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Requirements for winches, towing vehicles and towing cables

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you want to launch gliders in the Netherlands, you will need a winch, towing vehicle and towing cable. The technical requirements this equipment must fulfil is included in a statutory regulation called Technical instructions for winches, towing vehicles and towing cables (Regeling technische voorschriften lieren, sleepauto's en sleepkabels, in Dutch).

Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to winches, towing vehicles and towing cables differ from those of other EU Member States. If a winch, towing vehicle or towing cable is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.

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