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Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by Arnulf Winsauer » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:16 pm

Good Day,

I am looking for information on the Overflight and Landing Permit requirements to fly a Namibian registered LSA (MTOW 600 kg) in South Africa.
On the website of the Department of Transport I could only find information for Air Services, but not for private flying.

Does anybody have more information on this, or possibly give an indication where I could get more information.

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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by opsmike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:33 am

Arnulf Winsauer wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:16 pm
Good Day,

I am looking for information on the Overflight and Landing Permit requirements to fly a Namibian registered LSA (MTOW 600 kg) in South Africa.
On the website of the Department of Transport I could only find information for Air Services, but not for private flying.

Does anybody have more information on this, or possibly give an indication where I could get more information.

Kind regards,
Arnulf Winsauer
Hi

For a private flight you do not require a over flight or landing permit, only the ICAO standard flight plan and COVID19 certificates

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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by SandPiper » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:41 am

AFAIK you do need clearance for a NTCA.
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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by Johan Swakopmund » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:17 am

For an over border flight i agree with Sandpiper.
They stopped me at Upington going to Namibia until i got overflight clearance.
I presume it work the other way round too.

However as far as local private fights concern PM Opsmike direct.
I am not sure but think he is an ATC at Lanseria . He will surely know the regs.
Perhaps ask him nicely for his phone number and have a chat .

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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by opsmike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:20 am

Johan Swakopmund wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:17 am
For an over border flight i agree with Sandpiper.
They stopped me at Upington going to Namibia until i got overflight clearance.
I presume it work the other way round too.

However as far as local private fights concern PM Opsmike direct.
I am not sure but think he is an ATC at Lanseria . He will surely know the regs.
Perhaps ask him nicely for his phone number and have a chat .

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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by opsmike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:27 am

Straight out of the regs


Non-scheduled flights
3.1 Procedures
Any aircraft of another Contracting State which engages in the carriage, to or
from the Republic of South Africa, of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration
or hire on other than scheduled international air services must apply to the
Chairperson of the International Air Services Licensing Council for the issuance
of a Foreign Operators Permit.
A Foreign Operator’s Permit is not required in respect of a class IV international
air services, if:
a) not more that eight passengers or 1000 kilograms of cargo or mail is
transported on the inbound flight as well as the outbound flight; and
b) no passengers, cargo or mail is taken on at any point in the territory of the
Republic for discharge at any other point in the territory of the Republic,
except those passengers or that cargo or mail referred to in subparagraph a).

4 Private flights
4.1 Advance notification of arrival
The information contained in the flight plan is accepted as adequate notification
of the arrival of incoming aircraft.
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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by Arnulf Winsauer » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:28 am

Thank you for the information.

Will contact opsmike.

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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by markus_m2 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:39 am

Johan Swakopmund wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:17 am
For an over border flight i agree with Sandpiper.
They stopped me at Upington going to Namibia until i got overflight clearance.
I presume it work the other way round too.

Johan
Johan, the difference is that foreign aircraft into Namibia require a Namibian flight permit (even for a private flight).
South Africa on the other hand, same as Botswana, says that private flights are exempt, the information contained in the flight plan suffices.

NOTE: This is for TCA! Not sure of NTCA regs...
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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by heisan » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:46 am

These are the regs relating to operating a foreign NTCA in South Africa:
94.01.2

(2) In the case of a foreign-registered non-type certificated aircraft, prior written permission by the Director is required before such aircraft may enter the Republic.

(3) The permission referred to in subregulation (2) shall normally be granted only—
(a) for a limited period of time;
(b) for the purpose of participation in international events within the Republic, for record-breaking purposes or demonstration flights, or at the discretion of the Director if an acceptable level of safety can be shown and public safety is not jeopardised;
(c) proof is submitted that for the aircraft an authority to fly or similar certificate was issued by the foreign civil aviation authority or an organisation designated for the purpose by such authority; and
(d) if the aircraft is made available for inspection by a licensed AME or AMO or an Approved Person with the relevant rating or approval, or by any other person designated for the purpose by the Director, as soon as possible after its arrival in the Republic, and an inspection report has been submitted to the Director.
I am not aware of the CAA ever publishing any formal description/application procedure for this process.
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Re: Overflight and Landing Permit South Africa

Unread post by Arnulf Winsauer » Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:36 pm

heisan wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:46 am
These are the regs relating to operating a foreign NTCA in South Africa:
94.01.2

(2) In the case of a foreign-registered non-type certificated aircraft, prior written permission by the Director is required before such aircraft may enter the Republic.

(3) The permission referred to in subregulation (2) shall normally be granted only—
(a) for a limited period of time;
(b) for the purpose of participation in international events within the Republic, for record-breaking purposes or demonstration flights, or at the discretion of the Director if an acceptable level of safety can be shown and public safety is not jeopardised;
(c) proof is submitted that for the aircraft an authority to fly or similar certificate was issued by the foreign civil aviation authority or an organisation designated for the purpose by such authority; and
(d) if the aircraft is made available for inspection by a licensed AME or AMO or an Approved Person with the relevant rating or approval, or by any other person designated for the purpose by the Director, as soon as possible after its arrival in the Republic, and an inspection report has been submitted to the Director.
I am not aware of the CAA ever publishing any formal description/application procedure for this process.
That’s the information I also found, and then got stuck. Hence posting the question.

However subregulation (2) is not applicable in my case.
The aircraft is being built in SA, and I am collecting it at the factory with a Namibian registration.
Subregulation (3) should also be covered, as the aircraft has been issued with a Certificate of Release to Service from a South African AMO, and a statement of conformity has been submitted to the CAA.

Thank you for all the information.

Regards, Arnulf

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