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Hi all,

Question re taking kit abroad and bringing it back. So I'm planning on going to Turkey babadag and planning on taking my wing with me. My question is, can I put the wing in my suitcase and take it with me and bring it back without any issues? When coming back to the UK will I have issues with customs? If they question me about my glider? It's an old glider so if I was questioned I couldn't prove taking it with me.... Or do I do a video before and after. Or am I being paranoid?

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  • 3 months later...

Hello,
I tried that and it is almost impossible. 

 

Airlines don't take it, because it is classed as  hazardous and petrol smell doesnt help. 
 

If you try to send it via courier / logistics firm, I recommend you to get Ata karnet, you can find more information in below link; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-an-ata-carnet

It will need a customs entry in Turkey, and because it is used, personal and such, they can cause you a problem. 
 

I am planning to drive to Turkey in July / August and take it with me, this is the only easy way for customs purposes. 

Hope it helps

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Can Manay said:

Hello,
I tried that and it is almost impossible. 

 

Airlines don't take it, because it is classed as  hazardous and petrol smell doesnt help. 
 

If you try to send it via courier / logistics firm, I recommend you to get Ata karnet, you can find more information in below link; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-an-ata-carnet

It will need a customs entry in Turkey, and because it is used, personal and such, they can cause you a problem. 
 

I am planning to drive to Turkey in July / August and take it with me, this is the only easy way for customs purposes. 

Hope it helps

 

 

Hi Can,

I was actually able to take my wing with me without issues. Just put it in my suitcase and off I went. 

I know what you mean with regards to taking a paramotor out. Everyone says it's a nightmare because of the fuel... I'm planning on doing the same as well "going Turkey" with my engine. Do they not cause any issues when arriving in Turkey or transiting through other countries?

PS Are you going the event Bore Chasers? Would be good to chat face to face. 

Selamlar

Hasan

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Hey,

 

I was in there, managed to fly Sunday morning, bumpy but very good. 

Paramotor must be entered and customs cleared as temp entry. So you need to be at present, otherwise, it will sit in customs and build extra fees. If you driving or can take it in to the plane I think you will have no problem. 

You need to have all the proof of purchases, training and anything related to make them believe you have no other purpose other than flying yourself. 

Sorry for the late reply, I don't come here very often. 
I will DM my details.

 

All the Best 

 

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