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  • [STAFF] APPLICATION XB-WMA1

    Dear XB Members

    IVAO BeLux division is looking for a new Webmaster Advisor



    JOB DESCRIPTION
    Daily routine as a Webmaster Advisor

    • 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 16 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, French and/or Dutch. 
       

    Applications can be sent to xb-hq @ ivao.aero until 31/08/2018 or until a suitable candidate has been found.

  • Red Devils World Cup Tour 2018


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    Red Devils World Cup Tour 2018

     

    The BeLux Event Department just released a new tour, dedicated to the Brussels Airlines charter flights during the FIFA World Cup 2018. The airline will fly supporters back and forth from Brussels to four destinations in Russia, where the Red Devils group stage matches are taking place.

    Flying this tour will give you the opportunity to discover several challenging new destinations. In addition you will learn in detail about QFE operations in Russia. A pilot briefing guides you through everything you need to know and you will be able to test your understanding of the topics by completing our online quiz.

    Given the different kind of altimetry operations in Russia we are happy to announce that anyone completing this tour will be granted the BeLux Pilot Skills Tour Award!

    VISIT TOUR PAGE

     

  • [STAFF VACANCY] Flight Operations Assistant Coordinator

    Our division is currently looking for a Flight Operations Assistant Coordinator.

    Please find all useful information on http://www.ivao.be/division/vacancies

  • [STAFF] Staff changes

    Division HQ

    Jonatan Geeurickx is leaving his XB-SOA1 position and accepts the challenge to become XB-AIDR.

    Special Operations

    Roan Wera (XB-EAC) has been appointed to XB-SOA1 to replace Jonatan.
    From his function as XB-EAC and HQ-SOA7 this is the perfect addition for the department.
    Roan will combine all 3 staff positions and get a new vibe through the division with more challenges for the members.
    With Roan's appointment the application for XB-SOA1 is now closed

  • [STAFF] APPLICATION XB-SOA1

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Assist the division special operations department in its daily work

    • Organize HQ-SOD approved and national SO events
    • Keep the SO LoA up-to-date
    • Supervisor special operations online and make sure all pilots are following the procedures and the SO directive, in coordination with the div SOC/SOAC and the HQ-SOD
    • Maintaining the SO part of the division website
    • Keeping a regular contact with SO members
    • Taking part to SO activities and trainings

    REQUIREMENTS

    The candidate must fulfil the following basic requirements:

    • Be, before the end of the submission of candidatures period, at least 18 years old (16 years under special conditions)
    • 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 and one of the following languages: Dutch, French or German. Having a knowledge of additional national languages is an asset
    • Be willing to train and get higher ratings within the months following the appointment (minimum BTA level when available).
    • Follow the conditions fixed by the HQ-SOD, including the mandatory staff training (SO-MIST)

    The application will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Apply by sending a motivation letter to xb-hq@ivao.aero.  You will be contacted to set an interview with XB-SO(A)C and XB-(A)DIR.

  • [REAL LIFE] Belgocontrol

    Our friends at Belgocontrol are still looking for Air Traffic Controller trainees for the airports of Liege and Charleroi.  
    If you are looking for a unique challenge in your job, this might be your oportunity.  
    Apply for this fantastic job until 22nd April via the dedicated website.

     

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  • [STAFF] Changes in division staff (update 12/04)

    As from today there are some changes in the XB staff.

    1. Division HQ
      Denis Toussaint as decided to stop as XB-DIR due to heavy workload in private life.
      We like to thank Denis for all his hard work in the division and wish him the best of
      luck in his job as pilot.
      Until further notice David Flement (XB-ADIR) will take over the tasks in the division.
       
    2. SO department
      ​Mehdi Meunier will take control over the department as SOC.
      Tim Vancauwenbergh is switching to SOAC and will manage the BeSOG-team.
      They will be assisted by Jonatan Geeurickx as their SOA1.
      Above this we would like to thank the entire team for their work and bringing it to the level where it's currently at.
       
    3. Events department
      Roan Wera is reinforcing the team as EAC.  Together with Bart Debusscher (EC) he will be responsible for creating
      events on a monthly base on EBBR and on the local aerodromes.
       

    From division HQ, we wish them all the very best in their new positions!

  • BeLux VFR Event - Survey Results


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    BeLux VFR Event - Survey Results!

    Dear IVAO member,

    Thanks a lot if you participated to our VFR survey that was released a couple of weeks ago! The responses were analysed and it seems several people are interested in participating to a VFR event in our division. Therefore it is now confirmed that such an event will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 10 May 2018 (Ascencion Day).

