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  • [NOTAM] BRUSSELS RFE 2018 @ BRUSSELS FLIGHT SIMULATORS

     

     
     
     
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    BRUSSELS RFE 2018 Division NOTAM

     
     
     
     

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    pilots info

     

    The booking system giving you access to the flight schedule of Sunday 18 February.

    Certain flights in the booking system will be flown on the Brussels Flight Simulators Boeing 737NG flight simulator. This full scale replica from the real flight deck will give you the possibility to experience your flight ‘as real as it gets’! Search for the flights attached to the BFS logo if you want to find out about the details. 

    The booking system will become fully active in the night of 31/01 to 01/02.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Controllers info

     

    The ATC schedule for this event is managed by the BeLux ATC Operations Department. If you are interested, head over to the ATC request rage and apply for a position! The participating controllers will be rewarded with two points for the BeLux ATC Event Award.  The schedule will be sent by mail a couple of days before the RFE.

    For organisational reason, all ATC will be provided live from Brussels Flight Simulators' facility.

     
     
     
     
     

    SCENERY

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    IMPORTANT

     

    This is a Public Demonstration Event organised in cooperation with Brussels Flight Simulators. The event will be hosted from the company’s facility in Zaventem, Belgium. Visitors are welcome to take a look, contact information is available on their website!

     
     
     
     
     

    saturday 17/02

     
    • Workshop IVAO:

      Phraseology and simsession with
      IVAO trainers (NL/FR/EN).  You pay for the simsession, NOT for the trainer!

    • Boeing 737 IVAO flight tour:

      B738NG simsession at special
      prices for IVAO members

    • Cessna 172 simulator:

      VFR flight with the C172 sim
      at special prices

     

    There will be assistance from IVAO trainers, however there is no online event on this day! 
    All flights are to be flown at BFS in the simulator. 

     Bookings Saturday →
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    sunday 18/02

     

     

    • IVAO's Brussels RFE:

      Between 11Z and 20Z, IVAO is having its RFE at Brussels Flight Simulators in Zaventem, very close to the airport.

    • Boeing 737 IVAO tour:

      Finalising the IVAO tour and local IFR flights during the RFE at special IVAO prices

    • Cessna 172 & LSS:

      VFR flights with the C172 sim or Light Simulator Station at special IVAO prices

    The flights you book here are all flights live at BFS, online flights are to be booked under "pilots info"

     
     
     
     
         
     
     
     
         
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    BRUSSELS FLIGHT SIMULATORS

     
    Founded in the fall of 2014 by Pierre Van Walleghem, Brussels Flight Simulators is a company
    dedicated to flight simulation and located nearby Brussels Airport.

    With our Boeing 737NG simulator, we provide the public with a new amazing tool, for the first time in Brussels.

    For pilots and students, aviation lovers, beginners, entreprises or people with the fear of flying,
    our environment can be adapted to all kinds of demands.

    Passion for aviation, love of technology, computer mind, wind feeling and a lot of self-education:

    these are the basic ingredients that made Pierre Van Walleghem succeed in this new project.
    So get ready to take off with us from runway 11 at the airport of the third millennium!
    Brussels Flight Simulators opens its doors to passionates & outsiders for the second time!
    In partnership with IVAO BeLux Region, the belgian division of the most-popular flight simulator network in the world!
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • [NOTAM] January 2018

     

     
     
     
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    Callsigns

     

    Ivac2 is excellent software, but sometimes we hear the call for displaying the callsigns in the context menu.  We have no authority to program the callsigns ourselves, but we do have an excellent tool, thanks to Jean Brixhe, to help you with them

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    changes in phraseology

     

    The general phraseology document has been adjusted according to the decision that was made by HQ Training Department.  You can directly download the PDF file that was created by Jessy Stas and adjusted by Yentl (XB-AOC) via this link 

     
     
     
     
     

    New awards

     

    It's been going on for a while, but since a few weeks we have new awards in the division!  Some of them come with the new tours that will be released on 1st of January, such as the division sailing tour award, and others will be given on reaching an achievement like the division online day award (25 participations for online evening)
     

     Division awards →
     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    group sessions

     

    2017 was a very successful year for the XB division.  We had a lot of new pilots and controllers.  In order to get everybody to a higher level, training department is starting with new group session for which you can start to subscribe on 1st of January.

    Click the subscribe button and share the knowledge of our trainers, the sessions will be organised in English, so a decent level is required.

     
     
     
     
     

    happy new year

     

    On behalf of the entire XB staff we wish to say thank you for the splendid year we had in 2017.  A lot of new members joined us, and the number of active ATC raised a lot in the last half of the year.

    As staff we have set our terms to continue the same way as we ended, and we will definitely come somewhere near you during 2018.  We wish you the very best and healthy new year, and hope to see you again in the virtual skies of IVAO! 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    tour system

     

    In 2018 we are taking our Tour System to the next level.  We're leaving the old MODA system for a new created one, which will be more user friendly not only for us as validators but especially for you as user!

    A full discription on how to use the new Tour System can be found here. Feel free to report all bugs to the developers.

