ENR 5.5 AERIAL SPORTING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

1 MLA ACTIVITIES

MLA ACTIVITIES
Designation and lateral limitsVertical limitsOperator/User
Tel Nr
Remarks and time of ACT
1234
  1. Paragliders may be launched up to the height in column 2 before releasing the winch cable. The winch cable forms an almost invisible obstacle APRX 1 NM around the geographical position.
Beverwijk
52°28'51"N 004°41'47"E*
1000 ft AMSLMoonair
Sint Aagtendijk 10
1947 PH Beverwijk
Tel: +31 (0)6 2276 1416
Tel: +31 (0)6 4454 4647
Also (powered) paragliding 1).
Daily UDP.
LELYSTAD/Lelystad
52°27'37"N 005°31'38"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Middenmeer
52°48'57"N 005°01'22"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
OOSTWOLD/Oostwold
53º12'31"N 007º01'58"E
INFO not AVBLSee EHOW AD 2.2See EHOW AD 2.3
Stadskanaal
52°59'55"N 007°01'22"E
INFO not AVBLSee EHST AD 2.2See EHST AD 2.3
Venlo
51°23'35"N 006°03'46"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
WEERT/Budel
51°15'16"N 005°36'03"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL

2 GLIDER ACTIVITIES

GLIDER ACTIVITIES
Designation and lateral limitsVertical limitsOperator/User
Tel Nr
Remarks and time of ACT
1234
  • Glider pilots who are not familiar with the local soaring and/or landing procedures shall contact the residential gliding club.
  • Gliders may be launched up to the height in column 2 before releasing the winch cable. The winch cable forms an almost invisible obstacle APRX 1 NM around the geographical position.
AMELAND/Ameland
53°27'06"N 005°40'38"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
ARNHEM/Deelen
52°03'35"N 005°52'19"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Axel
51°15'20"N 003°53'29"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
BERGEN OP ZOOM/Woensdrecht
51°26'56"N 004°20'32"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Biddinghuizen
52°25'45"N 005°40'27"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
BREDA/Gilze-Rijen
51°34'03"N 004°55'55"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
BREDA/Seppe
51°33'17"N 004°33'09"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Castricum
52°32'12"N 004°37'36"E
1500 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
  • Glider area Castricum 2
    52°34'03.30"N 004°36'30.80"E;
    52°35'10.96"N 004°35'07.08"E;
    52°43'52.31"N 004°37'07.50"E;
    52°45'05.90"N 004°48'39.19"E;
    52°34'03.57"N 004°42'44.44"E;
    to point of origin.
2500 ft AMSL
1500 ft AMSL
INFO not AVBLWhen active, glider area Castricum 2 is airspace class G.
All aircraft not participating in the glider activities are strongly recommended to stay clear of the glider area.
DEVENTER/Teuge
52°14'41"N 006°02'48"E
1700 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
De Voorst
52°41'05"N 005°54'38"E
1700 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
ENSCHEDE/Twente
52°16'33"N 006°53'21"E
2200 ft AMSLSee EHTW AD 2.3See EHTW AD 2.3
Haamstede
51°42'32"N 003°42'44"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
HILVERSUM/Hilversum
52°11'31"N 005°08'49"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
HOOGEVEEN/Hoogeveen
52°43'51"N 006°30'58"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Langeveld
52°17'52"N 004°30'49"E
1500 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
LEEUWARDEN/Leeuwarden
53°13'31"N 005°45'09"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Lemelerveld
52°28'04"N 006°19'58"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Malden
51°47'09"N 005°52'48"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
MIDDELBURG/Midden Zeeland
51°30'44"N 003°43'52"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Nistelrode
51°41'00"N 005°32'58"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Noordkop
52°53'43"N 005°00'18"E
1800 ft AALZweefvliegcentrum Noordkop
Hippolytushoeverweg 15a
1774 MK Slootdorp
Tel: +31 (0)6 2253 7070
01 MAR - 31 OCT: daily UDP.
OOSTWOLD/Oostwold
53º12'31"N 007º01'58"E
INFO not AVBLSee EHOW AD 2.2.See EHOW AD 2.3.
Schinveld
50°58'55"N 006°00'09"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Soesterberg
52°08'02"N 005°15'51"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Terlet
52°03'26"N 005°55'28"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
TEXEL/Texel
53°06'55"N 004°50'01"E
INFO not AVBLINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
UDEN/Volkel
51°39'26"N 005°42'28"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Valkenburg
52°09'58"N 004°25'05"E
2000 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
  • Glider area Hoek van Holland
    52°06'17"N 004°13'45"E;
    52°03'27"N 004°17'45"E;
    along anti-clockwise arc (radius 8 NM, centre 51°57'25"N 004°26'14"E) to
    51°58'40"N 004°13'27"E;
    51°59'20"N 004°06'40"E;
    52°00'49"N 004°06'03"E;
    to point of origin.
2500 ft AMSL
1500 ft AMSL
INFO not AVBLWhen active, glider area Hoek van Holland is airspace class G.
All aircraft not participating in the glider activities are strongly recommended to stay clear of the glider area.
  • Glider area Valkenburg
    52°12'23"N 004°21'38"E;
    52°07'22"N 004°28'47"E;
    52°05'23"N 004°25'17"E;
    along anti-clockwise arc (radius 8 NM, centre 51°57'25"N 004°26'14"E) to
    52°03'27"N 004°17'45"E;
    52°06'17"N 004°13'45"E;
    to point of origin.
2500 ft AMSL
1500 ft AMSL
INFO not AVBLWhen active, glider area Valkenburg is airspace class G.
All aircraft not participating in the glider activities are strongly recommended to stay clear of the glider area.
Veendam
53°05'04"N 006°49'25"E
1500 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL
Venlo
51°21'47"N 006°12'58"E
2000 ft AALVenlo Eindhoven ZweefvliegClub
Bloemartsweg 1
Groote Heide
Venlo
Tel: +31 (0)77 351 4050
Tel: +31 (0)6 1092 4733
Daily UDP
Venlo Grond: 122.480
VENRAY/De Peel
51°31'02"N 005°51'20"E
2300 ft AALINFO not AVBLINFO not AVBL

