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06 May 2008

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Simon

I noticed your comment on an old article by one of Sue’s students.

So that it has a better chance of being seen, I have reposted as a 'Reader's Question'.

Francoflyers is principally about flying in France but the basic answer is:

1. You must file a flight plan, as for any trip across international borders

2.. There are no customs formalities for leaving the UK but, if you are not returning to a customs airfield, you must notify them via the customs ‘General Aviation Report’—you don’t say where you are flying from but a copy is available on the Redhill Aerodrome site at http://www.redhillaerodrome.com/pages/customs.html

3.. If routing via France (for example Dover-Calais), you need to report entering French territory—Lille or Calais would be the best contact points for that route

4.. In Belgium, I only ever got as far as Ostend, which is a customs airfield close to the border, so I suggest that you call your intended destination to confirm the customs formalities and requirements for entering Belgian territory.

Regards

Les King
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