Overflying Cuba?

So, you’ve planned a flight that has you overflying Cuba? Don’t fret. It’s not a big deal. In fact, overflying Cuba couldn’t be simpler for private, scheduled, and non-scheduled operators.

All aircraft overflying Cuba, unless they are under 6,000 lbs., require a Cuba Overflight Permit. While it is possible for a pilot to obtain a Cuban Overflight Permit directly from AeroCivil Cuba, it is in fact illegal, due to US embargos, for a US citizen or US company to obtain the permit from the Cuban government.

What Can I expect from Cuban ATC?

You can expect English-speaking, friendly, polite, and helpful assistance and direction from Cuba ATC.

Are there any specific routes I need to fly?

There are a number of different airways that cross the MUHA FIR. Here are a few suggestions to get your started:

Okay. Let’s Get Started! What do you need from me?

Applying for a Cuba Overflight Permit is a straightforward process. All you need to provide is your schedule including times and point of origin and destination, aircraft type, registration, and the purpose of your flight. Once that is submitted to AeroCivil Cuba, you can expect your permit within 24 hours.

If you have any questions about Overflying Cuba, feel free to ask us. Alternatively, if you would like us to apply for your overflight permit, email air.support@worldairops.com with your trip information.

I want to visit and land in Cuba. How do I go about doing that?

Cuba is a beautiful country with something that’ll satisfy anyone’s tastes, from beautiful beaches to a vibrant nightlife. Click here to check out our article on operating to and landing in Cuba.