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By golfcharlie
I am unsure whether (m)any UK ultralights venture into France, but if they do, heads up and be aware that new regulations came into force on September 2 forbidding use of ultralights (French: ULM) at airfields at which IFR arrivals and departures take place. There is an exemption for suitably qualified pilots. This has to be documented by a French instructor. How this will work for foreign visitors, I know not.
Further information on the French FFPLUM website.
I haven't read enough details to see any pilot qualification requirements, but it was nice to see that a 2-seat microlight (with BRS) can now have a MTOW of 525kg and a max power of 109hp. Everyone flew them at that weight anyway, but it's now going to be legal.
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By patowalker
Thanks for the heads up, but that restriction is not new and we get around it by having a radio operator licence.

L’utilisation par les ULM de classe 2, 3 et 4 et 6 des aérodromes pour lesquels des procédures de départ ou d’approche aux instruments sont publiées, est subordonnée à la justification par le pilote de son aptitude à s’intégrer dans la circulation d’aérodrome de ces aérodromes: – soit par une attestation délivrée par un instructeur de pilote d’ULM selon un programme de formation intégrant cette aptitude particulière; – soit par la détention d’une qualification de radiotéléphonie ...