Your UK or EASA licence is valid throughout Europe and the club encourages members to make full use of the opportunity. Our aircraft are often found abroad in Northern France, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and elsewhere.
Although there is no legal requirement for specific training, our club does insist on a cross-channel checkout with an instructor. You can share this with another pilot such taking turns to fly one way each. You’ll be shown the additional planning and paperwork involved including flight plans, GAR forms and foreign AIPs. Consideration will be given to additional safety equipment (lifejackets, PLB, liferaft), different rules and procedures abroad and some of the practical aspects when touring.
Once signed off, you will be confident to strike out on your own and make your own tour, with or without other club members.
The cross channel checkout is open to non-club members too – you can join as a temporary member for the purpose.