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  • [STAFF] BeLux Region Event Advisor

    Dear XB Members,

    IVAO BeLux is looking for a new Events Advisor
     

    Requirements:
    The candidate must fulfill 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. 

    Job Description
    The Events Advisor will assist the EC and EAC in their daily operations consisting of:
       

    - Organising at least one (1) event per month on regional aerodromes;
    - Keeping the HQ events calendar up to date with division events;
    - Publishing event details to external websites/forums in conjunction with the DIR/ADIR;
    - Promoting the weekly on-line night;
    - Promoting other division events;
    - Publishing routes to be flown during events in conjunction with Flight Operations;
    - Publishing ATC rosters for events in conjunction with ATC Operations & FIR Chiefs;
    - Creating division tours and assisting with validation.

    General Expectations from Advisors:

    - Have a deep knowledge of the organisation, its functioning and structure;
    - Enthusiastic and willing to make a positive impact to the Belgium Events Department and IVAO;
    - Have a fluent capability for speaking and writing in English. Having knowledge of more than 1 can be an asset.

    Applications can be send to XB-hq@ivao.aero.
    Submission of applications is opened till November 1st 2017 initially.

  • [STAFF] BeLux Region Training Advisor - NL/FR

    Dear XB Members

    IVAO BeLux is looking for 2 new Training Advisors, in particular a Dutch and French speaking Advisor (2 positions). This to address the Dutch/French speaking members during their training as it is most of the time easier to understand and explain something in your mother language.

    Job Description:

    Training Advisors assist TC/TAC in the daily routine of Training Responsibilities. TA's can only conduct training sessions/exams up to the pilot/ATC rating the TA is holding.

    • Assist the TC and TAC by giving training as requested by them; 
    • Performing live training sessions with members;
    • Assist in writing training material or translating it;
    • Evaluate exams.

    Requirements:

    The candidate must fulfill 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. 

     

    General Expectations from Advisors

    - Have a knowledge of the organisation, its functioning and structure;
    - Enthusiastic and willing to make a positive impact to the Belgium Training Department and IVAO;
    - Have a fluent capability for speaking and writing in English and Dutch/French. Having knowledge of the other official Belgian languages can be an asset.

    Applications can be send to [email]xb-hq@ivao.aero[/email].
    Submission of applications is opened till November 1st 2017 initially.

  • [NOTAM] October 2017

     

     
     
     
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    The Baltic Flight

     
     
     
     
     

    Brussels flight simulators

     

    Our partner is organising a very nice event in October.

    Do you like challenges? Do you think you can fly a B-737 NG using only conventional navigation (VOR, NDB, ILS) in real “live” weather conditions and compete to be the best in the sky?

    Then this NAVIGATION CHALLENGE is for you: build up your crew, select 1 of the 12 flights and play this great immersive (serious) game!

    • DATES : Sat 21 & Sun 22 October 2017 (check the time slots of the flights)
    • CHALLENGE : fly a chosen hop in command of their Boeing 737-800 NG
    • FIRST PRIZE : A 2-hour session for 2 PILOTS (value : € 296,00) !
     
     
     
     
     
     

    promotions

     
     
     
    IVAO has a big learning curve, and we notice people are still moving their own boundaries.
     
    12/09 David Flement - APC
    03/10 Mehdi Meunier - ADC
     

    Congratulations to all, you all succeeded your exam and passed on to the next level.

    Jean Brixhe is having his ADC exam on 12/10, so VFR and IFR traffic is appreciated from 1730Z!

    Don't hesitate to climb the ladder and request your exam today!

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Belgocontrol pde - Debriefing

     

    For the third year in a row we have been invited to Belgocontrol's "Openbedrijvendag", a day where the public is allowed to visit Canac 2 and Brussels Tower. 

    Once again this year's edition has been an enormous success with lots of interested people, which resulted in 17 new members.  Special thanks also to our demoteam who provided an excellent service on site.

    If you know anybody among your friends who would like to get more information about IVAO, don't hesitate to contact us xb-prc@ivao.aero.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    online evening

     

    Don't forget we are having our online evening every Tuesday.  We try to cover EBBR as much as possible.  

    Each time some flights real life flights are promoted by our EAC to make it more attractive for you. By flying one of these flights you can earn 1 point for the event award.

    Also we try to take the most of the exams during this online evening.

