Logo of the Dutch governmentGo to homepage

Government support for entrepreneurs

Winches, towing vehicles and towing cables

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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).

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.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Any further questions?

Netherlands Enterprise Agency +31 (0)88 602 44 44