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PILOT INFORMATION CENTER

As the only technical resource available to the general aviation community in our country, the AOPA Moldova Pilot Information Center is an important part of our mission and strives to provide most accurate, actual and useful information about flying in Moldova. We have specialized members to address any issues on a myriad of aviation topics, such as International flights, Pilot licensing, Medical certification, Procedural and Legislative related topics, Aircraft ownership, etc.

Also, we developed this basic informational center for you, to integrate the most important information about flying in our country.

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PILOT INFORMATION CENTER

Moldovan aviation is still regulated according JARs. Our licenses do not have any restriction in the countries where JAR regulations are in effect, however, in order to fly EASA registered aircraft in the European Airspace on the basis of Moldovan licenses, these shall be validated or converted into Part-FCL licenses. On the other hand, according to the Common Aviation Area Agreement between Moldova and the European Union and its Member States signed in 2012, EASA Part-FCL licenses are automatically recognized by the CAA RM and their holders are freely allowed to fly ER registered airplanes, however it is still recommended to acknowledge the specifics of the national regulations, as in some aspects, they may differ from the ICAO and EASA procedures.

FLIGHT PLANNING

On any national or international VFR flight to/from or within Moldova (LUUU FIR) you are required to submit a flight plan.
Entering or leaving the Moldovan airspace is allowed only through identified reporting points (i.e. IFR waypoints).
All flight plans are to be filed to the Chisinau central AIS:
phone: +373 (22) 502 815
e-mail: [email protected]


NOTAMs:

LUKK NOTAM reporting office
Tel: + 373 (22) 502 812
Fax: + 373 (22) 502 813
e-mail: [email protected],
MoldATSA NOTAM web page

WEATHER:

LUKK weather briefing office:
Tel: +373 (22) 502 923
LUKK ATIS:
Tel: +373 (22) 502 922
MoldATSA WEATHER web page

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MOLDOVA RADIO CONTROL

All around the country you will be within the reach of "Chisinau FIR" (if you fly VFR), on frequency 128.975 MHz. This station will provide you with Flight Information Service and will give you any information about activated military and restricted airspaces. While flying VFR at low altitude, you may lose contact with FIS station. In that case, continue to fly VFR according to your flight plan and wait for a contact later on. A contact must be made at least every 30 minutes. It is however advisable to contact the Approach or Tower frequency of any military unit whose airspace you will be transiting. Military airports usually have associated TMA's and you should contact the published frequency. Chisinau Approach also offers FIS service dedicated to Chisinau TMA area on frequency 133,3.

AIRSPACE:

Our national airspace is divided in two classes :

Class C:
CTR LUKK GND-2500 feet
TMA LUKK 1500feet-FL095
CTR LUBM GND-3000 feet
CTR LUBL GND-FL055
Above Class G

Class G
GND-1499 feet within TMA LUKK
GND-4000 feet outside TMA LUKK

Transition Altitude is 4000 feet while the Transition Level is determined by the ATS, varying from FL50 to FL70.
Transponder mode C is mandatory for all flights in Class C airspace.

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 For flying in Moldova you may use the Jeppesen Moldova AVIATION VFR Chart or any software such as Air Navigation Pro or other. DISCLAIMER: We strongly insist that these are NOT official charts for navigation and flight planning. ONLY official sources should be use for flight and flight planning (AIP Moldova and current NOTAMs) and it is clearly mentioned on the maps that 'For a safe and legal flight preparation, flight planning and for navigation through the flight, always consult the latest valid NOTAMs and the latest version of the AIP Moldova".