Sunday, December 04.2016
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About Experimental Days

This event is an organization of a group of experimental aircraft builders in co-operation with Aeroclub Sanicole.


Experimental aircraft
We are expecting home-build aircraft from all over Europe. Join us!


Fly-in with your own aircraft
You are welcome to join with your own aircraft, if it is an experimental or not. Please register upfront.


Permit is free of charge!
We will take care of the permit for your experimental aircraft that was not registered in Belgium. And... thanks to our sponsor Lambert Aircraft this is free of charge!


Photographers welcome
Every aviation enthusiast is welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to take pictures of less common aircraft of all types and colors.


Flying ladies
We have a special program for the ladies organized by the ladies of our local home-builders.


Full length weekend program
We have created a program for the complete weekend. New in 2016 is that we also have a program on Sunday!

Event schedule

We have created an interesting program in a laid back environment with enough time to relax and meet friends or fellow builders. New this edition is a full day program on Sunday. In partnership with Hechtel-Eksel we also planned a guided visit to explore the neighborhood of the airfield. This program is now final. Click on the dates below to view more details. Click on the titles for more information on a specific topic.

11:00 - 23:00
Aircraft arrivals
Aircraft arrivals
Aircraft arrivals
11:00 - 22:00
Pizza Buffet
We will order pizza at 18h. Price without package: €15 per person.
18:30 - 20:00
Social gathering & screening EURO 2016
Social gathering & screening EURO 2016
Meet fellow aircraft builders and enthusiasts. Belgian beers and other drinks available at the bar. We will also screen the live broadcast of EURO 2016 on a big screen.
20:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 10:00
RAR Aviation will display Belgian's finest old-timers!
Raymond Cuypers from RAR Aviation will fly in the finest old-timers, who will be on display throughout the weekend! Raymond will be available to answer all your questions.
09:00 - 20:00
Gone flying!
Gone flying!
To get the most out of your flight, Hans will be your focal point for everything you wanted to know to fly around in our neighborhood. He will assist you with the preparation like weather, NOTAMS and airspaces. And review your plans to highlight the best landmarks and routes.
10:00 - 18:00
Carbon Cub in review
Carbon Cub in review
We are proud to present the Carbon Cub during the next edition of Experimental Days. Everything you ever wanted to know about this great experimental aircraft. Presented by Christophe Lenglain.
10:00 - 12:00
Sandwich Buffet
Sandwich Buffet
12:30 - 14:00
Belgian Ice-cream
Belgian Ice-cream available on the terrace.
12:30 - 20:00
Guided visit to Hechtel-Eksel
Guided visit to Hechtel-Eksel
A guided visit to a secret and hidden cemetery and an inside look at the war history of Hechtel-Eksel. This program is in co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel. Limited to the first 30 participants.
14:00 - 16:30
Luxury BBQ
Luxury BBQ
Enjoy our lovely BBQ on Saturday evening
18:15 - 20:00
Social gathering & screening EURO 2016
Social gathering & screening EURO 2016
Meet fellow aircraft builders and enthusiasts. Belgian beers and other drinks available at the bar. We will also screen the live broadcast of EURO 2016 on a big screen.
20:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 17:00
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
08:30 - 10:00
RAR Aviation will display Belgian's finest old-timers!
Raymond Cuypers from RAR Aviation will fly in the finest old-timers, who will be on display throughout the weekend! Raymond will be available to answer all your questions.
09:00 - 16:00
Gone Flying!
Gone Flying!
To get the most out of your flight, Hans will be your focal point for everything you wanted to know to fly around in our neighborhood. He will assist you with the preparation like weather, NOTAMS and airspaces. And review your plans to highlight the best landmarks and routes.
09:00 - 16:00
Introduction to EFLEVA
Introduction to EFLEVA
Roger Hopkinson, president of EFLEVA, will introduce you to EFLEVA and why Belgium should join this organization.
11:00 - 12:00
Flying ladies at De Korhaan
Flying ladies at De Korhaan
Our Flying Ladies program will visit "De Korhaan" in Hechtel-Eksel. This program is made possible thanks to the kind co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel. De Korhaan - pure craft. Purely because we work exclusively based on natural raw materials. Hand because our gins, liqueurs and advocaat are made according to ancient recipes and using traditional production methods, in our distillery in Hechtel. As it is already the case since 1833. More information: http://korhaan.be
11:00 - 13:00
12:30 - 17:00
Belgian Ice-cream
Belgian Ice-cream available on the terrace.
12:30 - 17:00
Ypselon GT Showcase by Green Tech Aircraft
Ypselon GT Showcase by Green Tech Aircraft
We are really proud to present Green Tech Aircraft at Experimental Days! Green Tech Aircraft is a Belgian company created by David De Ridder, who is the first VAN'S RV-8 builder in Belgium. During this presentation David will introduce us to this wonderful electric sport aircraft which combines the best of both worlds: high performance and sustainability – it promises a unique, united experience. More information is available on their website: http://www.greentechaircraft.com.
14:00 - 15:30
Departures
Depatures
16:00 - 17:00