3 HANG- OR PARAGLIDER ACTIVITIES

HANG- OR PARAGLIDER ACTIVITIES
Designation and lateral limitsVertical limitsOperator/User
Tel Nr
Remarks and time of ACT
1234
Hang- or paragliders may be launched up to the height in column 2 before releasing the winch cable. The winch cable forms an almost invisible obstacle APRX 1 NM around the geographical position.
Aalten
51°57'50"N 006°34'57"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Nijhofweg 3
7122 PZ Aalten
Tel: +31 (0)6 5334 0488
Daily UDP.
Aalten
51°57'12"N 006°46'43"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Hoeninkdijk 4
7122 LL Aalten
Tel: +31 (0)6 5334 0488
Daily UDP.
Aarlanderveen
52°08'28"N 004°44'28"E*
1200 ft AMSLSkyGliders
Aarlanderveenseweg 2
2445 AR Aarlanderveen
Tel: +31 (0)6 2453 2026
Daily UDP.
Ambt Delden
52°14'22"N 006°42'32"E*
1500 ft AMSLPlus 4
Platenkampsweg 7
7495 RA Ambt Delden
Tel: +31 (0)6 5128 6182
Daily UDP.
Ameide
51°56'29"N 004°57'03"E*
1500 ft AMSLMaurik Paragliding
Aaksterveldsesteeg
Ameide
Tel: +31 (0)85 049 5569
Daily UDP.
America
51°26'30"N 005°57'48"E*
700 ft AMSLFalcon Air
Wouterstraat 21
5986 PP America
Tel: +31 (0)6 5348 0059
Daily UDP.
Barchem
52°06'34"N 006°27'07"E*
1500 ft AMSLAchterhoekse Vliegers XCC
Lenderiet 7
7244 NX Barchem
Tel: +31 (0)6 1104 8413
Daily UDP.
Borculo
52°07'39"N 006°29'36"E*
1500 ft AMSLPro Air Paragliding
Beekvliet 2
7271 PB Borculo
Tel: +31 (0)6 5064 5089
Daily UDP.
Bronkhorst
51°59'49"N 006°25'49"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Zanddijk 2
7025 CH Halle
Tel: +31 (0)6 1385 7632
Daily UDP.
Bronkhorst
51°58'56"N 006°25'58"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Molenweg 4
7025 EB Halle
Tel: +31 (0)6 1385 7632
Daily UDP.
Bruinehaar
52°28'00"N 006°42'00"E
1500 ft AMSLTwentse Paragliding en Delta Club Skyline
’s Gravenlandweg 35
7675 TB Bruinehaar
Tel: +31 (0)6 2377 8926
Daily UDP.
Ell
51°11'59"N 005°45'55"E*
1500 ft AMSLParaglidingclub GGLV
Laagstraat 10A
6011 SJ Ell
Tel: +31 (0)6 2209 5860
01 MAR - 31 OCT:
FRI: 1600 (1500) - end UDP;
SAT, SUN: 1000-1700 (0900-1600) during UDP.
Feanwalden
53°15'41"N 005°57'20"E*
1500 ft AMSLAA Paragliding Holland
Buitenfjild 40
9296 TV Feanwalden
Tel: +31 (0)6 2237 8430
Daily UDP.
Geesteren
