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Disclaimer :
The information found on these pages is published as supplied by pilots and has not been verified. It does not replace official documents produced by foreign governments or Airways Manuals published by specialised firms and should be taken at face value and used only for planning purposes. Governments change their aviation regulations without notice. Neither Earthrounders.com nor the pilots supplying the information are liable for inaccuracies or subsequent changes in that information.

Click on the country name below for information on airports sublisted there.
 Angola  Mauritania
 Botswanaa  Mozambique
 Burkina Faso  Namibia
 Djibouti  Oman
  Egypt  Sao Tome
 Senegal  South Africa
 Central African Republic  Sudan
 Gabon  Saudi Arabia
 Ghana  Tanzania
 Ivory Coast  Togo
 Kenya  Uganda
 Malawi  Zambia
 Mali  Zimbabwe
 Moroco  Cape Verde
Dem Rep of Congo   


Angola:
2005/206
Luanda:
Everything is available - AVGAS only with cash (USD). Airport staff are not especially friendly.
MW


Botswana
2005/206
Gaborone:
Everything is there. AVGAS by BP. You need special agreement to make local flights - specially over the town - talk to the briefing office first.
MW


Burkina faso
2005/206
Ougadougou:
The aeroclub was very helpful, and parking there was for free. Richard, the chairman, have a nice hotel "Ricardo".
MW

Central African Republic
Bangui FEFF
Fuel: Expensive and take it or leave it. Drums filled from large tankers. 400 litres cost USD$733
Met: Available at met office on airport.
Hotel: Hotel du Centre
Handler: Everyone is a "handler"
General: A terrible place. Everyone wants to be paid and in particular the police. The only help I received was from a friendly Air traffic controller I found at the tower.
BF


Cape Verde
Praia (GVNP)
This is the nearest Airport coming from Brazil and very convenient. Fast service, helpful staff, no handling needed. We paid 63,-€ = 83,-US$ for all airport fees incl one night parking.
UMM


NEW
Dem. Rep. of Congo
Kinshasa(FZAA)
September 2014
"Avgas is available in drums in the capital Kinshasa for $1200 usd each but must be purchased in town at the fuel depot which sometimes runs out of stock. MAF are the best placed to know the current situation"
C D'A



Djibouti (HDAM)
August 2003
Fuel in drums
Handling cheap
Hotel expensive and uncomfortable...
HG




Egypt
Sharm el Sheik (HESH)
2013
Big Tourist Airport, handling is mandatory. FSI made prior arrangement with price of US$ 420 incl all airport fees and supervision with IAB. When IAB presented the invoice they asked for US 520 but accepted US 420 after we showed email confirmation. Make sure you fix the cost in advance. Anyhow very efficient support and friendly people.
UMM

Cairo (HECA)
April 2014
General Aviation Support Egupt (G.A.S.E.)
G.A.S.E. is unique in the personal services offered to our clients. Firstly, we are a non-profit organisation that uses like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who offer their services for free to make your flight affordable and enjoyable. Our services include – Overflight clearances at $10. Landing permits, fuel sourcing, handling arranged where necessary, HotAc and ground transportation arranged, media involvement if needed and even sightseeing arranged. We are also able to assist in route planning from the start, offering our wealth of knowledge and experience to the pilots. Our price for all the services we offer is $50 per country, no matter how many times you land or if you return after visiting a new country. That is $50 per country you visit and $10 per overflight clearance. We don’t ask for a penny until you have arrived home safe. There are no hidden extras.
Email: ops@gasupportegypt.com
Web: /www.gasupportegypt.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aviationegypt


Cairo (HECA)
August 2003
Fuel vailable in Cairo and Alexandria but nowhere else in Egypt.
Handling very expensive:US$1370.00!!
HG


Egypt
January 2011
From General Ahmed Maher SHEHATA,
mobile: +20123105323,
E-mail: jetco000@yahoo.com (former Egypt Air force General) offer his assistance as follows:
Please note that I can make the required arrangements with very a
specialized group in the field of aviation and tourism to assist and help to fly in Egypt.
Any pilot or group of pilots who like to spend some days in Egypt and / or like to continue to another country .
We are ready to bear all the managerial, approvals, permissions, fuel ..........and all the bureaucracy to make flying and landing easy and to spend a very nice time in Egypt.
Also we can give assistance in some other countries which will also well help.

HG.



Adis Abeba (HAAB)
August 2003
Fuel: AVGAS in drums
Handling: US$ 100.00
HG




Gabon
Libreville:
There was AVGAS even they said there was not. They had to call SHELL or BP in TOWN to find out it was there. In case of emergency there is a French company that have drums stored for themselves - price will be high.
MW


Ghana
Accra:
- Handling can be expensive (up to USD 1000), but not compulsory.
- Avgas available from e.g. Aerogem, but at USD 1,300 per 200L drum (whole drums only).
- Otherwise pleasant.
CH.


