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  • [ATC ops] New Quickview EBLG

    With the new AIRAC 1709 (effective since 17 August 2017) the runway designators at EBLG (Liège Airport)
    have changed due to the magnetic variation.  

    The new Quickviews for EBLG can be found at the procedure webpage.
    New quickviews give you the new runways (04 L/R and 22L/R) and new SID's for BUB, LNO and CIV for 
    departing flights from EBLG.

    Special thanks to the ATC Operations team (Yentl Vervoort and Mattias Spiessens) for updating the Quickviews

  • [STAFF] BeLux Region Division Special Operations Assistant Coordinator

    Dear XB MembersIVAO Belgium is looking for a new Special Operations Assistant Coordinator (SOAC)

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Daily routine in the Special Operations Department in cooperation with the SOC and SOD

    • Creating military SOPs;
    • Creating and maintaining military Sectorfiles in conjunction with ATC Operations & FIR Chiefs;
    • Publishing and maintaining military pilot/atc quickviews;
    • Organising and holding at least 4 special operations events over the course of the year in conjunction 
      with the HQ SO Department and the BE Events Department;
    • Creating Special Operations division tour and assisting with validation;
    • Setting the military facility ratings of the division in conjunction with other departments;
    • Maintaining the special operations airport database;
    • Approving and publishing military LOAs in conjunction with ATC Operations & FIR Chiefs.

    REQUIREMENTS



    The candidate must fulfil the following basic requirements:

       

    • Be, before the end of the submission of candidatures period, at least 18 years old (an ID prove could be requested in case of doubt);
    • Be a member of IVAO for at least 6 months before the end of the submission of candidatures period;
    • Have a minimum rating of Aerodrome Controller or Private Pilot;
    • Have a knowledge of the organisation, its functioning and structure;
    • Enthusiastic and willing to make a positive impact to the Belgium Special Operations Department and IVAO;
    • Have a fluent capability for speaking and writing in English, French and Dutch. 





    Applications can be sent to xb-hq @ ivao.aero before 31st August.

  • NOTAM Summer 2017

     

     
     
     
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    PDE Moorsele
     
     

    IVAO BeLux at Moorsele Fly In

     
     
     
     
     

    Staff Changes

     

    Since our last NOTAM in March we had quite a few staff changes.  

    New staff:
    Bart Debusscher: EAC
    Seppe Bosmans: EA1
    Audric Dumont: SOAC

    Position switch:
    David Flement: ADIR and PRC

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    ivac2 beta release

     

    Terminal 2 Solutions has released Ivac2 as public beta.  Currently training department will not organise any official training sessions on Ivac2 until the software is stated official.  When you connect to Ivac2 we suggest you to take a lower position to get used to all new functions in the program.  An official support page on the forum has been created for all your issues, and  Jessy Stas has been working on a FIR manual.

     
     
     
     
     

    PDE at Moorsele

     

    In the weekend 1-2 July 2017 we will be at Moorsele aeroclub to perform a PDE.  Unfortunately this will be the only PDE where we officially have a stand, so come and visit us this weekend!  Of course a PDE without traffic is hardly worth speaking off, so we also need you virtually in the air on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July (at EBBR of course).
     

     more info →
     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    MEGA SLOT EVENT 

     

    Last year we had our first Mega Slot Event, which was a great success!  

    On this event you get free choice for everything, accept the slot you booked.  Fly in/out EBBR with any kind of plane you like and book your slot right now for Tuesday 4 July!

    Go to the MSE booking site!

     
     
     
     
     

    training department

     

    While we have noted an increase of ATC training request for this year, we would like to remain trainees to actively connect on their own on the position they wish to train prior to ask for training. In fact, the trainer will give you an in depth feedback on your performance throughout the training session. However, these sessions shall be used to get rid of bad habits and apply appropriate regulation that might sometimes be unknown or wrongly applied. We are not able to make you an ADC/APC or ACC controller without experience and it will be a lack of time for the trainer but also you if you just control for training session. For that reason, we encourage you to connect and make your own experience and then get back to us once you control on a regular basis (at least an hour per week). We thank you for your cooperation.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    DIVISION TOURS

     

    You need a goal for your flight?  Take a look at our website for the division tours. 

    A large variation of different tours are provided by our Event Department.  VFR, IFR, Heli, Special Operations,...  Everybody can find something there.