52°09'27"N 006°29'02"E*
1500 ft AMSLPro Air Paragliding
Op 't eiland 5
7274 GJ Geesteren
Tel: +31 (0)6 5064 5089
Daily UDP.
Geesteren
52°07'10"N 006°33'32"E*
1500 ft AMSLPro Air Paragliding
Overbielseweg 1
7274 DR Geesteren
Tel: +31 (0)6 5064 5089
Daily UDP.
Gendt
51°53'42"N 005°56'27"E*
1500 ft AMSLZeilvliegvereniging PLUS 5
Broeksestraat
6691 EX Gendt
Tel: +31 (0)6 5108 5116
Daily UDP.
Giethoorn
52°45'11"N 006°04'17"E*
1500 ft AMSLAA Paragliding Holland
Kanaaldijk 7
8355 VH Giethoorn
Tel: +31 (0)6 2237 8430
Daily UDP.
Griendtsveen
51°26'30"N 005°55'30"E*
700 ft AMSLFalcon Air
Grauwveenweg
5766 PT Griendtsveen
Tel: +31 (0)6 5348 0059
Daily UDP.
Hoek
51°19'37"N 003°45'50"E*
3000 ft AMSLVliegende Hollander
Lovenweg 1
4542 NZ Hoek
Tel: +31 (0)6 2180 5849
Daily UDP.
Hooghalen
52°55'32"N 006°31'06"E*
1500 ft AMSLParapente Noord-Nederland
De Streek 4
9414 VL Hooghalen
Tel: +31 (0)6 1318 2565
Daily UDP.
Kronenberg
51°25'26"N 005°59'17"E*
1500 ft AMSLParaglidingclub GGLV
Americaanseweg 64
5976 NE Kronenberg
Tel: +31 (0)85 049 5569
01 MAR - 20 OCT:
FRI, SAT, SUN: 1000-1700 (0900-1600) within UDP.
Manderveen
52°27'26"N 006°48'40"E*
1500 ft AGLCloud to Cloud Paragliding
Holterplasweg
Manderveen
Tel: +31 (0)6 1310 4848
Daily UDP.
Meerkerk
51°55'22"N 004°58'27"E
1500 ft AMSLAction Pilots Paragliding
Address INFO not AVBL
Tel: +31 (0)6 4970 8528
01 MAR - 30 NOV:
FRI, SAT, SUN: during UDP.
Moergestel
51°31'17"N 005°09'34"E*
1200 ft AMSLZuid Nederlandse Zeilvliegvereniging, De Buizerd
Heuvelstraat 30
5066 PC Moergestel
Tel: +31 (0)6 5129 1625
FRI 1600 - MON 0600 (FRI 1500 - MON 0500) and HOL during UDP.
Moergestel
51°31'11"N 005°09'24"E*
1500 ft AMSLAA Paragliding Holland
Molenakkerstraat 2
5066 PT Moergestel
Tel: +31 (0)6 5380 3713
Tel: +31 (0)6 2713 6933
FRI 1600 - MON 0600 (FRI 1500 - MON 0500) and HOL during UDP.
Nieuwkoop
52°08'25"N 004°45'29"E*
1200 ft AMSLSkyGliders
Aarlanderveenseweg 1
2421 LH Nieuwkoop
Tel: +31 (0)6 2453 2026
Daily UDP.
Nieuwvliet
51°22'03"N 003°27'20"E*
2500 ft AMSLVliegterrein Nieuwvliet
St. Jansdijk 1
4504 PB Nieuwvliet
Tel: +31 (0)6 5132 6550
FRI 1600 - MON 0600 (FRI 1500 - MON 0500) during UDP.
Nistelrode
51°41'00"N 005°32'55"E*
1700 ft AMSLPara Sailing Team Nistelrode
