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Using airspace

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If you want to land on or take off from a municipality’s territory by helicoper, hot air balloon or parachute, you need a certificate of no objection from them in most cases.

Dispensation for Temporary and Exceptional Use (TUG)

Planes are only allowed to land or take off at an airport or airfield. If you want to take off or land with an aircraft such as a helicopter, glider or paraglider outside an airfield, you need dispensation from the provincial authorities where you plan to land or take off. This is called a TUG dispensation. TUG stands for Tijdelijk en Uitzonderlijk Gebruik (Temporary and Exceptional Use).You may request dispensation for the following aircrafts:

  • Helicopters
  • Gliders
  • Mirco light aeroplanes (MLA)
  • Unmanned aircrafts from 25kg to 150kg
  • Seaplanes
  • Aircrafts used for agriculture
  • Airships
  • Airplanes used for air shows

You do not need dispensation for model airplanes.

Permits for hot air balloons

Companies that offer balloons flights need a certificate of no objection from the municipality in order to release hot air balloons or tethered advertising balloons outside of an airport. You do not need dispensation from the provincial authorities.

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