Registration Foreign Visitors AOPA Fly-In
DUTCH AOPA FLY-IN
Saturday, July 8th 2017 will be the day of the Dutch AOPA Fly-In.
The event will be held in the very East of the Netherlands near the German border, at the Enschede Airport Twente''. (EHTW)
This Airport is the very latest addition to Dutch GA fields. The former Air Force Base has opened its doors to GA traffic in the spring of 2017. Therefore a visit to this unique airfield with a 3km runway is a very special experience.
Flying in from the UK, Belgium, France or Germany is relatively feasible. All AOPA members and their passengers are very welcome. The airport only has JET A1 fuel.
During the day visitors can enjoy a great variety of delicious food and drinks from local vendors. We have invited some interesting speakers. There will be a fair with booths representing aviation companies, such as aircraft manufacturers, maintenance and training companies. You will also be able to have a close look at some new aircraft.
More importantly, it will be an event where all aspects of Dutch General Aviation are represented - ATC, Aviation Authorities and Interest Groups. So expect a great atmosphere and a great excuse to make an international trip.
For visitors (registration till 6st of July 12:00 LT)
AOPA Members have free access and do not have to pay landing fees. Please bring your AOPA card for easy identification.
For this event we use slottimes. Please check the available slottimes and let us know which one you'd like to use.
Non-AOPA members pay € 42.50 per plane. This includes the landing fees.
Passengers have free access.
Are you planning to come over? Let us know.
Please send an email to ledenadministratie[at]aopa.nl with the following information:
- Your full name
- Country of origin and AOPA membership number
- The requested slottime
- The registration and type of the aircraft with which you will fly to the Fly-In
- The airport of your departure
- The amount of persons on board (POB)
- Your email address
- Your telephone number
We are very happy to welcome you at our AOPA Netherlands Fly In on July 8th at Enschede Airport Twente (EHTW). CLICK here for specific instructions.
A couple of pointers for those of you flying in from abroad regarding required equipment in the EHAA (Amsterdam) FIR. These are derived from the aeronautical information publication (AIP) and aeronautical information circulars (AIC) mentioned. All these can be found on the AIS Netherlands website. (http://ais-netherlands.nl/, tab AIS publications, click “I agree” and “next”, tab AIP or AIC)
Twente Airport will not be published in AIP The Netherlands untill March 30th 2017 so here are a few ‘need to knows’ in advance:
An ATZ/RMZ is situated around the airfield, so only aircraft with radio can fly into Twente Airport.
The airport is VFR only.
For arrivals and departures the airport is 24 hr PPR, but when you register via ledenadministratie[at]aopa.nl or as a member via our website, no PPR approvals are needed for July 8th. If you want to arrive or depart on another date, please send an email with your request (including arrival/departure date and time, aircraft registration, full name and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org
8.33 KHZ radio is mandatory in some areas when flying VFR (including but not limited to military CTRs EHKD, EHDL, EHLW, EHWO, EHGR, EHEH, EHVK during tower opening hours) and always mandatory when flying IFR.
AIC A 02/2016
406 MHZ ELT is mandatory. This may be in lots of forms however, including portable.
AIC B 07/08
Mode S transponder is mandatory, however motorised VFR flights in class G airspace below 1200 ft AMSL (excluding the North Sea area Amsterdam, see ENR 2.2), non-motorised aircraft (gliders, hanggliders, parasailers or balloons) outside the transponder mandatory zones (TMZ, see ENR 2.2) are exempted.
AIP GEN 1.5 4.1
In short, it is possible to come to Enschede Airport Twente with a portable ELT and without a 8.33 KHZ radio and without a Mode S transponder. One would have to stay outside the military CTRs when the tower is active (outside these times crossing clearance may be obtained from Dutch Mil flight information) and stay below 1200 feet AMSL.
Please note that this message from AOPA Netherlands is a guide only and not an exemption from the normal Pilot In Command responsibilty for a proper flightpreparation.