FLYING IN SPAIN

This page is dedicated to those pilots from abroad that want to come flying in Spain with their own ULM and want to know how to obtain a Permit to Fly from our Civil Aviation Authorities.

First of all you should know that in Spain, according to our ULM regulations:

  1. It is prohibited to fly in Controlled Areas.
  2. You shouldn’t fly above 1.000′ AGL.
  3. A permit to fly is necessary for those pilots from other states/countries
  4. The definition of ULM is: Aircraft under 450kg (two-seater) or 300kg (one-seater) able to fly under 65km/h. 600kg ULM is on the way and regulation is expected to be approved in the near future.

In complying of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament in Article 2, Point 3, where states that aircraft under Annex I may operate in other UE states subject to an agreement imposed by the state in which aircraft want to fly in, our CAA (AESA) states that any ULM from abroad can fly in Spanish airspace prior delivery of a self declaration complying with all requirements.

You may access to the proper AESA web page to download the form. You need to send it 15 days before your planned entry into spanish airspace.

Start self declaration process link

If you have any doubts or questions, just contact us at: yago.osset@aepal.aero. We’ll do our best to help you.

FLYING IN SPAIN - AEPAL