Venezuela Overflight Permit Regulations

Venezuela Overflight Permits Procedures

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Venezuela country has its own set of rules, regulations and procedures for permits to aircraft wishing for landing or even entering their air space, whether you’re operating a private flight or general aviation, charter flight, scheduled or non-scheduled operation, passengers or cargo trip, a technical or traffic landing, Prior Permission is mandatory required the application procedures requiring complete flight information and Aircraft documents.

According to venezuela civil aviation authority aeronautical information publication (or AIP) any aircraft owner/operator intent to fly in Venezuela airspace request has to submit for Venezuela overflight clearance to air transport department at least 48 working hours prior from flight departure schedule. Always include AFTN on your flight plan, but you’ll only need an overfly permit from Venezuela.

Planning to make a passenger flight landing or technical stop, Venezuela Airports Authority have their own regulations regarding the issuance of flight Venezuela Overflight permit as there is generally a payment involved. The charges normally payable would be the Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight and also landing and parking charges in case of aircraft making halts.

Venezuela is a signatory to the Chicago Convention therefore the conditions of flights and crews should strictly be compliant with ICAO general rules of international air traffic and in accordance with their regulation for transport of troops, equipment, materials and dangerous goods, please write us for more detail information.

Required Details for Obtaining Venezuela Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Permit Validity

- Venezuela Overflight Permit Not Required.

Overflight Permit Charge's

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Flight Information Region In Venezuela

Venezuela Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)

1 - Maiquetia (SVZM) FIR

Venezuela FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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About Venezuela | History - Geography

Venezuela, country located at the northern end of South America. It occupies a roughly triangular area that is larger than the combined areas of France and Germany. Venezuela is bounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the southwest and west. The national capital, Caracas, is Venezuela’s primary center of industry, commerce, education, and tourism.

Venezuela Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Venezuela AIP

Classification of airspaces

ATS airspaces are classified and designated in accordance with the following:

Class A: Airspace from FL200 to unlimited. IFR flights only are permitted, all flights are subject air traffic control service and are separated from each other.

Class B: Airspace within the TMA Maiquetía with Radar Service available. IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subject to air traffic control service, and are separated from each other. Maximum speed indicated for all flights below 20 000 ft is 250 kt.

Class C: Airspace within the TMA Barcelona, Barquisimeto, Maracaibo, Margarita y Guayana with radar service available from 1 500 ft AGL until FL195. IFR and VFR flights are permitted, all flights are subject to air traffic control service and IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and from VFR flights. VFR flights are separated from IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of other VFR flights.

Class D: Airspace within the CTR Barcelona, Barquisimeto, Maiquetia, Maracaibo, Margarita, Guayana and Tuy. IFR and VFR flights are permitted and all flights are subject to air traffic control service, IFR flights are separated from other IFR flights and receive traffic information in respect of other VFR flights, VFR flights receive traffic information in respect of all other flights.

Class E: Airspace within TMA Barcelona, Barquisimeto, Maiquetía, Maracaibo, Margarita, Guayana with Inoperative Radar Service and TMA Tuy; all CTR not classified as Class D, all airway and ATS route with ATC service from MEA until FL195; south side of the coast line within the TMA Maiquetia in any condition.

Class F: IFR and VFR flights are permitted, IFR flights are subject to air traffic control service and are separated from other IFR flights. All flights receive traffic information as far as is practical. All flights require authorization the ATC to operate within this airspace.

Class G: All airspace uncontrolled out of the classification previuosly. Applicable ATS routes with suffix “G” from MEA until FL195. IFR and VFR flights are permitted and receive flight information service if requested.

Approach and Departure Procedures

The holding, approach, arrival and departure procedures published have been prepared based on those contained in the latest edition of ICAO Doc 8168 - Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS). The holding area have been provided, so that within the definite airspace, Jet Aircraft can operate, with indicated air speeds up to 230 kt, at/or above FL 140 and 210 kt from 6000 ft to FL 140.

Arriving Flights

IFR flights entering a TMA for landing will be cleared in an specified holding point. The normal routes for arrivals to head from the entering point in the TMA, to the cleared holding point are described in the corresponding TMA charts, published in AIP/Venezuela

If the aircraft arrives at the holding point, previously to receiving a new clearance from control, the provided holding procedures will be complemented, maintaining the level last assigned.