Vorstenbosweg 10
5388 TJ Nistelrode
Tel: +31 (0)6 2299 2996
Daily UDP.
Noordeloos
51°54'54"N 004°56'38"E*
1500 ft AMSLMaurik Paragliding
Tiendweg 5b
4225 PN Noordeloos
Tel: +31 (0)85 049 5569
Daily UDP.
Numansdorp
51°45'11"N 004°27'20"E*
1500 ft AMSLVereniging Paragliding Club Sky Rebels
Lange Biesakkersweg 1-3
3281 NA Numansdorp
Tel: +31 (0)6 5475 7845
Tel: +31 (0)6 5314 0864
Daily UDP.
Rinsemageest
53°18'15"N 005°56'26"E*
1500 ft AMSLAA Paragliding Holland
Wiereweg 30
9105 AW Rinsemageest
Tel: +31 (0)6 2237 8430
Daily UDP.
Sas van Gent
51°17'02"N 003°47'10"E*
3500 ft AMSLParagliding Team Zeeland
Vissen 1
4501 HW Oostburg
Tel: +31 (0)6 5158 7606
Daily UDP.
Schalkwijk (Houten)
51°58'55"N 005°11'06"E*
1500 ft AMSLAA Paragliding Holland
Achterdijk 9
3998 NE Schalkwijk (Houten)
Tel: +31 (0)6 5380 3713
Tel: +31 (0)6 2713 6933
Daily UDP.
Stegeren
52°33'33"N 006°29'36"E*
1500 ft AMSLEurofly Paragliding
Ondersloot Noord 1
7737 PX Stegeren
Tel: +31 (0)6 5466 3893
Vechtdal Paragliding
Tel: +31 (0)6 1613 7237
FRI, SAT, SUN: during UDP.
Sterksel
51°20'44"N 005°38'13"E*
1500 ft AMSLAction Air Sports
Pandijk 14
6029 PA Sterksel
Tel: +31 (0)6 5159 4016
Daily UDP.
Vlijmen
51°40'33'N 005°12'39"E*
1500 ft AMSLZuidnederlandse Zeilvliegvereniging De Buizerd
Vendreef 4
5251 KL Vlijmen
Tel: +31 (0)6 5129 1625
FRI 1600 - MON 0600 (FRI 1500 - MON 0500) and HOL during UDP.
Wânswert
53°18'53"N 005°50'39"E*
1200 ft AMSLVliegterrein Wânswert
Patroanswei 3
9178 GV Wânswert
Tel: +31 (0)6 2237 8430
Tel: +31 (0)6 1507 6253
Daily UDP.
Winterswijk
51°58'37"N 006°46'58"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Ratumseweg 26
7106 CH Winterswijk
Tel: +31 (0)6 5334 0488
Daily UDP.
Winterswijk
51°57'06"N 006°46'36"E*
1500 ft AMSLSkyclub Holland
Vosseveldseweg 8
7107 AD Winterswijk
Tel: +31 (0)6 5334 0488
Daily UDP.
Zeddam
51°54'53"N 006°16'30"E*
1500 ft AMSLMaurik Paragliding
Vinkeboeksestraat 12
7038 EK Zeddam
Tel: +31 (0)85 049 5569
Daily UDP.
Zelhem
52°01'09"N 006°19'06"E*
1500 ft AMSLMaurik Paragliding
Velswijkweg 5a
7021 LM Zelhem
Tel: +31 (0)85 049 5569
Daily UDP.
Zweeloo
52°48'44"N 006°45'10"E*
1500 ft AMSLRandonaero Adventures
Broekstukkenweg 4
7841 TE Zweeloo
Tel: +31 (0)6 4128 0091
Daily UDP.