     
     
     
     
     

    Division support 

     

    Our Division Support team is currently working at full speed to get your membership of the XB division to a higher level.

    This is what they are working on:
    Aderik: sceneries for all military airports
    Roan: Military tour banners and banners for tours 2018
    Maël: Military tours

    If you want to join the division support team, contact the XB-HQ

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Staff Vacancies

     

    We are still looking for people to help us in our daily tasks on division work.

    What we are looking for?
    Event Assistant Coordinator:
    If you like organising events/tours and you are very creative in making banners.
    Training Advisors (1NL/1FR)
    If you like teaching our members the best parts of our hobby

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    upcoming events

     

    2018 will be a challenging year for the whole event department.  We will be at several public events and we have plans to organise 2 RFE's this year.  What is confirmed for now?

    20/01: Crowded Skies part XIV, we've been waiting for it a long time and now it's finally there!
               Controllers need to apply via the ATC-team

    18/02: Brussels RFE. More information for pilots to come in the February NOTAM
               ATC will be done on location.  Controllers need to apply via the ATC-team 

    24-25/03: PDE at Skywonder (Kortrijk)
     

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

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Best Wishes!

    Dear members, 



    The IVAO BeLux Region Division and its complete team would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018!



    We will see you online next year with some new exciting announcements concerning our tours, our website, our Events & Training Department and a lot of other stuff!



    2017 was already a good year for our division and we are sure 2018 will be even better.








    The BeLux Region staff members. 

  • Eddy leaves as EC. Bart from EAC to EC.

    We would like to announce the end of our collaboration with Eddy van der Weij as Events Coordinator.

    Eddy has been part of the staff for quite a long time now and we would like to thank him for the work he provided!

    Bart is now stepping up to Events Coordinator and we will open a vacancy for Events Assistant Coordinator very shortly.

  • Closing dates of our tours

    Dear members, we would like to announce the closing dates of the tours we currently have in our MODA system.



    The following tours will be closed on the 1st of December 2017:



    -Brussels Airlines Shorthaul 

    -Belgian Challenge 2016

    -Multi Engine 2016



    The following tours will be closed on the 31st of December 2017:



    -Ryanair

    -Cargolux

    -Luxair

    -TUI Short-Regional-Long

    -TNT (ASL)

    -VFR Heli Tour

    -VFR to the north cap

    -VFR Tour 2017



    Please keep in mind that these tours will be totally removed from the MODA system after these dates so be sure to finish them before they disappear!

    Of course, we will be working hard to provide you with some new tours and destinations for 2018! 



    Thanks for your understanding.

  • [NOTAM] November 2017

     

     
     
     
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    Cargo Airbridge ELLX <=> LIMC

     
     
     
     
     

    avro farewell

     

    On 24 October we had a very nice tribute event for the last flight of the AVRO RJ100 in the Brussels Airlines fleet.  

    During this event one of our members, Mathias Van Eynde, flew as BEL1RJ and drew a silhouette of the RJ100.  

    AVRO gif

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    promotions

     
     
     
    There were no successful exams during October.
     
    If you feel ready for the challenge, don't hesitate to request your exam today and climb up the ladder!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    fs weekend lelystad

     

    Every year in the first weekend of November, the walhalla of all flightsimmers is coming down to the Netherlands.  This year the exhibition dates are 4 and 5 November.

    The latest innovations for your flightsim, the newest improvements for cockpitbuilders are all shown at this fair.  If you never visited it before, schedule it this time!

     
     
     
     
     
     

    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 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.

     
     
     
     
     

    new social media

     

    Since a few weeks we are experimenting with some new social media.

    As you might have seen, we have created a Discord channel and a Twitch channel.  Discord will be evaluated and used for ATC coordination, Twitch will be used to stream big events such as PDE's and RFE's.

    If you want to join the Discord channel, provide us with your VID so we can set your roles in the group.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    rnav ebkt

     

    In the upcoming days there will be a new quickview document for EBKT (Kortrijk).

    From November Belgocontol will assure aeronautical services at EBKT, so the airport can improve its activities by reinstalling instrumental procedures.

    First one to come is the new RNAV procedure which will become operational with the November AIRAC

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    tours 

     

    Our EC prepared some now tours for you.  You can expect following new tours in November:

    • BEL Winter tour 
    • VFR Cross Country
    • Snowy Tour

    BEL and VFR Cross Country will be online on 01/11, Snowy tour comes on 15/01.  Check the tour pages for more details 

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Staff changes
     

     

    Seppe Bosmans has decided to leave his position as EA1 due to not having enough time available at the moment.  

    In name of the division we thank him for the dedicated work and wish him all teh best for the future.

    Check our website for all available staff positions

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Upcoming events (*)

     

    We are looking forward to some other nice upcoming events:

        

    • 6/11: Cargo Bridge ELLX-LIMC
    • 21/11: Antwerp <> London City Challenge
    • 9/12: IVAO Crowded Skies
    • 19/12: Cargo Ops @ EBLG (date to be confirmed)

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

     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

  • [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.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

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