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Arne Håkon Hillestad

Information for foreign pilots about flying in Norway

The National Hangglider and Paraglider Centre in Vågå.

Norway is a great country for flying Hanggliders og Paragliders. If you are a foreign pilot who come to visit Norway with your Hangglider or Paraglider you should read this:


All foreign pilots with a valid licence are allowed to fly in Norway for up to 3 month as a guest pilot. You are allowed to fly according to your licence. Norway use the IPPI system and you are oblidged to bring your licence and your insurance with you and show them upon requst. We have a lot of free airspace (G airspace) where you can fly up to 4000 meters. But we also have a lot of regulated airspace and if you are in doubt, seek info via the clubs or the Federation. Do not attempt to fly in places in conflict with the comercial air traffic. This might leed to closing of a local flying site. Special regulations is for flying powered Paraglider og Hangglider. Allways contact the Federation if you want to fly with engine in Norway.


Norway have more than 2500 registrated takeoffs spread around the country and there are more suitable places to start that is not regualted. Places to land on the registrated takeoffs are usually in agreement with the landowner but always check first.  We have 50 clubs and 250 Hanggliderpilots and 1700 Paraglider pilots. The administration of the flying in Norway is done by the Norwegian Airsport Federation situated in Oslo. Telefone number is +47 908 67 560 and the contact person is Arne H Hillestad with the mail: arne.hillestad@nlf.no.


We have a National Centre for Hanggliding and Paragliding situated in the middle of south Norway in a village called VÅGÅ. It is about 300 km north of Oslo. Here we offer bed and breakfast, camping, a big facility with kitchen, living rooms, showers, a big landing and transport to the starts by minibus. Within 1 hour driving we have a variety of take offs up to 1700 meters above sea level. The phone to the centre is +47 955 21 275 and the mail is rikssenteret@gmail.com.

For more information contact Arne at phone +47 908 67 560! Fly safe!