Ivory Cost
Abidjan DIAP
Fuel: AVGAS by tanker
Met: Good service at airport but hard to find.
Hotel: Novotel was OK
Handler: Mr Williams very helpful. I should have tipped him more. Tel: 23 37 78 77
General: An OK place and I recommend getting a handler. Most places would not take my travellers cheques and I found it hard to get cash.
BF



Kenya
Nairobi (Wilson Airport) HKNW
2002
Clearance: Not required, but to fly internal in Kenya is very complicated. Approval was required and I had to go to the Civil Aviation Authority at the main airport. Took a whole day to arrange.
Fuel: Colin Davies runs a very helpful maintenance and AVGAS facility next to the Aero Club.
Met: Available at the airport.
Hotel: Go to East African Aero Club.
Handler: Not required.
BF




Malawi
August 2003
New airport, cheap fuel, no handling fee, good accomodation.
HG

2005/2006
Lilongwe:
A Flight permit was given by phone. Fine airport. Helpful staff at briefing office. AVGAS was there.
MW

Likoma Island :
with a 900 m gravel/sand RWY. Expect goats, cows and people at the RWY. Land on 19 (upslope) - takeoff on 01 (downslope - even with a little tailwind). After some rain there are a lot of small stones on RWY - USE GRAVEL RWY TAKEOFF TECNIQUE !!! You can stay for 5 USD pr. Night in a hut at Mango Drift. No landingfee.
MW

Mzuzu:
Airport OK - AVGAS is available with agreement with private company who have some stored there - 1,5 USD pr. Liter. Customs available with prior notice to the airport manager - who is VERY helpful.
MW



Mali
2005/206
Bamako:
Everything is there - request AVGAS some hours before you need it !! They will try to let you pay for a visa - even you have one in your passport !!
MW

Mopti:
Very fine small Airport - only a little AVGAS was available (drums)- price 2,8 USD/liter.
MW

Timbuktou:
Everybody wants money !!! Only little AVGAS was available (drums) - price 2,8 USD/liter
MW




Mauritania:
Nouadibou:
OK airport, AVGAS was there even the NOTAM said it was not, The hotel is very close, airport staff offered to bring us there for 40 EURO !!!! 3 is more than enough.
MW



Morocco
2013
Agadir:
- Friendly, easy.
- Avgas available
- Landing fee around USD 23, parking USD 10 per day.
CH

2005/2006
Marakesh:
Fine airport, not expensive, difficult to find out how to go out to your plane - nobody knows what you are talking about. Apron people will try to take some money for doing NOTHING. 10 EUR for a taxi to town.
MW

Essauira:
Extremly helpful staff, AVGAS available in drums since july 2005 - SHELL. Nice place to visit.
MW



Mosambique:
2005/2006
Maputo:
AVGAS is there, but expect to WAIT. Briefing office is very helpful.
MW

Vilankulos:
Nice place, AVGAS with BP-card, Very help full if you want to fly to the islands outside the coast - even you don't have permission in advance from CAA!!!
MW

Bazaruto Island:
There are 2 airstrips on the island, Indigo bay and Bazaruto Lodge. Bazaruto Lodge has 800-900 m asphalt on the northern part of the island. Very fine. No AVGAS.
MW

Benguerra Island
Have a 800-900 m. grass rwy
MW

Vilankulo:
Airport OK, AVGAS available from BP, VERY helpful briefing office, if you want to fly to the islands on the coast.
MW

Beira:
Aiirport OK, AVGAS from BP - you will be disappointed if you expect good food in the cafeteria!!
MW




Namibia:
2013
Ondangwa:
- No handling, easy, but note immigration staff 0800-1700 weekdays, otherwise USD 8 call-out fee.
- Fee for night-time departures: USD 300
CH

2005/2006
Ondangwa:
Nice and relaxed place to visit, helpful staff, AVGAS available, customs etc. Hotel Cresta had fine service and free pickup from airport.
MW

Mokuti Lodge:
700 m Asphalt + a lot of gravel runway. AVGAS available with BP-carnet. 50 m. walk to the lodge.
MW

Swakopmundt:
NEW fine ASPHALT runway - TWY is sand. Nice place - helpful tower. AVGAS available.
MW

Windhoek:
Fine service at apron and in Terminal. A little difficult to find out where to pay the landing fee etc. (in a corner at some airportbuilding)
MW



OMAN
Muscat (OOMS)
2013

We thought we can get along here without handlingservice but no chance, it is mandatory and expensive, US$ 470,- plus Ldg + Parking for two days US$ 112. Anyhow - you get efficient and friendly service. Next time I will arrange cost in advance.
UMM