    Report your flights in the MODA system and get the awards for the Tours

     

    Discover our new "police & medical tour"! Fly police and medical helicopters in Belgium with very nice realistic missions (mission sceneries provided), save lifes and get a SO Tour Award!
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Special Operations 

     

    The "Belux Special Operations Group" (BeSOG) is welcoming new registrations !
    Want to know what special operations are about? Want to discover F-16, police helicopters or Marchetti? Come and join us at Beauvechain (EBBE) on 13/07. We will show your our operations and you will get the opportunity to make your first flight for special operations together with our BeSOG members!
    More info soon on www.ivao.be/specialops

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Staff Vacancies

     

    We opened up the position of Assistant Webmaster (AWM) to support Yannick in his duties.  Take a quick look and apply if you are interested to join our team.

     

    All open staff positions can be found on our website, you may still check out the vacancies and/or send a mail to xb-hq@ivao.aero

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    upcoming events

     

    Our event department, together with Special Operations, have been very busy. In order to go give your flights as much excitement as needed, these events can be expected during the summer months:

    13/07: Discover BeSOG at EBBE (Special Operations)
    20/07: Tomorrowland Fly-In at EBBR
    21/07: National Holiday Airshow (Special Operations)
    01/08: Bergerac - Charleroi Airbridge

    Keep an eye on the event calendar for more challenging events!

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • [STAFF] Assistant Webmaster (AWM)

    Dear BE Members



    IVAO Belgium is looking for a new Assistant Webmaster



    JOB DESCRIPTION



    Daily routine as an Assistant Webmaster

    • Be available to check for website problems;
    • Check for new content to be added/removed/modified;
    • Coordinate on a weekly for the needs of the division





    REQUIREMENTS



    The candidate must fulfil the following basic requirements:

    • Be, before the end of the submission of candidatures period, at least 18 years old (an ID prove could be requested in case of doubt);
    • Be a member of IVAO for at least 6 months before the end of the submission of candidatures period;
    • Have a minimum rating of Aerodrome Controller or Private Pilot;
    • Have a knowledge of the organisation, its functioning and structure;
    • Have a good knowledge of:Adobe Photoshop and have experience in designing websites;
    • Being able to work alone and as part of a team;
    • Php, Bootstrap 3, HTML5, CSS3 and jquery knowledge is a plus ;
    • Have a fluent capability for speaking and writing in English and Dutch. Having knowledge of the other official Belgian languages can be an asset.



    Applications can be send to xb-hq @ ivao.aero.

  • XB-DIV looking for an Event Assistant Coordinator

    Dear XB Members

    IVAO BeLux is looking for a new Event Assistant Coordinator.

     

    More info here

  • Skywonder - Website contest

    Dear members,

    We are finalizing the contest weeks with 1 more week.  You might have noticed our new website that came online last week.  In order to help you explore it, we combine the new contest with your last chance to win some of those nice tickets to Skywonder.  Tickets are valid on 1 of the fair days and you can only win once in this category.  Every day we have 2 tickets for the first answer coming in my mailbox.

    Rules:

    Yannick, one of our new staff members as WebMaster, will hide 1 ticket every day somewhere on the website.  This really could be anywhere along the new site.  This will happen every day at to clock of 1900Z.  When you click the ticket, a form will open up where you can fill out all your personal stuff in order for us to know who has sent the form.  Of course we will use your personal stuff only for this contest and will NEVER spread it to anybody else than those who are taking care of this contest.

    This will be the ticket you will be looking for, but of course it will be much smaller on the website ;)

    This part of the contest is open for everybody, so not only IVAO members can join, but also people who are not a member.
    First day of the contest Monday 13 March 2017 1900Z, closure of the contest is Saturday 18th March 2017 at 1100Z.
    The closing of day 1 will be at noon of day 2, closing of day 2 will be noon day 3, and so on.

    Good luck on exploring the new website, and good luck on finding the tickets!

  • NOTAM 1703

     

     
     
     
     
     

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    March 2017 Division NOTAM

     
     
     
     

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    Staff Changes

     

    First of all let’s get started with the staff of the XB Region Division as a lot has changed in the past weeks.

    Jessy Stas and Ken Andries have decided to leave their staff positions. We thank them for the work they did for the division. Denis Toussaint is now Director of the Division. Two new members have joined the team. Yannick van Styvendael joined us as Webmaster and is doing an outstanding job on our new website (more info further below in the NOTAM). The second new staff member is Jonatan Geeurickx who has just been appointed as Special Operations Coordinator. A position he already occupied a few years ago. We hope these changes are going to bring some new and fresh air to the division.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    New website

     

    Thanks to Yannick, our new Webmaster, the division is glad to present its new website which is full of new features. Within the next weeks, Yannick is going to keep working really hard to be able to provide us with some incredible tools/features. We will obviously keep you posted. In the meantime, check out our new website!

