Date

5 - 6 - 7 July 2019

Location

Sanicole Airfield (EBLE) Belgium

Slots

22 registered!

For who

Everyone welcome!

About Experimental Days / An organisation by Aeroclub Sanicole

Experimental Days is an event dedicated to aircraft builders and restorers. Aircraft from all over Europe fly to Sanicole Airfield in Belgium for a weekend filled with aviation joy. All aircraft of any type are welcome to join!

In 2017 and 2018 this event was temporary renamed to EFLEVA Days, to support the European Federation of Light, Experimental and Vintage Aircraft (EFLEVA), but in 2019 it will be back under it's original name and concept.

Since 2015 Aeroclub Sanicole, known for its yearly airshow in September, organizes this event dedicated to aircraft builders and restorers.

It all started with a few club members who regularly visited fly-in’s abroad in their amateur-built aircraft. The Belgian regulations made such an event a difficult undertaking. Thanks to the support of EFLEVA, the Belgian Transportation Authorities and VVMV the permit to over-fly Belgium changed and made it possible for foreign aircraft to freely visit Belgium (conditions apply). Since then this event is known by many and attracts pilots from countries as far as Italy, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal,... and many more.

Register today for this unique gathering. You will not regret!

Register

Registration / Registration is mandatory

To register you simply enter your e-mail address below and press the "Request Registration E-Mail" button.

Within minutes you will receive an e-mail with a link to your personal registration page. You may register multiple aircraft at once. The same link remains valid to update your registration. If you don't receive a message ensure to check your SPAM folder.

Your registration will then be listed on the registrations list lower on this page.

We are pleased to announce that amateur-built and certain historic aircraft registered in European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) member states no longer require a permit to over fly Belgian territory for 30 days in a calendar year.



Remember to register your slot using the link in the e-mail you will receive. Your registration is only completed if a slot is selected. If you are coming by car you can contact us using the contact form below.

Event Schedule 2019 / This schedule will be updated regularly once activities get confirmed

Arrivals & Departures

Visitors will arrive and depart in their home-built or vintage aircraft from all over Europe. Please note that a slot is required when you plan to fly in.

Bicycles available

There are free bicycles available near the pilot lounge. Hilde prepared a nice tour or you can explore on your own. Keys are available in the pilot lounge.

To be announced

Program will be announced later. At this moment the 2019 activities are not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information.

Pizza in wood oven

There will be a varity of pizza made in wood oven at 18h30. Price without package: €15 per person. This buffet is included if you choose a package.

Social evening with Belgian beers

Meet fellow aircraft builders, restorers and enthusiasts. Belgian beers and other drinks available at the bar. We offer regular shuttle service to accommodation.

Arrivals & Departures

Visitors will arrive and depart in their home-built or vintage aircraft from all over Europe. Please note that a slot is required when you plan to fly in.

Breakfast

Enjoy a lovely breakfast buffet in our club house to prepare for a day full of aviation. This buffet is included if you ordered a catering package from Friday to Sunday.

"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.

Bicycles available

There are free bicycles available near the pilot lounge. Hilde prepared a nice tour or you can explore on your own. Keys are available in the pilot lounge.

To be announced

Program will be announced later. At this moment the 2019 activities are not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information.

Bratwurst & Belgian Ice Cream

After the huge success of last year during Experimental Days we couldn't do other than serving it again for Experimental Days. Enjoy!

Sandwich Buffet

Delicious sandwich buffet will be served inside the club house. This buffet is included if you ordered a catering package.

Flying Ladies in co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel

Who said that aircraft are only for men? There is no reason to leave the ladies at home! This program in kind co-operation of the commune Hechtel-Eksel is especially for the ladies, and by the ladies of Sanicole Aeroclub. Program will be announced later. At this moment the 2019 activities are not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information.

To be announced

Program will be announced later. At this moment the 2019 activities are not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information.

Belgian's finest vintage aircraft

A showcase of Belgian's finest restorations and vintage aircraft. Weather depending Raymond will fly-in a selection of his aircraft and is more than happy to let us enjoy them.

Welcome Speech & Drink

A -short- welcome speech on behalf of team Experimental Days at Aeroclub Sanicole (VVMV) with a nice aperitif.

Luxury BBQ

A luxury BBQ in the evening sun with a spendid view over the airfield. Price without package: €20 per person. This buffet is included if you ordered a catering package.

Social evening with Belgian beers

Meet fellow aircraft builders, restorers and enthusiasts. Belgian beers and other drinks available at the bar. We offer regular shuttle service to accommodation.

Arrivals & Departures

Visitors will arrive and depart in their home-built or vintage aircraft from all over Europe. Please note that a slot is required when you plan to fly in.

Breakfast

Enjoy a lovely breakfast buffet in our club house to prepare for a day full of aviation. This buffet is included if you ordered a catering package from Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Sunday.

To be announced

Program will be announced later. At this moment the 2019 activities are not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information.

"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.

Bicycles available

There are free bicycles available near the pilot lounge. Hilde prepared a nice tour or you can explore on your own. Keys are available in the pilot lounge.

Bratwurst Sandwich

A great ending of the weekend and to prepare for your flight home. This sandwich is included if you choose package.