     
     
     
     
     

    ATC group facebook

     

    We have decided to create a Facebook group where all ATC members are welcome.  It's a group where we can discuss everything about IVAO's ATC and where we coordinate the staffing of positions.  If you want to join us in that group, don't hesitate to click the button below.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    New ebbu_egtt LOA

     

    Some frequencies have been changed for EGTT (London FIR).  You can find all details in the new LOA which is published on the Procedures page.

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    special operations events

     
    • 12/10 : "Operation Seagull", search and rescue exercise
    • 19/10 : Free online evening
    • 26/10 : "Operation Firewall" training (cargo protection)

    We currently have 3 SO tours on the schedule.  The latest has just been released and promotes 15th Wing at EBMB (Military Transport)

    Want to join the SpecOps?  Click the button below.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Staff changes

     

    Niels Desmet has left his position as TA3.  We wish to thank Niels for all his hard work for the division and wish him the best of luck in his professional career.

    A new application will come online in the upcoming days on the website/forum.  If you are interested, click the link below!

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Upcoming events (*)

     

    In our previous NOTAM we announced an upcoming RFE.  Due to some organisational reasons we are urged to postpone
    this event to a date "to be decided".  Meanwhile we are looking forward to some other nice upcoming events:

        

    • 17/10: The Baltic flight: ENTL-EBOS
    • 24/10: Avro RJ100 farewell: more info to come this week (click the banner for more wonderful photo's of Wim Peeters)
    • 21/11: Regional airbridge EBAW-EGLC (more info in November NOTAM)

    *Banners, titles and dates of the events can change, only events of the current month are fixed.

     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • [NOTAM] September 2017

     

     
     
     
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    VFR fly in
     
     

    Civil/Military VFR between EBBE and EBUL

     
     
     
     
     

    new members

     

    Our division has been growing the last few months.  Since our perfomance at Skywonder we already registered over 75 new members!  

    First of all welcome to all of you. Feel free to let us know on what level  we can help you . Trainings, software, anything else which might make your membership worth staying.
     
     
     
     
     
     

    promotions

     

    IVAO has a big learning curve, and we notice people are still moving their own bounderies.

    27/07 Jean Brixhe - SPP
    28/08 Tim Vancauwenbergh - PP
    29/08 Aderik Verraest - ADC

    Congratulations to all, you all succeeded your exam and passed on to the next level.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    division tours

     

    Our EC (Eddy) puts his heart and soul in the tours you can take.  It gives a different dimension to your membership and you can get the various division awards for flying them.

    With the new division awards, new tours will be available very soon!  If you see some wrong route suggestions, contact our FOC.

     

      Division Tours →
     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Runway change eblg

     

    The magnetic North changes every year just a little bit.  After a while, the actual heading of the RWY and the RWY designator are not within the same limits anymore.  Due to this change, the RWY designators at EBLG have been changed with the new AIRAC.  They are now 22L/04R and 22R/04L.

     
     
     
     
     

    social media

     

    Did you know about the existing of our social media pages?  All events, trainings and things that are good to know about the division are being  posted there.

    You can like our Facebookpage and/or our Twitterpage if you want to be up to date with the latest news about the BeLux Division.  You will be redirected when you click the links at the top of this document.

    You can also find a lot of information on the division forum.  Don't be afraid to check it on this link.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    SO staff

     

    In July Audric Dumont decided to leave his staff position as SOAC.  We would like to thank Audric for his devotion during the short period he was a staff member. Audric decided to continue his work as a Demoteam member, so you will definitely see him somewhere during our PDE's.

    Since the SO team is fast growing with motivated members, the SO staff will be reinforced by Mehdi Meunier as SOAC and Tim Vancauwenbergh as SOA1.  Both are at the same level but have other internal tasks to complete. 

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Special Operations 

     

    Over the past weeks, the BeSOG has tested for a long time a new system in order to make formation flights in a smoother way than with the traditional IVAP system. More info on special ops website.

    If you want to join them, click  the link below.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Vacancies
     

     

    Currently some postions are still open and waiting for you!

     
    Having a big mind for websites and everything around that?  Apply for AWM as division staff member!
     
    We are also looking for a support trainer who knows the FIR to support on GCA check outs.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    upcoming events

     
    Bart and Seppe are at full speed to offer you the best possible events.
    Several events are already waiting for you:

    17/09: Joint Civil / Military VFR fly-in  
    17/10: The Baltic flight (*)
    24/10: Brussels Airlines RJ100 farewell (*)
    05/11: Regional RFE (never seen before in our division!)

    Keep an eye on the event calendar for more challenging events!
    And of course every Tuesday we have our online evening between 1700Z and 2000Z

     

    (*) Event names might still change as they come closer.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • [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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    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!

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