4 PARACHUTE JUMPING EXERCISE AREAS

PARACHUTE JUMPING EXERCISE AREAS
Designation and lateral limitsVertical limitsOperator/User
Tel Nr
Remarks and time of ACT
1234
Listed aerodromes and sites are for regular parachute jumping (including free fall parachuting). Listing a site or aerodrome does not imply any right to use that site or aerodrome.
Ameland
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 53°27'06"N 005°40'38"E.
FL 150INFO not AVBL01 APR - 31 OCT: during AD OPR HR.
Echten
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°43'56"N 006°25'57"E.
FL 150INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Eelde
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 53°07'30"N 006°35'00"E.
FL 130INFO not AVBLSAT, SUN, HOL: start UDP - 1900 (1800).
During summertime period FRI: (1500-1800).
Hoogeveen
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°43'51"N 006°30'58"E.
FL 150INFO not AVBLDuring AD OPR HR.
Leusderheide
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°06'14"N 005°20'34"E.
FL 130INFO not AVBLDaily 0800-1600 (0700-1500).
Oostwold
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 53°12'36"N 007°02'04"E.
FL 150See EHOW AD 2.2.During AD OPR HR.
Regte Heide
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°30'45"N 005°01'40"E.
See ENR 5.1 paragraph 2.2.See GEN 3.3 paragraph 6.See ENR 5.1 paragraph 2.2.
Rhoon
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°51'08"N 004°26'10"E.
FL 120INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Spier
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°48'01"N 006°28'19"E.
FL 150INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Teuge
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°14'41"N 006°02'48"E.
FL 130INFO not AVBLMON-FRI: 0700-1900 (0600-1800).
SAT, SUN, HOL: 0800-1900 (0700-1800).
Texel
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 53°06'55"N 004°50'01"E.
FL 150INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Winde
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 53°07'38"N 006°31'51"E.
FL 130INFO not AVBLSAT, SUN, HOL: start UDP - 1900 (1800).