Accommodation & Catering

We provide the following options during your stay at Experimental Days. Unlike last year we limited the options to a dedicated hotel and one alternative location. They are both within 2 km of the airfield. This should make shuttle service easier and quicker.

We pre-booked rooms in hotel Au Prince Royal. More information: www.au-prince-royal.be. This hotel is located on about 2 km from the airfield in the center of Leopoldsburg. We will provide free shuttle service. You get a comfort room for the price of a standard room! Excluding breakfast, but breakfast is serviced at the airfield if you have a catering package. If you like to make a reservation at this hotel pre-payment is required. Limited availability! Bookings have to be made directly with the hotel using "Experimental Days" as reference.

If you prefer basic accommodation at a very reasonable price, the military housing may be an option for you. This facility is located on about 1 km from the airfield. It are modern single or double rooms with shared (individual cabins) showering facilities. Free shuttle service will be arranged. Breakfast will be served at the airfield if you have a catering package.

Due to high demand we have tried to accomodate camping facilities at the airfield. But we regret that camping at the airfield has not been approved by the authorities due to an elevated security level for military bases. We hope to offer this option for future editions.

Note: Shuttle service to other accommodations is on best effort basis.

  • Catering package 1

  • €80.-Pay on arrival

  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

  • Pizza diner Friday

  • Sandwich lunch Saturday & Sunday

  • BBQ diner Saturday

  • Catering package 2

  • €60.-Pay on arrival

  • Sandwich lunch Saturday

  • BBQ diner Saturday

  • Breakfast Sunday

  • Sandwich lunch Sunday

  • Military housing

  • €15.-Pay on arrival

  • Single or double room

  • Price per night and per person

  • Shuttle service included (~ 1 km)

  • Showers available

  • Hotel Au Prince Royal

  • €80.-Prepayment required

  • Double Comfort Room

  • Price is per night for one room

  • Shuttle service included (~ 2 km)

  • Airconditioning - No breakfast

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Registrations

Update 30 June 2016: We have a GO for Experimental Days 2016!

See you at EBLE! Read our pilot briefing!

Still possible to register until Friday 1st of July 2016 - 2 PM (CET).

Registration is mandatory and still possible. Please use the form in the dark grey colomn below to register. Your registration should be approved before departing to our event!

Permit is available for download here: http://www.experimentaldays.be/vergunning2016.pdf.

