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Obtaining Clearances

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.
 Christmas
 Colombo
 Seychelles
NEW Maldives


Christmas Island (YPXM)
2002
Airport manager Don Bridges Ph: +61 8 9164 8498 Fax: + 61 8 9164 8485
Charges AU$300 per day plus parking AU$40
Customs: +61 (0) 8 9164 7228, Fax: +61 (0) 8 9164 8440, Trevor Jason. He said I should have also cleared Customs at Broome
Clearance: Prior notice is all that is required for Australians.
Fuel: Must be shipped from Perth by Zentner Shipping (Stuart Clarke) Phone: +61 (0) 8 9337 5911 Email: stuartclarke@iinet.net.au
Arrange through Air BP: Lucy Ingram +61 (0) 8 94789822. Email:IngramL@az1.bp.com
Cost to transport is $60 per drum plus one of fee AUD$200 I.e. two drums cost AUD$320 (plus 200 litre fuel costs). Local Contact: AirBP John Kerr +61 (0) 8 9164 8353 (I think I paid AUD$80 for filling)
Met: David Pottage (home): +61 (0) 8 9164 7869. Work: +61 (0) 8 9164 7463 (David was very helpful to me)
Hotel: Mango Tree Lodge 327 Gaze Rd Christmas Island 6798 Tel: +61 (0) 8 9164 7189
Handler: The airport acts as Handler
General: No public transport. Hire car at Soong Car rental
BF



Shri Lanka
Colombo VCBI (Bandaranaike International)
2002
Fuel: Drum AVGAS only. Had trouble finding a hand pump.
Hotel: Ceylon Continental. Great Hotel but a long way from Airport.
Goodwood Plaza. Ordinary hotel but handy to airport.
Met: At airport but was unable to give winds at low altitude.
Handler: The agent (ramp boss) found me and was helpful. I cannot find details. I would still be there filling in paperwork if the agent did not help. Total cost was reasonable because they have no figures for small aircraft.
General: Helper from Air Sri Lanka Control Room Sujith Wahalathanthri 077900812 I keep in touch with Sujith and recommend he be contacted.
BF

Colombo VCBI (Bandaranaike International)
August 2003
Fuel: Drums AVGAS only
Handling charges: US$40.00
HG




Sechelles.
Male. FSIA
2002
Fuel: AVGAS USD$3.45/USGal
Hotel: Prices range from US$95-$350. Everything must be paid in Foreign currency so don't get too much local currency. I tried a few and ended up at Coral Strand on the other side of the Island.
Handler: Handling fees are paid to Air Seychelles and they are very expensive. They wanted $1500 US for my Bonanza but reduced to $1000 with the help of Mr Umarji. Later I received another Aviation charge USD$131
General: Airport manager: Mr Akbar Umarji phone: 248 384014 Fax: 284 384030
Email: dcaadmin@seychelles.net Definitely make contact.
BF

Male. FSIA
August 2003
Fuel: Avgas available.
Handling very expensive.
HG



Maldives
August 2003
NO AVGAS
HG



Maldives
2002
I did not land because of lack of AVGAS and later received a bill for $250 US to overfly. After protesting and asking for a fee schedule and then pointing out that the schedule did not cover such small aircraft, the fee was waived.
BF

Maldives
May 2007
News received from Awesomeholidaymaldives:
Charges from the Maldives Airport Company:
  • Landing USD 35.00 (Day ops) - If landing and takeoff at night USD 39.00
  • Navigation USD 50.00
  • Parking USD 40.00 per day ( Days ops ) - If landing and takeoff at night USD 45.00 per day ( Parking charges are estimate and will not be higher )
  • Ground Handling charges USD 200.00
Awesomeholidaymaldives offer assistance in flying to the Maldives. They can also assist in getting AVGAS from Sri Lanka and with the Government Formalities.




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.



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