Belgian skies now open to homebuilts
Thanks to a joint effort by the European Federation of Light, Experimental & Vintage Aircraft (EFLEVA), the Vereniging Vlaamse Motorvliegclubs (VVMV) and the Belgian Aviation Authorities, effective 1 July amateur-built and certain historic aircraft registered in European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) member states no longer require a Permit to overfly Belgian territory. The approval is valid for thirty days in any calendar year.
Hitherto Belgium has required specific permission to be obtained, which incurred a charge. ‘This announcement recognises the quality, safety and capability of national Permit aircraft within the general aviation community,’ says EFLEVA. ‘As well as allowing such aircraft to cross Belgian territory it will encourage visits specifically to Belgium. We are looking forward to see more foreign aircraft visiting our airfields. And to celebrate EFLEVA’S tenth birthday we will organize EFLEVA Days at Sanicole airfield in Hechtel-eksel on 30 June-2 July. This event is dedicated to light, experimental and vintage aircraft from all over Europe, and we invite everyone to visit this event and experience the true freedom of flight.’ For more information visit: efleva-days.eu