5 PARACHUTE JUMPING EXERCISE AREAS IN CLUSTERS

PARACHUTE JUMPING EXERCISE AREAS
Designation and lateral limitsVertical limitsOperator/User
Tel Nr
Remarks and time of ACT
1234
In each cluster only one parachute jumping area (location) can be used at the same time.
Listed aerodromes and sites are for regular parachute jumping (including free fall parachuting). Listing a site or aerodrome does not imply any right to use that site or aerodrome.
CLUSTER NOORD-BRABANT
Bosschenhoofd
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°33'31"N 004°31'40"E.
FL 100INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Oudenbosch
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°34'N 004°32'E.
FL 100INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Rijsbergen
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°31'N 004°41'E.
FL 100INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Schijf
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°29'N 004°35'E.
FL 100INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Seppe Airport
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°33'15"N 004°32'57"E.
FL 100INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
CLUSTER UTRECHT
Baarn
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°12'30"N 005°19'00"E.
FL 060INFO not AVBLMON-SAT: 0700 (0600) - end UDP.
SUN and HOL: 1000-1700 (0900-1600).
Hilversum
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°11'31"N 005°08'49"E.
FL 060INFO not AVBLMON-SAT: 0700 (0600) - end UDP.
SUN and HOL: 1000-1700 (0900-1600).
Westbroek
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 52°08'08”N 005°07'51”E.
FL 060INFO not AVBLMON-FRI: 0700-1900 (0600-1800).
SAT: 0700 (0600) - end UDP.
SUN and HOL: 1100-1700 (1000-1600).
Wijk bij Duurstede
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°59'15"N 005°18'07"E.
FL 060INFO not AVBLSAT: 0700 (0600) - end UDP.
SUN and HOL: 1000 (0900) - end UDP, but never after 1700 (1600).
  • Climb-out area cluster Utrecht
    52°09'00.00"N 005°04'25.00"E;
    52°10'08.00"N 005°07'52.00"E;
    52°11'58.56"N 005°15'51.77"E;
    52°10'31.09"N 005°18'35.63"E;
    52°09'03.00"N 005°18'35.40"E;
    52°05'53.22"N 005°16'06.45"E;
    52°00'52.00"N 005°24'59.00"E;
    51°57'40.00"N 005°20'20.00"E;
    52°02'51.00"N 005°13'44.00"E;
    to point of origin.
FL 060
GND
INFO not AVBLDuring activation of jumping areas Baarn, Hilversum, Westbroek, and Wijk bij Duurstede.
CLUSTER ZEELAND
Oud Sabbinge
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°31'24"N 003°47'03"E.
FL 120INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
's Heer Arendskerke
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°29'56"N 003°47'07"E.
FL 120INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.
Zuid van Midden-Zeeland
Circle, radius 2 NM, centre 51°30'26"N 003°44'37"E.
FL 120INFO not AVBLDaily UDP.

6 MANNED FREE BALLOON FLIGHTS

6.1 Aerodromes

For the following civil aerodromes balloon ascents are allowed under certain conditions:

  • AMELAND/Ameland
  • BREDA/Seppe
  • DEVENTER/Teuge
  • HILVERSUM/Hilversum
  • HOOGEVEEN/Hoogeveen
  • LELYSTAD/Lelystad
  • MAASTRICHT/Maastricht Aachen
  • MIDDELBURG/Midden-Zeeland
  • OOSTWOLD/Oostwold
  • TEXEL/Texel
  • WEERT/Budel

The conditions have been laid down in the decree of designation of the aerodromes in question. For ascents from these aerodromes permission from the airport manager is needed. For ascents from Hilversum aerodrome the balloonist will also need exemption from clause 34 of the Dutch Aviation Law from.

A request form is available on http://www.ilent.nl. The form can be submitted via email, or by post, to the following address:

Post:

Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate/Aviation
Aviation Approvals
P.O. Box 575
2130 AN Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

Email: aviation-approvals@ilent.nl

For ascents from any aerodrome not mentioned in the list above, an early application for permission shall be made to the aerodrome authority, since this authority will in turn timely need to request exemption from clause 33 of the Dutch Aviation Act. Moreover the balloonist will have to request exemption from clause 34 himself (see above).

For ascents from a military aerodrome permission from the aerodrome commander shall be obtained at least three weeks in advance.

6.2 Areas other than aerodromes

No exemption is required for balloon ascents from areas other than aerodromes, providing that the ascents are carried out in accordance with the rules concerning the use of areas other than aerodromes (Regulation of 14 oktober 1988 [changed on December 29th, 1997]). All balloonists are expected to know these rules.

If a balloon ascent can not be carried out in accordance with the rules named above, exemption from clause 14 of the Dutch Aviation Act shall be requested. Requests for exemptions must have been received at least 14 days in advance. A request form is available on http://www.ilent.nl. The form can be submitted via email, or by post, to the following address:

Post:

Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate/Aviation
P.O. Box 575
2130 AN Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

Email: aviation-approvals@ilent.nl

6.3 Crossing circuit areas

Avoid the circuit areas of uncontrolled aerodromes during the balloon flight. If crossing the circuit area can not be avoided the balloonist should co-ordinate this with the airport manager by telephone.

For safety reasons you are strongly advised to keep two-sided radio contact with the airport manager when flying close to or crossing the circuit area of an uncontrolled aerodrome.

6.4 Permission from air traffic services for flights within local control zones (CTRs)
6.4.1 Initial permission

If an ascent or planned landing will take place within a CTR, initial permission needs to be requested by telephone at least 4 hours in advance from the appropriate air traffic service.

