Recommendations for seaplane operator
1. Flight can be operated in accordance with VFR- rules between sunrise and sunset (there are some local differences from SERA, look from EST AIP).
Flight must also be in accordance with rules presented in COLREG 1972 convention.
2. For flights with seaplanes the prior authorization shall be received from Estonian CAA and flight plan shall be
submitted in accordance with „Procedures for the submission of a flight plan“ which can be found from
Estonian Aeronautical Information Publication from ENR part. Also one should follow the suggestions
from VFR-Information Guide, aerodrome Roomassaare.
3. Since the flight before landing/ after departure is entering into the Kuressaare FIZ, two-way
radio communication on the Kuressaare AFIS frequency shall be established
(REF: AIP EEKE AD-> Procedures for VFR flights within Kuressaare FIZ).
a) Kuressaare AFIS frequency: 118,050 MHZ;
b) Kuressaare AFIS call sign: Kuressaare Information;
c) Kuressaare airspace classification (FIZ): G, RMZ, FPL is mandatory.
Landing and departure of the seaplanes can be performed in safe distance from fairway of the Roomassaare
harbour, at least 50 meters and farther from the aquatic-area of the harbour. During the landing and
departure, it is recommended to keep eastward of the fairways in Roomassaare area marked on
(nautical) navigational charts.
A) Before landing:
a1) The operator of the seaplane shall be convinced, that there are no obstacles on the landing area;
a2) Information of Your decision do commence landing or not, shall be transmitted to the Kuressaare AFIS.
B) After landing: actual time of landing shall be transmitted to the Kuressaare AFIS.
C) Before taxiing to the harbour two-way radio communication must be established on Roomassaare
harbour service frequency, whichever will be given by Kuressaare AFIS. Taxiing and mooring shall be
performed in accordance with Navigation Acts.
Quays for seaplanes are nr.9 and 10 in Roomassaare marina harbour. The exact place of docking will be shown by harbour service or given via radiofrequency.
D) Before departure:
d1) Information about estimated time of departure shall be transmitted to the Kuressaare AFIS on
frequency 118,050 MHZ;
d2) The operator of seaplane must be convinced, that there are no obstacles on the take-off area;
d3) Departure acceptance shall be obtained from Kuressaare AFIS.
4. All the harbour fees shall be paid to Saarte Liinid Ltd. Terminal navigation fee shall be paid
to Kuressaare Airport.
NB! Outside of Kuressaare ATS/MET operating hours all maneuvers in the vicinity of EEKE AD shall be
reported on Kuressaare AFIS frequency 118,050 MHz. All acts made with seaplane shall be reported to
the master of the Roomassaare harbour (See contacts from VFR-Information Guide, under Roomassaare).
With E and SE winds heavy seaways come up in the harbour water area.
Have a save flight!