Registration

Type

Participants

Home base

Accommodation

Catering

Arrival

Permit status

Updated

OO-161
RV-7
2
EBLE
None
Package 1
Friday
Approved (BE)
30/03/2016
N959JR
RV-7A
2
EDMY
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
G-RVCE
RV-6A
2
ZZZZ Glebe Farm
Prince Royal
Package 2
Saturday
Cancelled Tech. Issue
28/06/2016
N740GB
RV-4
1
EDKD
Other
None
Friday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
PH-SCP
RV-9
2
EHBK
None
None
Saturday
Approved (NL)
1/07/2016
G-RVIO
RV-10
2
EGDD
Prince Royal
Package 1
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
G-STNG
TL 2000 Sting Carbon
2
EGXY
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Approved (Cancel) (UK)
30/06/2016
LX-CWT
EuropaXS
2
ELUS
None
None
Saturday
Approved (LU)
30/06/2016
D-EHAC
Bölkow 208C
2
EDKB
Milton (2s)
Package 2
Saturday
Certified Aircraft (DE)
9/04/2016
G-IINI
RV-9A
1
EGHH
Prince Royal
Package 1
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
G-CBZX
MCR1
1
EGHH
Prince Royal
Package 2
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
D-EVKK
RV-8
2
EDBA
Milton
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
G-BZTN
Europa
1
EGHH
Prince Royal
Package 2
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
G-IIRV
RV-7A
1
EGBJ
Prince Royal
Package 1
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
D-EPPN
Kitfox 4 - Speedster
2
EDKB
Prince Royal
Package 1
Friday
Approved - Cancel (DE)
30/06/2016
G-CDRV
RV-9A
2
EGSX
Milton
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
HB-YTM
KITFOX S7SS
2
LSZT
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Approved (CH)
30/06/2016
OE-ATT
RV-12
2
LOAG
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Approved (AT)
30/06/2016
N2501A
Thorp T211
1
EBGB
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
N667JS
Thorp T211
1
EBGB
None
None
Saturday
Documents Pending (BE)
27/05/2016
F-PJKV
1961 Baladin MP2
1
EBGB
None
None
Saturday
Documents Pending (BE)
27/05/2016
OO-145
Europa XS
2
EBZH
None
None
Saturday
Approved (BE)
30/05/2016
OO-157
RV-7A
2
EBNM
None
None
Sunday
Approved (BE)
30/05/2016
PH-DRV
RV-12
2
EHSE
None
None
Sunday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
G-RVIB
RV-6
2
EINC
Milton
None
Friday
Approved (IE)
30/06/2016
EI-VII
RV-7
2
EIWT
Prince Royal
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (IE)
30/06/2016
G-CETS
RV-7
2
ZZZZ Bidford
Prince Royal
Package 1
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
D-EXWB
RV-9A
1
EDFC
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
PH-IXI
RV-7
2
EHLE
None
Package 1
Friday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
F-PDHV
Verhees Delta
1
EBLE
None
None
Saturday
On trailer (FR)
13/06/2016
PH-RVN
RV-9A
2
EHSE
None
Package 1
Friday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
N41AB
Glasair III
2
EDGS
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
PH-PWP
RV-7A
2
EHLE
Milton
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
N107XR
DR107
1
EDFY
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
HB-YJR
Express S-90
3
LSZF
Milton (3s)
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (CH)
30/06/2016
G-NPKJ
RV-6
2
EGNE
Prince Royal
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
OO-162
Twister
1
EBZR
None
Package 2
Saturday
Approved (BE)
18/06/2016
F-PKRL
EuropaXS
4
EBLE
None
BBQ only
Friday
On trailer (FR)
18/06/2016
D-ENRV
RV-7
2
EDMG
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
PH-VII
RV-7
2
EHRD
None
None
Saturday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
OE-CNH
Europa
2
LOXT
None
None
Saturday
Approved (AT)
30/06/2016
PH-VVV
SportCruiser
2
EBSH
None
None
Sunday
Approved (NL)
1/07/2016
N99PV
Pulsar
1
EDAZ
Milton
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
SP-YCS
Carbon Cub Ex
2
EPMR
Prince Royal (2s)
Package 1
Friday
Approved (PL)
30/06/2016
OO-NTF
Cessna Fr 172 H
1
EBZH
None
None
Sunday
Certified Aircraft (BE)
24/06/2016
PH-YCM
Cherry BX2
2
EHSE
None
None
Saturday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
D-EEES
RV-4
2
EDVU
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
N386TD
RV-7
2
EDRK
None
None
Saturday
Documents Pending (DE)
26/06/2016
OO-VCL
C152
2
EBGB
None
None
Sunday
Certified Aircraft (BE)
28/06/2016
D-KNEE
Grob G109B
2
ELUS
None
None
Saturday
Certified Aircraft (LU)
26/06/2016
PH-AJH
BX-2 Cherry
2
EHBK
None
None
Saturday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
PH-3P1
Eurofox
2
EHVE
None
None
Friday
Approved (NL)
30/06/2016
PH-EMG
Kitfox 5 Vixen
1
EDKB
None
None
Saturday
Approved (DE)
30/06/2016
PH-SKC
C172
3
EHHV
Milton
Package 1
Friday
Certified Aircraft (NL)
27/06/2016
D-EWKU
Glasair 2S
2
EDLM
None
None
Saturday
Documents Pending (DE)
27/06/2016
G-TERO
RV-7
1
EGHF
None
None
Friday
Approved (UK)
30/06/2016
N205CN
Europa XS
1
UKKK
None
None
Saturday
Own permit (UK)
28/06/2016
PH-SKY
MCR4S
2
EHLE
None
None
Saturday
Approved (NL)
1/07/2016
CAR
L. de Groot
1
EHRD
Milton
Package 1
Friday
By Car.
30/06/2016
CAR
M. Nolte
1
Aachen
Milton
Package 1
Friday
By Car.
30/06/2016
OO-156
RV-9A
2
EBZR
None
None
Friday
Approved (BE)
1/07/2016

