HungaroControl’s online application helps pilots prepare
HungaroControl Hungarian Air Navigation Service’s new, free-of-charge, webbased
service offers general aviation pilots faster and simpler preparation for
safe flights. The NetBriefing system helps pilots submit flight plans from
wherever they may be for flights to HungaroControl’s Flight Information Centre. The website collects the most
important, regularly updated air navigation and meteorological information.
"Easy Access Rules for Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)
(b) Pre-flight action
Before beginning a flight, the pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall become familiar with all available information appropriate to the intended operation.
Pre-flight action for flights away from the vicinity of an aerodrome, and for all IFR flights, shall include a careful study of available current weather reports and forecasts, taking into consideration fuel requirements and an alternative course of action if the flight cannot be completed as planned.
Through the use of this system, flight safety and traffic flow control in the
uncontrolled airspace can be improved, airspace infringements can be avoided
and in the event of an accident the work of search and rescue services will
As the submission of flight plans is not obligatory for VFR (visual flight rules) flights in
the uncontrolled airspace, currently only 60-70 percent of pilots make use of this
opportunity. However, submitting flight plans facilitate communication between pilots
and the staff of HungaroControl’s Flight Information Centre, and thus flight safety can
With the help of the NetBriefing system, pilots can prepare and submit their flight
plans to the air navigation service provider. The system records previously submitted
flight plans, which are retrievable and re-usable. Moreover, the regularly updated air
traffic and meteorological information collected on the ais.hungarocontrol.hu website
provides further help. This way the information flow between pilots and air traffic control
becomes smoother, which in turn improves traffic flow control in Hungary’s uncontrolled
airspace. Using this system facilitates the tracking down of aircraft in a state of
emergency as well.
The NetBriefing system was developed by the engineers of company
R-SYS on commission from HungaroControl in line with international trends
and with the requirements specified in the Local Single Sky Implementation
Programme (LSSIP) applicable in the member states of EUROCONTROL. The service
is run by the technical staff of HungaroControl’s flight information centre.
Date and Time
17.03.2023 PilotNet system
The development of the PilotNet system aimed to utilize mobile internet networks during flight while taking into account the needs of the VFR traffic flying within the Hungarian FIR. We wanted to create a system that, with a live internet connection, is capable of:
Transmitting the position of pilots using the system
Displaying the surrounding traffic for pilots using the system - including signals from our own system, OGN, FLARM, and ADS-B
Displaying real-time airspace information - provided by Hungarocontrol (not guaranteed), updated every 5 minutes
Providing real-time weather information
In addition to the above, the system can also provide the normal functions of an offline navigation system, such as route planning, NAVLOG creation, weight and balance calculations, in-flight navigation with the "Direct To" function, and so on. The use of the system is free, only installation of an application and registration are required.
Do not forget
Please, do not forget to close your Flight Plan!
Phone: FIC WEST 125.500 MHZ FIC EAST 133.000 MHZ FIC NORTH 119.350 MHZ FIC NORTH - EAST 134.850 MHZ
"SERA.4020 Closing a flight plan
Arrival reports made by aircraft shall contain the following elements of information:
(1) aircraft identification;
(2) departure aerodrome or operating site;
(3) destination aerodrome or operating site (only in the case of a diversionary landing);
(4) arrival aerodrome or operating site;
(5) time of arrival.
Whenever an arrival report is required, failure to comply with the provisions of SERA.4020 may cause serious disruption in the air traffic services and incur great expenses in carrying out unnecessary search and rescue operations."