    We will be organising a bidirectional VFR airbridge between Grimbergen and Kortrijk. Scenery wise these are the best covered airfield and airport in the top three. With all the applicable Flight Information Services online you will be able to experience what VFR cross-country flying in Belgium is all about. The full event announcement will follow soon, as well as a dedicated pilot briefing, covering all you need to know before participating to this event.

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    In the survey there was an option to request additional information regarding VFR flying on the IVAO network. If you did, you should have received this additional documentation by now. If you didn't you can still download the document here.

    Should you have any questions or remarks, don't hesitate to contact xb-ec@ivao.aero. In the meantime, make sure to save the date and keep a look on our website, forum, Facebook page or Discord server for further details!

     

  • [NOTAM] April 2018

     

     
     
     
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    Brussels - Geneva Airbridge

     
     
     
     
     
     

    rfe

     

    Our latest RFE was hosted at Brussels Flight Simulators and may be concluded as a big success.

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    RFE STATS (civil side only)

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    • Available flights:    298
    • Booked flights:   204 (68%)
    • Participating pilots: 148
    • OPS room (ATC+QRA):   16​

    ​Brussels Flight Simulators is offering a discount to all IVAO members who book a session at their facility. Check it out!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    events

     

    On Tuesday 17 April an airbridge between Brussels and Geneva is planned. More details will be available soon on the XB website, the XB forum and the XB facebookpage.

    The event will take place in the time frame of our weekly Online Evening, giving you the chance to do both flights! ATC service along the complete route can be expected!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    division tours

     

    Simon Piep and Otto Vandroogenbroeck recently joined our Division Support Team.  

    To check their competences, they created this very nice ULM tour which comes with the new ULM award for pilots who completed the tour.

    Have fun flying!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    atc ops

     

    Some new ATC documents have become available since our last NOTAM.

    • LoA EBBU-LFFF
    • LoA EBBU-EGTT
    • Quickview EBKT

    You can find them all on our divisional procedure page.

     
     
     
     
     

    TRAINING

     

    The team is currently processing a lot of training requests at the same time.  We would like to remiind you to subscribe with the training form and describe as much as possible your needs for training to get your training as personal as possible.

    Have a look at our forum, website or Facebook to know when the next sessions will take place. Last but not least, feel free to open up a discussion on the forum should you have something not clear into your mind or drop us an email if you’re too shy!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    MEMBERSHIP

     

    The number of new members is a bit below average this month, nonetheless we’re glad to see you on board. Feel free to read our tutorials onto the website and get started to experience what IVAO has to offer to you.

    If you ever registered, we encourage you to contact the membership coordinator so you will get your old account reactivated. Do not try to make a new one as it will likely get deleted. 

     
     
     
     
     

    New atc position

     

    The military operations from Semmerzake have merged into CANAC at Belgocontrol.  To coordinate the military ground activity at Melsbroek (EBMB) we have created a new ATC position in IVAC2 as EBMB_GND (callsign: Melsbroek Operartions).

    This position will only take care of military activity on the ground level and is available on frequency 131,875 MHz.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    pde's 2018

     

    In very short time we will start our PDE season again.  As always we are trying to perform on different events in real life and we are trying a new concept this year (more info later).

    Confirmed dates:

    The schedules are not fixed, more PDE's are possible to come as the season continues.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    BECOME A STAFF MEMBER

     
    We are still looking for some motivated colleagues!
    • Event Assistant Coordinator (EAC)
      As an EAC you work together with the Event Coordinator to organise at least 1 event from the local Aerodromes (EBKT/EBLG/EBOS/EBCI/EBAW/ELLX).  You give pilots a purpose to fly every day/night by creating the divisional tours.
    • Training Advisor NL (TA)
      As TA you coordinate trainings together with the training department and report to the Training (Assistant) Coordinator.  For this position we are currently looking for a native Dutch speaking trainer, or perfect bilingual with strong knowledge of ATC.​
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

  • What is your opinion on VFR flying? Please fill in our survey!


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    BeLux VFR Event - Survey

    Dear IVAO member,

    First of all thanks a lot for taking your time to visit this page. The BeLux Event Department is considering to organise a large scale VFR event, but before making a final decision we would like to know your opinion. Please click one of the buttons below to fill our survey, it only takes two minutes to complete.

    Thanks in advance!

    Feel free to share this page with other IVAO members. The more people who fill this survey, the better we get an idea of our member's opinions.

     

     

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