Due that the available airspace for the holding pattern, can be limited in many cases, for established routes, to facilitate the traffic of other aircraft in the TMA, it is very important that the entry in the patterns and the holding procedures will be performed as exactly as possible. It is expected that pilots inform the ACC in case that by any circumstance, the holding could not be performed according to the established provision.

Departing Flights

IFR flights departing from controlled aerodromes located in a TMA, will receive a clearance of initial control from ATC, which will include, as applicable, the standardized routes of departing, which are described in the corresponding charts, published in the Section of aerodrome (AD) of the AIP/Venezuela. After the aircraft takes off, the ATC could modify the initial control clearance, authorizing direct flight to the departing points of the TMA, provided that by doing so, so traffic conflicts will be made among aircraft cleared to do son, and others waiting in the TMA

The IFR flight departing from controlled aerodromes, will receive from the control tower, the initial clearance from ATC. In case of failure in the voice link circuits between the control tower and the ACC, and such a clearance could not be granted, the pilot could choose maintaining the flight in VFR, assuring his own separation, until the moment he receives directly or through another unit from the ATS, the corresponding IFR clearance to fly in the controlled airspace.

Special Procedures For Traffic In The TMA

The operation in the Maiquetía TMA will only be permitted for the flights which have presented an IFR flight plan and have received a clearance from the competent ATC unit.

IFR flights Procedures

The ATC will clear initially all IFR flights, in accordance to the standardized procedures of arrival and departure, published in the Section of aerodrome (AD) of the AIP/Venezuela. Nevertheless, provided the circumstances permit it, direct flights could be cleaners to the departure points of the TMA, or to the holding of approach for “Simon Bolivar” International Airport (Marquetta).

Clearance to descent intending to aircraft taking care of their own separation and maintaining visual meteorological conditions.

During day light hours when the VOR, ILS or Radar at Marquetta are out of service, APP may permit arriving IFR flights, if they so request, to leave the holding fix and continue their descent continuing flight in VMC and maintain their own separation

a- If the pilots indicate in their request that this is practical

b- If the existent meteorological conditions in the International Airport “Simón Bolívar” of Marquetta, are not lower to the meteorological minimum foreseen for the visual flight.

Note:In the application of these procedures and to help the pilots cleaners to get their own separation with other aircraft, it is recommended that, provided the meteorological conditions permit it, they follow the courses and levels described in the TMA Marquetta chart until they integrate to the traffic pattern of “Simón Bolívar” International Airport Marquetta.

The APP Marquetta will maintain informed IFR flights any other aircraft that in its judgment, could constitute essential traffic for them.

Traffic of VFR flights in the Marquetta TMA (controlled airspace IFR/VFR) will be performed in accordance to the following procedures:

a- The controlled VFR flights will be performed in accordance to VFR.

b- Communications: All flights will establish control both ways with the appropriate ATS unit, previously to entering TMA Marquetta, as well as to operate in such airspace, as to receive any other clearance from control.

c- Routing:

i- Normally, the VFR flights which are going to be performed in the controlled airspace IFR/VFR will be cleared by the corresponding ATC unit, to fly directly to its destiny airport, or to the foreseen points to departure from such airspace. Nevertheless:

ii- When necessary or when the pilot request, the Marquetta ATC will furnish the VFR flights, the appropriate vector guide to head to “Simon Bolivar” International Airport of Marquetta or to the convenient point of departure, from the air space assigned by the approach control or area.

Note:Furnished radar vectors, should allow the flight to continue in visual meteorological conditions. In other case, the pilot should request and receive new radar vectors to meet this condition.

d- Levels: The ATC Marquetta will assign levels as necessary to assure the separation between the VFR and IFR flights.

The Assigned Levels

1) Will only refer to the part of the VFR flight performed above the sea

2) Shall allow in every moment that the flight be performed in visual meteorological conditions. In other case, the pilot should request and obtain a clearance.

3) Will be selected from the levels table corresponding to IFR flights.

Separations: Marquetta ACC or APP as appropriate will ensure the application of the minimum’s separation prescribed for IFR flights between the IFR and VFR flights being performed in the Marquetta TMA (IFR in VFR controlled airspace). Likewise, will ensure the flight information service for all aircraft (VFR/IFR) which operate in such airspace, transmitting the affected flights all the essential traffic information obtained from the radar equipment.