     
     
     
     
     

    Brussels RFE - Debriefing

     

    On the 26th of February, we organized the Brussels RFE 2017 which took place in Zaventem where Brussels Flight Simulators is having a really nice Boeing 737NG Simulator. This is the first event we organized together but it’s obviously not going to be the last one! We are currently working hard on our partnership and we will try to provide you with some great events/opportunities. Also, some pictures of the RFE are going to be posted on our website, check them out!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    SkyWonder

     

    As some of you may have heard, Skywonder is having its first edition in Expo Kortrijk in the weekend from 25-26th March.

    IVAO BeLux was able to get a stand in the Simulator Zone, we have a fly-in/out for people at home, and a warm welcome for all visitors at Kortrijk.  Don't forget that we will be changing to summertime in that weekend.  Hope to see you all in the air!

    Also, we are going to organize some quizz/contest on our social medias to make you win some free tickets so make sure to check them regularly!

     
     
     
     
     

    News from our ATC Department

     

    Our ATC Operations department has worked on new tools for our ATCO’s. In fact, as we are currently still waiting for IVAC2 to get released. We are pleased to provide us with a new and updated sectorfile. This sector file will also be up to date in regard with the new RNAV (GNSS) Procedures Also, a new color scheme is now also available, as well as a new quickview for Brussels Control which regroups all the needed information for each airport in the FIR, in a single document.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    New RNAV Procedures

     

    Some airports in Belgium now have new RNAV (GNSS) Procedures. They are effective with AIRAC 1703. Be sure to check the changes!

     

    If you have troubles understanding these new procedures you may contact our Training Department and they will be glad to help you out!

     
     
     
     
     

    Special Operations restarting!

     

    The "Belux Special Operations Group" (BeSOG) is welcoming new registrations !
    If you are interested in any kind of special operations, you may apply for the BeSOG. Once your application gets approved, you will get a basic "ab-initio" training, mostly covering the procedures and rules applicable to special operations.
    After that, you will choose one or several categories : tactical flight, air transport, light aviation and/or military ATC.
    In each category, a specialized training will be provided. After the training, you will be appointed to a Squadron.
    Everybody may apply to the BeSOG.
    It is not mandatory to be part of it in order to fly special operations, but some operations are restricted to recognized SOG (see HQ Rules & regs).

    Interested? Check the link below!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Staff Vacancies

     

    We are still looking for a Public Relations Coordinator. This consists in organizing/manage our real life public demonstration. 

     

    Also, if you are interested in being part of the staff but don't know for which position to apply, you may still check out the vacancies and/or send a mail to xb-hq@ivao.aero

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    IVAO BeLux Support Team

     

    IVAO is constantly running on the hard work of volunteers, as is our beloved division. These volunteers most of the time have a Staff title. Now with this staff title comes responsibility. But we also have some people helping us behind the scenes, they are called the "IVAO BeLux Support Team". They are of great value to our division and their input and ideas are greatly appreciated. One of the advantages of the support team is that you have no responsibility like a Staff member, you help where and how you can within your area of expertise, if you don’t have time drop us quick message, no need perform daily/weekly staff duties..
    The Support Team is also a good place to start in case you would like to become Staff at one point but are afraid or unsure in the beginning. So it is ideal to get familiar with the workings of IVAO and our division.

     
     
     
     
     
  • Skywonder - Screenshot contest

    From tomorrow on a new contest is running on our forum.
    Check it out, and don't be affraid to participate!

    You can find more information about the contest on this link

    Good luck flyers!

  • More information for the contests

    As from today we will start our promotional campaign for Skywonder
    which includes us to give away some (a lot actually) free entrance tickets.

    You can find more details on our forum.

    The first contest will be held on Facebook

     

    Good luck, and see you soon!

  • Contests for Skywonder

    Skywonder in Kortrijk is approaching very fast now!  Only 1 more month to go and we're there.

    
     

    In order to promote our presence there, we start having some contests on our social media starting
    on Monday 27th February 2017.  All social media will be affected, such as Facebook, the website and
    of course our forum.  If you don't follow us on one of the media, get quickly to it because there will
    be a possibility to win prices!

     

    Like us on Facebook, check out or forum, follow the website but most of all, SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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