 30 minutes is due;

 

- If you fly to Lisbon, Porto or Faro airports, please note that you will need to have previously reserved a slot (except in Faro on winter season - ends in March) . You may consult here the procedures for reserving a slot.

- If you want to know how to validate with the portuguese aeronautical authorities your foreign license, plase check here the circular 09/01 of INAC.

- since Augist 2016 all fligfhts from or to Schengen Countries are treated by ANAC (the aviation authority) as international flights while bedore they were treated as normal domestic flights. Therefore the airport of Cascais, which lays inside controlled airspace, has been forced by ANAC to require previous permissions from ANAC for each flight flying directly from or to Schengen country.If you fly directly to Cascais from Spain or France (Schengen countries) without such permission, you will not be permitted to land! You will have to land first in an airport of entry, as Lisbon, Porto or Faro. Aopa Portugal is trying to modify this situation but until now without success.

On 1 june 2017 we were informed that the following Notam has been published:

 LPPC LISBOA,ACC/FIC

A1919/17 (Issued for LPPC LPPO PART 1 OF 2) – ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
AND 
AIR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (OPERATIONS INVOLVING THE CARRIAGE OF 
PASSENGERS, CARGO OR MAIL FOR REMUNERATION) AT LPBR, LPIN, LPFC, 
LPJF, LPMI, LPMU, LPFA, LPPN, LPSC, LPSR, LPAF, LPHB, LPMN AND LPLZ 
ARE PROHIBITED.
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AT ALL ULTRALIGHT RUNWAYS LOCATED IN NATIONAL 
TERRITORY ARE PROHIBITED.
EXTRA-EU FLIGHTS AT LPCR, LPBG, LPVR, LPJB, LPDA, LPLO, LPMB, LPMZ, 
LPSA, LPCS, LPCH, LPCO, LPEV, LPVZ, LPSO, LPPM, LPVL, LPFE, LPMC AND 
LPCB ARE PROHIBITED.
PART 1 OF 2. 30 MAY 16:34 2017 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 30 MAY 16:37 2017

A1919/17 (Issued for LPPC LPPO PART 2 OF 2) – EXTRA-EU FLIGHTS AT LPFL, LPPI, LPGR AND LPSJ ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR 
AUTHORISATION FROM THE BORDER AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE, THE TAXATION 
AND CUSTOMS AUTHORITY, THE DIRECTOR OF THE AERODROME AND ANAC.
INTRA-EU FLIGHTS AT LPCR, LPBG, LPVR, LPJB, LPDA, LPLO, LPMB, LPMZ, 
LPSA, LPCS, LPCH, LPCO, LPEV, LPVZ, LPSO, LPPM, LPVL, LPFE, LPMC, 
LPCB, LPFL, LPPI, LPGR AND LPSJ ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR AUTHORISATION 
FROM THE BORDER AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE, THE DIRECTOR OF THE 
AERODROME AND ANAC.
SCHENGEN FLIGHTS AT LPCR, LPBG, LPVR, LPJB, LPDA, LPLO, LPMB, LPMZ, 
LPSA, LPCS, LPCH, LPCO, LPEV, LPVZ, LPSO, LPPM, LPVL, LPFE, LPMC, 
LPCB, LPFL, LPPI, LPGR AND LPSJ ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR AUTHORISATION 
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE AERODROME AND ANAC, AND PRIOR NOTICE THE 
BORDER AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE.
APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS SHALL BE PRESENTED TO THE 
DIRECTOR OF THE AERODROME AND TO ANAC (DRE.AMANAC.PT), NOT LATER 
THAN 24 HOURS (ONE WORKING DAY) BEFORE THE INTENDED FLIGHT, BY USING
THE APPLICABLE FORM AVAILABLE AT ANAC’S WEBSITE. THE OPERATOR MAY BE 
REQUIRED TO SUBMIT SUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS IS DEEMED 
NECESSARY FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE REQUEST.
REF AIP PORTUGAL GEN 1.2
PART 2 OF 2. 30 MAY 16:34 2017 UNTIL PERM. CREATED: 30 MAY 16:37 2017

 Following Aopa Portugal and IAOPA complaints to ANAC and the Portugese Government against such restriction to the freedom of flying within Schengen, this Notam was cancelled on the 7th July 2017. 

Presently (13/7/2017) the only Notam restricting international flights concertns exclusively extra EU flights. However the law which caused all this trouble and which concerns the operation of aerodromes remains unchanged. 

   - You are invited to observe the attached presentation about the role of Aopa organizations in General Aviation.

 

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