Belgium

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Latest revision August 24, 2017

 

Basic VFR flight information:

Entry:  Belgium is part of the Schengen area. Flights within Schengen can land at any airport without the need to clear customs/immigration controls.  
FPL: A flight plan is not compulsory even for international flights within Schengen. However, the destination and overflown countries may have different rules, so it is recommended to file an FPL for any cross-border flight.

An FPL is compulsory for any flight which is partly or entirely carried out in a controlled airspace. An FPL is also compulsory for night VFR flights. An FPL must be filed at least 30 minutes prior to the flight.

More information can be found via the following link on belgocontrol.be.
Microlight entry The Belgian authorities require prior permission for entry of foreign-registered microlights. This permission is usually valid for 30 days. The application procedure may also take up to 30 days.

As part of the application process, the following documents are required: Insurance Certificate, Certificate of Registration and Pilot Licence.

The application form can be found here.

More information concerning foreign microlight permission can requested from one of the following e-mail addresses: ,  ,  

 

Useful links: 

Airports https://skyvector.com/airports/Belgium - Essential information about GA airports in Belgium
ATC https://www.belgocontrol.be/  - very well organised website of Belgocontrol – ATC Belgium. You need to register to gain free access to various pilot-briefing services.
AIP  https://www.belgocontrol.be/html/belgocontrol_static/eaip/eAIP_Product/index.html - AIP Belgium is available for download here. 


–active Belgium NOTAMs are available for download here.

https://www.belgocontrol.be/opersite/eaip/eAIP_Main/html/eAIP/EB-ENR-1.2-en-GB.html - Belgium VFR flight rules

https://www.belgocontrol.be/html/belgocontrol_static/eaip/eAIP_Main/html/eAIP/EB-ENR-6-en-GB.html - various Belgium airspace aviation charts.
Meteo http://www.meteo-info.be/en/weather/weather-for-professionals/aviation-weather/belgium.html - professional weather information for pilots  
Special use airspace activation Special use airspaces are activated by NOTAMs in Belgium – please see link to actual NOTAMs in the AIP section.
Other interesting links  - www.belgianaeroclub.be - Belgian Aeroclub website

 - www.belgianaeroclub.be/our-federations/ultra-light - microlight section of the Belgian Aeroclub website

 - www.fed-ulm.be – Belgium Microlight Federation (in French and Dutch only)

 

Interesting publications:

 Do you know of any? . Thank you!  

 

Belgium flying experience: 

A great part of Belgian airspace is used for military purposes during weekdays. On holidays the airspace below 4500 feet is open as uncontrolled airspace for civil aviation.  

 

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