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So I already saw this question here for the US, but I live in the UK and quite close to the border with the Republic of Ireland (ROI). We have property over the border in the ROI and I was wondering if I could fly back and forth by using the fields to take off and land in a small plane like the SD-1?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to aviation.SE! If you're new to the site you might find the tour is helpful. I reworded your question a little to hopefully make it a bit clearer; if I got it wrong then feel free to roll back my changes or edit further yourself. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Dec 31 '18 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ Is the question about crossing borders (either generally or that specific one), landing off-airport on your own property, or the specific aircraft named (or experimental craft generally)? If more than one of those, it may be best to ask each piece as a separate question. $\endgroup$ – StephenS Jan 1 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ Well you'll need permission from the land owner to land and take off. Also, there's a planning rule in the UK that says you can use land for only 28 days each year for flying if you don't have specific consent for an airfield $\endgroup$ – Dave Gremlin Jan 1 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ Well my family owns a some land in ROI so even if the plane was only flying around there for the summer? $\endgroup$ – ddoherty958 Jan 1 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ Also @daveGremlin what do you mean “specific consent”? $\endgroup$ – ddoherty958 Jan 1 at 14:44
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Ireland allows ECAC-registered experimental amateur-built aircraft to operate in its airspace for up to 28 days at a time, as explained here, as long as your aircraft is legal to fly in the country in which it is registered. This link also contains information on what to do if you plan to stay longer than that.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I guess that answers it. Up to 28 days for a home built aircraft in the ROI. We are the landowners so no worries there. The summer looks eventful! $\endgroup$ – ddoherty958 Jan 3 at 22:59

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