The following conditions apply:

With whom?Required information
Civil and military CTRsHead of the local air traffic service or his deputyBalloon registration marks, place of departure, expected (date) time of ascent and maximum level of the flight.
taking into account the nature of balloon flights and the amount of traffic in the Schiphol CTR, permission for ballooning within the Schiphol CTR will most likely not be given.

The initial permission may come with further conditions and/or restrictions with respect to (amongst others):

  • Flight altitude;
  • Two-way radio communication;
  • The presence of a transponder and/or radar reflectors;
  • Possible other or supplementary agreements concerning the filing of the flight plan;
  • Contact with the relevant air traffic service before the final permission (see paragraph 6.4.2)
6.4.2 Final permission

To receive the final permission the captain should phone the following authorities within 15 minutes before the ascent:

With whom?Required information
Civil and military CTRsHead of the local air traffic service or his deputyPlace of ascent, height, wind direction and force, possible influence on departure and arrival routes, and expected traffic intensity.
Military CTRs outside OPR HRCentre supervisor MILATCC Schiphol or his deputyPlace of ascent, height, wind direction and force, possible influence on departure and arrival routes, and expected traffic intensity.
it is recommended to request initial permission before beginning other pre-flight preparations.

The final permission may come with further conditions with respect to (amongst others):

  • Clearance limit;
  • Telephonic request of lift off clearance and/or report immediately following lift off;
  • Procedure to follow if no radio contact has been established before reaching a height of 500 ft AGL;
  • Reporting end of flight.
6.5 Flight plans and accessibility

The flight plan needs to be filed in accordance with the rules laid down in the AIP ENR 1.10 (Ref. Regeling Vliegplannen of September 15th, 1998, nr. DGRLD/JBZ/L98.210524). VFR flight plans for a balloon flight from a designated aerodrome have to be filed at the ARO concerned; for flights from a non-designated aerodrome this should be done at the Amsterdam FSC or the flight data NOTAM office (Mil FDNO EHMC) at MILATCC Schiphol. Filing a flight plan is obligatory (Ref. article 31 LVR, first paragraph) for controlled flights and:

  • each controlled VFR flight within airspace class A, B or C;
  • each flight in areas or along routes for which the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has stated a flight plan is required;
  • each international VFR flight.

Filing a flight plan for flights within local ATS airspace (class C) is obligatory, unless the relevant air traffic service has agreed otherwise by telephone (see paragraph 6.4.1).

It is always possible to file a flight plan for a VFR flight if the captain finds it advisable with regard to facilitating search and rescue missions in case of an accident (Ref. article 31 LVR, third paragraph).

An important issue with the flight plan is closing it by means of an arrival report. It is of the utmost importance to make sure the arrival report can be submitted to the relevant authority within 30 minutes after the end of the flight. An overdue arrival report may result in unnecessary search and rescue missions and is as such an offence - as is not submitting an arrival report at all (Ref. article 63 LVR). The arrival can be reported by telephone to the relevant ARO or FIC. The captain is therefore required to make sure he can report the landing from the landing site.

If the captain decides to cancel or postpone the flight or to carry it out differently, he remains responsible for submitting the correct flight plan data to the air traffic services involved. This means he is responsible for sending the necessary data according to the applicable rules (ENR 1.10) (Ref. article 31 LVR, first paragraph).

Item 9 (aircraft type designator) of the flight plan should read “BALL”.

It is no longer allowed to fill in “RMK/NO EET” in item 18 (flight duration) of the flight plan. Flight plans that do not mention an EET will no longer be accepted. An estimated time needs to be stated, taking into account amount of available fuel and general planning.

The balloonist should mention the number of the mobile phone on which he can be reached under item 19 of the flight plan. This will enable the air traffic service to contact the balloonist in case the arrival has not been reported.

6.6 Prior notices

It is not necessary to contact ATS by telephone, except for announcing or canceling planned balloon flights within CTRs. Balloon flights in airspace classes G and E can take place according to visual flight rules without prior notice to ATS.