Belgian Ice Cream

After the huge success of last year during Experimental Days we couldn't do other than serving it again for Experimental Days. Enjoy!

Belgian's finest vintage aircraft

Belgian's finest restorations and vintage aircraft will be on display. Weather depending Raymond will fly-in a selection of his aircraft and is more than happy to let us enjoy them.

Partners / Thank you!

Testimonials / What visitors say about us

Accommodation & Catering / We provide the following options

We are now able to offer camping at the airfield! It will be next to your aircraft and only for the passengers of the aircraft. No campers allowed. There will be basic showering facilities.

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 twin rooms (seperated by wall) 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.

Hotels in the vicinity of the airfield: Mezzo Hotel or Hotel Au Prince Royal or Hotel De Boskar 1773 or B&B Sneprooi or Alloggio Sogni D'Oro

Shuttle service to other accommodations then Milton or Prince Royal is on best effort basis.

2 Day Pack

65
Sandwich lunch Saturday
BBQ diner Saturday
Breakfast Sunday
Sandwich lunch Sunday
Pay on arrival

Milton

18
Single or twin room
Price per night and per person
Shuttle service included (~ 1 km)
Showers available
Pay on arrival

IMPORTANT: Prices for 2019 are not confirmed yet. They are based on 2018 and subject to minor changes. You may always cancel your reservation up to 1 day before the event without costs.

Event FAQS / find your answers

Of course not! All enthousiasts are welcome! Our focus is mainly on Experimental and Vintage aircraft, but you can also register with your Cessna, gyrocopter or helicopter. You can even visit us by car.

We are not an entry airport for Schengen but we partnered with Oostend Airport (EBOS) for those who are visiting us from outside Schengen.

Please first land at any entry airport before coming to EBLE.

Yes they are!

Please note that gyrocopters need a special permit from the Belgian government.

You can find the request form for this permit here: http://mobilit.belgium.be/nl/Resources/formulieren/luchtvaart/form_luchtvaartuigen_autogiro

In case you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Slots are not a rigid system. They are there to ensure spacing between aircraft and promote safety.

If you miss your slot for any reason you can book a new available slot on our website at any time or contact us for a new slot.

When you already commenced your flight you continue and keep a safe seperation between other aircraft.

If you can not make it, please remove your slot to give other the chance to use it.

News / The latest updates!

The Magic of Flight for Bode

The Magic of Flight for Bode

Do you like your aircraft as much as little Bode? He is having loads of fun with his uncle! I wish I had an uncle like Bode... :-) We are sure you will have loads of fun too when you register and join all other aviation enthousiasts during Experimental Days! Click on the image to see the full video.

Location

Aeroclub Sanicole
Kamperbaan 165
3940 Hechtel-Eksel
Belgium
+32 (0)11 34 27 39

info@experimentaldays.be

Pilot briefing

Registrations / All registered aircraft are listed here

All registered aircraft are listed below with their current slot times. If you would like to register then click the "Registration" button in the sections above. You will then receive an e-mail that guides you to your personal registration page. If you wish to update your registration you may use the same link to get access to your current bookings. In case you have issues with your booking you may also contact us using the contact form below.

Slot TimeCall SignAircraft TypeHome BaseTypePilot Name
Friday (09h - 12h)D-EGUWCH7AEBLEArrivalWim Van Malcot
Friday (09h - 12h)F-PLLEVans RV9ALFOBArrivalLasse Espersen
Friday (09h - 12h)OO-161RV7EBLEArrivalWillems Gerry
Friday (09h - 12h)PH-SCPVans RV-9EBZWArrivalSimon Paul
Friday (12h - 15h)G-CBZXMCR1EGHHArrivalCHRIS FREEMAN
Friday (12h - 15h)GKRUZSC3SittlesArrivalTony /Paul
Friday (15h - 18h)G RVIOVansRV10Parsons FarmArrivalRoger Hopkinson
Friday (15h - 18h)GRVCERV6AZZZZ Rendcomb UKArrivalMike Barnard
Friday (15h - 18h)G-STNGTL20EGXYArrivalDavid Hill
Friday (15h - 18h)HB-YKPGlastarLSZFArrivalWerner Schneider
Friday (18h - 20h)GBXPIVans RV4EGOQArrivalBryan Diggins
Sunday (09h - 12h)F-PLLEVans RV9ALFOBDepartureLasse Espersen
Sunday (09h - 12h)G RVIOVansRV10Parsons FarmDepartureRoger Hopkinson
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-CBZXMCR1EGHHDepartureCHRIS FREEMAN
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-STNGTL20EGXYDepartureDavid Hill
Sunday (09h - 12h)HB-YKPGlastarLSZFDepartureWerner Schneider
Sunday (12h - 15h)GBXPIVans RV4EGOQDepartureBryan Diggins
Sunday (12h - 15h)GRVCERV6AZZZZ Rendcomb UKDepartureMike Barnard
Sunday (15h - 18h)D-EGUWCH7AEBLEDepartureWim Van Malcot
Sunday (15h - 18h)GKRUZSC3SittlesDepartureTony /Paul
Sunday (15h - 18h)OO-161RV7EBLEDepartureWillems Gerry
Sunday (15h - 18h)PH-SCPVans RV-9EBZWDepartureSimon Paul

Contact Us / We are happy to help you with all your questions