Planning to fly to France?
In 2012, the French government removed many airfields from its list of designated points of entry from non-Schengen countries. Recently another 13 French airfields have lost customs status:
Abbeville, Agen la Garenne, Amiens-Glisy, Annemasse, Besançon la Vèze, La Môle Saint-Tropez, Lannion, Le Castellet, La Roche sur Yon, Lognes Emerainville, Montbéliard Courcelles, Nevers Fouchambault, Vichy Charmeil.
A petition regarding the latest cuts has been started in France by the Fédération Française Aéronautique and can be accessed at https://lc.cx/J4Ye
Flight plan closure in France
Closing your flight plan when arriving at a non-ATC airfield in France is important in order to save the unnecessary implementation of SAR action by the French authorities. If you've previously used the 0810 IFR VFR number ( 0810 437 837 ), please make a note that was changed on the 10th November to +33 (0)1 56 301 301.