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useful hints To make your trip to Russia & BELARUS smooth and enjoyable

Itinerary

  • Set up your schedule with dates and times
  • Choose airport of entry. All international airports in Russia (currently 81) are airports of entry. Passport and customs control will be there upon arrival
  • Choose your destination or multiple destinations in Russia. Not all airfields provide English ATC and foreign aircraft are not permitted to land there
  • Plan your routing between airports. Few airways are closed for international traffic and you have to avoid them in your route
  • Local flights are possible around select airfields
  • Choose airport of exit on your way from Russia. Farewell passport and customs control are usually fast and simple

Fuel

  • Jet A-1 is available in all international airports and in some domestic airfields
  • Avgas/mogas are available in select international (entry) airports and in many smaller private airfields

Permits

  • CAA will grant you entry permit upon presenting your itinerary and aircraft documents
  • PPRs are not mandatory, but it is a good practice to have them to assure you are being waited for
  • SLOTs are mandatory only in slot-coordinated airports. There are few of them and you will hardly opt to land there - UUDD, UUEE, UUWW, ULLI, URSS

Flight plans

  • They are compulsory for every flight you make to, inside and out of Russia
  • If correctly filed they are usually accepted by authorities within an hour
  • Many apps you are using for flight planning are capable to file FPLs even in Russia

Language

  • You are not required to speak Russian, English will do
  • If you speak Russian, we encourage you to do so, controllers will be happy

Visa

  • Simple tourist visa is needed for crew and passengers
  • Exception: one single tech stop not entering the airport (eg. fuel stop), 3-4 hours maximum

Belarus

Much of the above applies to Belarus except that:

  • There are 6 international airpots, only few are H24.
  • Minsk UMMS is not providing PPRs for GA aircraft
  • Avgas is available in other 5 airports
  • If you fly to Russia through Belarus, separate Belarus overflight or landing permit is required

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