Information for foreign or visiting pilots to Norway
The VFR guide - Norway is a comprehensive guide issued by the Norwegian CAA that will answer most of your queries. It is available on the Norwegian CAA's dedicated page for foreign GA-pilots www.caa.no/ga/
Pilot store with maps and other hardware: www.pilotbutikken.no and their email for potential requests is: email@example.com -make sure to contact them by email or telephone +4723102903 to make a purchase. Unfortuately it is not possible to buy online.
Internet Pilot Planning Center is a fantastic tool for finding regulations, AIP, planning, weather and NOTAMs: www.ippc.no
Norskeflyplasser.no -this website describes local airfields that are not published in the Jeppesen manual: www.norskeflyplasser.no
Frequently asked questions:
Border crossing/customs etc
As long as you file a flight plan and enter Norway from a Schengen country, you can enter and depart from airports with customs available at the time of arrival/departure. If you wish to enter Norway via local fields, there is a requirement that you forward a copy of your FPL to the Customs office. This can be done by email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: +4722860800, Tel: +4722860700, or by request via the NOTAM office Tel: +4764819000. Whichever option you choose, make sure it is done minimum 4 hrs prior to crossing the border. For more information study the VFR guide and https://www.ippc.no/ippc/display_pdf_or_url_servlet?origfilename=EN_Sup_2004_025_en.pdf
Is an ELT required equipment for flying in Norway?
From the VFR guide 2011 p.36: "An ELT is a valuable search aid if your aircraft is forced down and is mandatory while flying in Norwegian airspace". There have been given exemptions to flying in Norway without an ELT previously on the basis that a PLB is carried as a remedy. We would therefore suggest that you apply to the NCAA at the following email address to make sure that this is acceptable before making your purchase. email@example.com
|Experimental aircraft ||Homebuilt aircraft with a non standard certificate of airworthiness, or a permit to fly issued by the civil authority of another ECAC member state, are authorised without a specific request.|
|Airfield hours of operation (flying during midnight sun)||Can be found in the AIP available on IPPC, or in the Jeppesen manual.|