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Flying in France (incl Permits, Private sites and Pictures)

Old 15th Mar 2006, 23:13
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Aerial photography in France

Do you need a special permit for Aerial Photography in France? With a foreign registered aircraft. (G-reg/N-Reg)
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 10:49
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HillerBee,

I did that 20 years ago in a german registered H 300C, with a french license.
Customs, AoC and license issues having been adressed, you need to apply for a specific authorization with the local Civil Aviation administration - districts.

This is to cover the exemption of the 500 ft mini flight height.

I suggest you to visit the DGAC site.
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 12:30
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Just so I don't misunderstand, to make an off-airfield landing with a heli in France I would need a Helisurfaces permit regardless of whether the flight was private or public transport. Secondly, I would need to have any particular landing site approved as well.

Does anyone have contact details to hand for approving landing sites - is this a central function in Paris or is it delegated to the various Departments?

Thanks
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 13:04
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Planning to fly to Le Mans this year. Would I need a helisurface permit to land at track or is it licenced?
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 19:42
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The boundry fence for the airfield at Le Mans goes right past the main entrance. During the race there is a tourist heliport set up there to give punters a wizz round the track. They certainly have fuel/reception tents etc and they look to have up to 8 machines in the air at once. I dont have their details but if you could get in with that crowd, it might solve your problems.

I will be making my annual pilgrimage (slumming it by road) but I will keep an eye out for you!!
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Old 17th Mar 2006, 09:27
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Heli flying in France

Do you still need the permit if you are flying to a hotel that has a helipad?

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Old 17th Mar 2006, 11:59
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Do you still need the permit if you are flying to a hotel that has a helipad?
in a nutshell yes as you are off airfield
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Old 17th Mar 2006, 17:25
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If as a pilot, you have the permit, you are then allowed to land outside of official airfields - that is what the permit is for. This can be at any private location, and all you need is written permission (normally faxed prior) from the owner of the property where you land. Assuming of course that it is not in restricted airspace. The written permission must state the pilot's name, the landing site, and the duration for which landing is allowed.
Hope this helps.
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Old 29th Mar 2006, 08:52
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Having a bit of a giggle trying to get through to 'Prefecture Police...'

Franglais is not as bad as I thought it was but yet to receive replies to e-mail and letter.
Spoke to some lady on switchboard......and didn't get very far past the "Monsieur Longtemps est dans le chambre......"

Jet-systems are the guys that operate a helipad at the airport - there does not seem to be a site inside the racetrack .......
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Old 15th Apr 2006, 11:16
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Success - I think.....

After receiving an application form for aerial photography (!) some headway at last.

Madame Niro is the contact and correct form promptly returned.
Photocpoies of licence(s), last couple of pages of logbook and a form of ID.
Tel: +33 1 53 71 34 13
Fax: +33 1 53 71 57 85

Now, will it be approved in time?

If so, it will be in no small part due to www.freetranslation.com !
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Old 15th Apr 2006, 11:56
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Could you forward me the Aerial Photography form?
I would be much obliged.

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Old 8th Jun 2006, 22:48
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Hats off to the French!

Received permission in the post this morning.
Boss confirms that we'll be going Monday to Monday this afternoon.
Now that's what I call timing...............
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Old 9th Jun 2006, 08:32
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They must have done a batch of them: I received mine yesterday too.

Though fortunately, no desperate need on my part!
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Old 9th Jun 2006, 09:21
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The French seem to take paperwork very seriously. I landed in France once and the checked paperwork, insurance etc, had been removed from the aircraft ! They wouldn't let me leave til they got it ! No one's fault but mine, but had quite a scare being escorted by the local Gendarmarie to the nearest fax machine !
 
Old 10th Jun 2006, 08:45
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Talking Heli flying in France

I live in France and operate a "G" reg helicopter here. You need an "Attestation" (Permit) to fly around France which I obtained from the Prefecture de Police in Paris in about 3 weeks.

The application simply asks for basic hours flown etc and personal details.

You ned the permission of the landowner to land and take off. The basic rule for landing in more built up areas is that if the village for example is marked by a white circle on the half mil chart you can come and go as you please, if you have the permission of the land owner. If the village is maked on the chart by a yellow dot then you need the permission of the mayor to arrive etc.

email me and let me have a contact phone number and I will call you with the full "SP".

It is currently 34 degrees in the Vendee /Loire region and set to get hotter so make sure you do your power checks.
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Old 10th Jun 2006, 12:42
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Has anyone got any pictures from France?

'Views from the cockpit'?
Pictures of recommended hotels with helipads / other private sites?

Experience of hotels / helipads etc would be useful to anyone planning a French trip.



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Old 11th Jun 2006, 10:00
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To start the ball rolling ..........


Burgundy vineyards




Beaune




C15th Hospice de Beaune



Looking forward to some fine Burgundy



Chateau Saint-Sabine, nr Dijon

C17th chateau, rooms from 55, dinner from 30 excl wine. Excellent food, and superb wine list.
The picture (provided by the hotel) is a little misleading because the pad is hidden by tall trees on final approach. The tops are just visible in the bottom of the picture - and they've grown since. High recce reveals all.

Last edited by Flying Lawyer; 11th Jun 2006 at 10:53.
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Old 11th Jun 2006, 10:17
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Private Helipads

Just a thought - would not the French equivalent of the BHAB have a guide to private pads? If not, Mr Pooley may find a market for one!
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Old 12th Jun 2006, 15:01
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France Pictures

Just a few pictures on our way down to Pamplona to run with the bulls.

View of Cap Gris-Nez from Kent side of the channel



Le Touquet Airport



French countryside



Rouen Airport Terminal from the cockpit



Finals to Angouleme



Helipad at Angouleme
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9...tangouleme.jpg


French for Helicopter Centre
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9...ptercentre.jpg


Countryside between Angouleme and Biaritz



More Central France Countryside
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9...tralfrance.jpg


Approach to Biaritz



Biaritz Airport in the distance



Biaritz



Hotel Heliport spotted in Biaritz



Base leg for Biaritz



Biaritz Helipads


Local Heli Firm
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9...alhelifirm.jpg

Local Heli Firms AS350
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9...zhelias350.jpg



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Old 12th Jun 2006, 15:04
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More photo's

I know it isn't France, but just a hop over the border is San Sebastian



Leaving San Sebastian for Biaritz after we ran with the bulls



Departing view of airport at San Sebastian



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