The Romanian airspace structure is more or less simple. For most of the CTR’s you can get a clearance if you get in contact with the tower in time. The restricted areas are just activated by NOTAM and they don’t affect our activity to much. Just the Napoc TMA might cut some nice gliding areas, but with a clearance you can also enter there.
Since 2022 a XPDR is mandatory for aircraft operating within Romanian airspace.
A flight plan for every flight to/from Ineu airfield is necessary – also for gliders. In regular operations this can be carried out by one of the administrators every morning, so you can concentrate on flying. You will find the online flight plan form here, please sign up for an account to make your flight plans.
Airspace use plan
A chart with active airspaces and navigational warnings can be generated on the website of Romatsa, you will find it here.
Procedures in Oradea CTR
Local flying inside the CTR is coordinated by Oradea Tower on 118.455MHZ. You have to contact them after release and give them an estimate about the maximum altitude and your intentions, e.g. when you plan to leave the control zone. Position reports may be requested from time to time while flying in CTR. When returning to the airfield from outside the CTR, Oradea Tower has to be called before entering the CTR with your position and altitude. During IFR approaches to the airport, a clearance to enter may not be guaranteed. At this time it’s useful to approach the CTR from the east side in order to go back to Ineu to land.
Flying outside the CTR
After leaving the CTR you will be handed over to Bucharest Information. At lower altitudes you might not be able to reach them, in this case, it’s good to switch back to Oradea Tower or at least stay on a frequency which is known by somebody on the ground, to be able to contact you. It’s handy to monitor the information frequency as they could call you also from time to time for position reports. There is generally not much air traffic to expect, nevertheless look out and respect the airspace structures and get clearances for the entry to other CTR’s or TMA’s.
The border to Hungary can be crossed sometimes due to a special agreement. The area which can be used has to be advised by the airfield administrator each morning and stated in the flight plan. As Romania is not a member of the Schengen agreement yet, be aware of not outlanding on non-Romanian property.
Crossing the borders to Ukraine, Serbia and Bulgaria is strictly prohibited.
You will find an airspace file in our download section.
We try to keep it up to date all the time.
The airspace will be just available as .txt and .cub to keep the update simple for us.
An ICAO VFR Map can be bought via Romatsa, the Romanian ATC.
There are also some Open Flightmaps for our flying area available, you will find them here. We will also try to keep some paper printed maps in stock at Ineu.
We also want to set up a dedicated map for gliding in the next years.
Help is welcome!