 

Event information

During the first weekend of July a group of amateur aircraft builders will organize the second edition of "Experimental Days". Like last year we expect an international audience of amateur aircraft builders from all over Europe.

For many flying an aircraft is a childhood dream. At Aeroclub Sanicole in Hechtel you can already learn to fly since the early 70s. But for a growing group of pilots it does not end there. They build their own aircraft in which the fly themselves.

Building an airplane is not an obvious undertaking. There are understandably strict rules and there is slightly more to it than tinkering with a classic car or motorcycle. However, it is not an impossible task. With much perseverance, patience and time, it is a project with a great success rate. To increase this rate of success, the exchange of knowledge is essential.

RV-10
VAN'S RV-10 Aircraft


During the Experimental Days, these amateur aircraft builders will gather at Sanicole airfield, often with their self-built aircraft, to catch up about their hobby in an uncomplicated laid back atmosphere. Workshops and information sessions are organized and knowledge and tips are shared. Everything this weekend in about "Experimentals", as we also call these aircraft.

It is a misconception that self-built aircraft were unsafe. The reality is that they are built with the utmost care and attention to safety and detail. It are gems and their owners are happy to let admire. Therefore, everyone is welcome to immerse themselves in the world of aircraft construction. Whether one itself is planning to build a airplane, or is building an experimental aircraft already, or is just curious. We are expecting you on the first weekend of July at Aeroclub Sanicole on the Kamperbaan in Hechtel.

For more information you may contact us using the form below. If you would like to register your aircraft, you may use the form in the grey column on the right.

Information for the press:
Download press release (Dutch version - other languages on request).

The Experimental Days team.

Registration form


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Thank you to register with this form. Registration is mandatory.

IMPORTANT: Experimental aircraft registered outside Belgium require a permit! More information here below.

We are aware that this is not the most welcoming procedure, but hope to count on your kind co-operation. The permit will be free of charge if you summit the following details before Thursday 30th of June 2016 to info@experimentaldays.be with your aircraft registration in the subject:

  • Proof of aircraft insurance
  • License of pilot in command
  • Airworthiness document

Kindly check that the documents are valid until at least the 3rd of July 2016 and that the call sign is clearly readable. A copy of the page with the relevant information is enough.

You may cancel your reservation until Friday 1st of July 2016 as from than we are counting on your presence.

The hotel Au Prince Royal need to be booked directly with the hotel. Shuttle services to other accommodations will be on best effort basis. More information in the accommodation section.

Type CAR in the "Aircraft Registration" field in case your are visiting by car.





Number of persons:
1 2 3 4 5 6

Day of arrival:
Friday Saturday Sunday

Catering package:
Package 1 (from Friday) Package 2 (from Saturday) No package

Accommodation:
Hotel Au Prince Royal Military housing Other accommodation

Comments:

Your registration will be added in the registrations section of this website. It will also have your permit status listed. Please check it before departing.

Contact Us

Do you want to get in touch? Please leave your message below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like to register your aircraft, then please use the registration form in the grey column instead.


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