Muscat (OOMS)
December 2010
Arrived late, handling, agent required,, took me through immigration and customs in 30min. Taxi to nearby hotel. Next day back to aircraft for fuel, took 60min. to get there. Avgas 100LL cash only 3U$/liter. Overall fees 300U$, very nice people.
AT



Sao Tome: 2005/206
NO AVGAS
MW



Saudi Arabia
Gassim (OEGS)
Small airport not mentioned as International by Jeppesen but you get a clearance to land, good for a fuel stop, fees 155 US$ cash, fast turnaround
UUM



Senegal:
2013
- No handling required, very easy, low landing/parking fee (BUT: make sure you are in uniform and carry air crew card)
- Avgas available at around USD 3.15 per litre from drums, friendly and helpful staff. They have hand pump.
CH

2005/206
St Louis:
Fine airport, AVGAS only available in drums with contact to Jannic (owner of Hotel de la Poste) - he is very helpful, and have one of the 2 only planes there.
MW

Dakar:
Everything is there - parking for free at the aeroclub is possible.
MW



Dakar (GOOY)
November 2010
Handling mandatory for 300,-€. Landing and overnight parking 10,-€,
Avgas in drums 3.00U$/liter cash only, need your own fuel pump, friendly and helpful people.
AT



South Africa:
- Foreign NTCA require approval from the NTCA section of the SA-CAA - easy to get. Otherwise file Flight Plan, no further overflight or landing clearance required.
- Upington, Pilansberg, Polokwane, Kruger International, Lanseria, and Bloemfontein easiest ports of entry. No fuss, no apron transport cost or handling - except call-out fee of USD 40 for immigration during the weekend.
- Avgas: In general around USD 1.80-2.10 per litre. Upington, Kimberley, and Bloemfontein usually cheapest (Engen) at USD 1.50 per litre.
2013
CH

2005/2006
Lanseria:
Airport OK - even some say its unfriendly.
MW

Rand:
The place is OK. Maintenance can be done by Placo - they have their own hangar there. It can take some time before they bring the fuel.
MW

Port Alfred:
4 fine grass RWY's, Very nice atmosphere - 43 airschool run the airport. VERY CHEAP PLACE TO LAND AND PARK.
MW



Sudan
August 2003
NO AVGAS
HG



Tanzania:
2005/2006
Zanzibar:
Fine airport - nice staff. Expensive: Landing permit fee, Another permit fee, Navigation fee, airport tax, security fee, landing- and parking fee. For every landing in Tanzania we had to pay 100 USD to CAA just for the permitnumber. AVGAS from BP.
MW

Kilimanjaro:
Nice private airport. Helpful staff. Very much outside town. A taxi to Arusha or Moshi cost 50 USD - official rate. The trick is to get a taxi to the T-junktion 5 km from the airport, and say you want to take the bus (35 km) the rest of the way - before you reach the T-junktion he will offer you to bring you to town for 10 UDS more. In Moshi you can stay at Buffalo Hotel - a clean and OK budget hotel - for 15 USD incl. breakfast.
MW

Dar El Salaam:
November 2013
Airport Handling , Swiss-port handling will charge $290 ,
Alert: Stay away from Prime Aviation which will charge you $ 1400 for nothing , and Prime Aviation is also together in this with Bo Therkildsen with handles Overflight permits in Africa
I believe he is in Kenya, absolutely dishonest and Prime Avaition are not even at the Airport in Dar Es Salaam.
Deal directly with Swiss-port and you should be fine. Holiday Inn: Good place to stay.
HP


Togo:
2005/2006
Lome:
Park at the Aeroclub - they are very helpful - and its for free. AVGAS available.
MW



Uganda
Entebe (HUEN)
Avgas available
Met: Available at airport
Hotel: Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel. I enjoyed my short stay.
Handler: One found me and was helpful.
General: Good place to visit.
BF



Zambia:
2005/2006
Livingstone:
Mixed military and civil airport. AVGAS on BP carnet. Helpful briefing office, Bring a copy of your permit if possible - the airforce are controlling the airspace, and give the permits.
MW



Zimbabwe:
2005/2006
Victoria Falls
Fine airport. The staff is VERY HELPFUL !!! They will help you if you want to fly over the falls!! NO FUEL !!!, Y ou will be asked to register your fuel quantity together with the security, who advice you to remove all you can from the plane, and lock it properly. Don't be scared! You will probably have to WAIT FOR CUSTOMS AND IMMIGARTION - sometimes hours. Passenger fee is 30 USD EACH - on the top of a lot of other fees.
MW




Disclaimer :
The information found on these pages is published as supplied by pilots and has not been verified. It does not replace official documents produced by foreign governments or Airways Manuals published by specialised firms and should be taken at face value and used only for planning purposes. Governments change their aviation regulations without notice. Neither Earthrounders.com nor the pilots supplying the information are liable for inaccuracies or subsequent changes in that information.


Last update: September 14, 2014