Rules to take into account when flying in Portugal

Also know as Letter of Agreement, below you can find some specific information to take into account when performing as OAT.

You shall also read the documentation available on IVAO main website, regarding the Special Operations

SPEED RESTRICTIONS

  • Do not exceed 250 KIAS below FL100 unless permitted by ATC, or unless the airspace classification permits otherwise. Military aircraft may also exceed the restriction.

 

For the major airports in Portugal (LPPT, LPPR and LPFR) there are other speed restrictions to comply with upon arrival:
  • MAX 280 KT between FL245 & FL100;
  • MAX 210 KT when initiating the intermediate approach;
  • MAX between 200 KT & 180 KT on base leg or when Receiving final vector to intercept the localizer;
  • MAX 160 KT when intercepting the glide path at FAP and maintaining until 4 NM from Threshold. If unable to comply with this adjustment advise ATC
    Supersonic under IFR only over FL420.

MILITARY RESTRICTED AREAS

Whenever there is a military training or event, our ATC department will issue a NOTAM to reserve the airspace for the exercise, so that the GAT doesn’t fly into any Restricted Airspace. On the other hand, the OAT must adhere to the lateral and vertical limits of the reserved airspace.

Air Bases:
LPMR LPAR LPMT LPBJ LPST LPLA

Transit Aerodrome:
LPPT

Manouvering Aerodrome:
LPOV LPPS

Military Controllers

Only validated Controllers by the PT Special Operations Department are allowed to open any Military-Only frequency as follows:

Lisboa Military / Information – LPAM CTR

Monte Real Approach, Tower and Ground – LPMR APP/TWR/GND

Sintra Approach, Tower and Ground – LPST APP/TWR/GND

Ovar Approach and Tower – LPOV APP/TWR

Montijo Tower – LPMT TWR

Alverca Tower and Ground – LPAR TWR/GND

 

Validated Military Controllers

DIR – Raul Ferraz

ADIR – Miguel Teixeira

Álvaro Quintas

André Vieira

Micael de Abreu

Miguel Figueiredo

Nelson Neves