Legal regulations for guest pilots in Austria in final general review!
We anticipate the decree to be in force by May 1st – just in time for the upcoming flying season and the “Super Paragliding Testival 2016”. Pilots holding a hang gliding or paragliding license from following countries my than lawfully fly in the Austrian Alps:
“Australia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, France, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.”
HG/PG permits from all this countries have been proofed equivalent to Austrian licenses. Flying in Austria pilots must proove appropriate 3rd party liability insurance – just as this is also offered by AXA in Kössen (www.flugschulen.at/axa/english) License and insurance card have to be taken along while flying.
Pilots from all other countries may obtain a special “Guest-Licence” from the local “Austrian Flying School” by providing proof of qualification (e.g. IPPI card, national license,…).
We are looking forward to seeing you folks safe and lawfully back in the Austrian Alps.
Mit besten Grüßen aus Kössen