Bel­gian skies now open to home­builts

Pilot - - NOTES -

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

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