Flying to Ireland is quite straightforward. You might find that the following flowchart is a useful checklist in planning your trip.
Decide where you want to go
Decide when you want to go
Check Notams UK NATS Notams and UKAIP page (opens new window)
Check Notmas Ireland https://www.iaa.ie/index.jsp?p=102&n=135
PPR with airports
You need to tell the relevant authorities what your intentions are by submitting a General Aviation Report Form. This needs to go to Dyfed Powys Police, Border Force and the Irish. You can either do this yourself or, if you send it to us in plenty of time, we can send it to the relevant people for you.
Ireland Irish GAR
Distribution details are on the form (don't forget to include the return portion)
Alternately, AOPA in conjunction with the Border Force have developed an on-line submission system covering all the relevant UK agencies via a single submission point. You can access the AOPA site via this link:
Don't forget that you will still have to tell the Irish.
File Flightplans (you are leaving the UK FIR) not forgetting the return journey AFPEX online Flight Plan (opens new window)
Check the weather
Fly and have a great time!
When you leave the UK FIR you can drawback the fuel duty using Form H060 (opens new window)
Fill it in and sent it to Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Full details on current duty rates on HMRC website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/fuel-duty
Don't forget to keep your receipts!!!!
Note: you can access Waterford's ATIS by phone. Just ring 00353 51 877000 and listen to the automated message