Date

1 - 2 - 3 July 2022

Location

Sanicole Airfield (EBLE) Belgium

Aircraft

52 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 since 2019 it is 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!

Get an Invitation

Registration / Registration is mandatory

To ensure the best expirience we limit the number of aircraft for this event. Registration is thus mandatory. This event is open to all. Every aircraft is welcome.

To get an invitation you enter your e-mail address below and press the "Request an Invitation" button.

Within minutes you will receive an e-mail with a link to your personal invitation. 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 2022 / 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.

"Fietsen door de bomen"

Freely translated as “Cycling through the trees”. This unique and brandnew local attraction leads you to the treetops riding your bike. Enjoy the local nature, the fresh air and the green scenery of the local town. This program is in co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel.

NEW! The real Belgian fries!

The world famous Belgian fries will be served on Friday evening at 18h30. The price is €12,5 per person. Reservation is required before Thursday 30th of June 2022.

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. Price is 15 euro per person and per day. Reservation is required before Friday 1st of July 2022.

"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.

"Fietsen door de bomen"

Freely translated as “Cycling through the trees”. This unique local attraction leads you to the treetops riding your bike. Enjoy the local nature, the fresh air and the green scenery of the local town. This program is in co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel.

Snacks & 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! No reservations required.

NEW! Award ceremony

New for this year is our award ceremony. A jury will select a winner in the following catergories. Each price is presented by one of our partners.

  • - Best Vintage
  • - Best Homtbuilt - Presented by PMM Wingservice
  • - Longest distance travelled - Presented by the mayor of Hechtel-Eksel
  • - 'Crazy Bird' for most exceptional flight/aircraft/pilot or dedication
  • - 'Unlucky bird' - Presented by the ADD Insurance

Luxury BBQ

A luxury BBQ in the evening sun with a spendid view over the airfield. Price €30 per person. Reservation is required before Wednesday 29th of June 2022.

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. Price is 15 euro per person and per day. Reservation is required before Friday 1st of July 2022.

"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.

"Fietsen door de bomen"

Freely translated as “Cycling through the trees”. This unique local attraction leads you to the treetops riding your bike. Enjoy the local nature, the fresh air and the green scenery of the local town. This program is in co-operation with Hechtel-Eksel.

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!

Partners / Thank you!

Testimonials / What visitors say about us

Accommodation / 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 a hotel you can book it on your booking platform of preference directly with the owners. We offer complementary shuttle service to hotels within the vicinity of the airfield in the towns of Leopoldsburg, Hechtel-Eksel, Peer, Lommel, Balen, Beringen and Heusden-Zolder.

IMPORTANT! Update 22 March 2022: We are unable to use the military barraks anymore. The Belgian military changed the rental policy and doesn't allow any civilian use.

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. You may enter via Kortrijk-Wevelgem, Ostend or Calais 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 "Get an Invitation" 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)F-PANIRV7LF3126 SabonnèresArrivalNicolas d’Otreppe
Friday (09h - 12h)F-PREYOceanair TC-120ZZZZ VerchocqArrivalAlistair Roxburgh
Friday (09h - 12h)G-FUUNSilence TwisterOld Warden EGTHArrivalAndy McKee
Friday (09h - 12h)G-RVFTRV8ZZZZArrivalRogier Westerhuis
Friday (09h - 12h)LNLOBF8L FALCOEBMOArrivalLUC AUDOORE
Friday (09h - 12h)OO-161RV-7EBLEArrivalWillems
Friday (09h - 12h)PH-TGRVan's RV 4EDLAArrivalMartin Sauer
Friday (12h - 15h)F-PANIRV7LF3126 SabonnèresDepartureNicolas d’Otreppe
Friday (12h - 15h)F-PLLEVans RV9ALFOBArrivalLasse Espersen
Friday (12h - 15h)G BESISAE. Cavalier 102.5RufforthArrivalMichael Place
Friday (12h - 15h)G BYNKROBIN HR 200BodminArrivalReginald John Stainer
Friday (12h - 15h)G CLJUWassmer wa40Zzzz. UkArrivalAndy Sellars
Friday (12h - 15h)G-AYGDJodel DR1051Oaksey parkArrivalJeremy Liber
Friday (12h - 15h)G-BUCOPietenpol Air CsmperHampstead Norris UKArrivalAlan James
Friday (12h - 15h)G-CFLGCRUZBaxterley Farm (EGBBArrivalGraham Greensall
Friday (12h - 15h)G-NEATEuropaDunkeswell EnglandArrivalPhil Foden
Friday (12h - 15h)GOCRZSportcruiserZZZZArrivalPeter Marsden
Friday (12h - 15h)G-OMIKEuropaEGLMArrivalPotts
Friday (12h - 15h)G-RIXSEuropaZZZ Defford UKArrivalT Houlihan
Friday (12h - 15h)GRVDBRV7ZZZZ BeningtonArrivalDavid Broom
Friday (12h - 15h)G-UKRVVans RV7AEGSXArrivalJames Hunt
Friday (12h - 15h)HB-YSIRV14Ecuvillens LSGEArrivalVonlanthen Yvar
Friday (12h - 15h)LNLOBF8L FALCOEBMODepartureLUC AUDOORE
Friday (12h - 15h)OE-CCMLancair390LOIJArrivalChristian Meier
Friday (15h - 18h)DEEEGRv7EDTDArrivalTobias Treichel
Friday (15h - 18h)DEFLFC172EDMAArrivalThomas Sturzenhecker
Friday (15h - 18h)D-EIGTRV-8EDMGArrivalHermann Schiele
Friday (15h - 18h)F-PDADRV9ALFAVArrivalDe Brandt
Friday (15h - 18h)G-CDRVRV0EGSXArrivalRichard Woodford
Friday (15h - 18h)G-CGTTEV97EGKLArrivalDonald Walker
Friday (15h - 18h)G-CKZXGlastarEGCGArrivalPETE HARRISON
Friday (15h - 18h)G-IOSLRV9EGTUArrivalLeach
Friday (15h - 18h)G-LASRGlasairEGCVArrivalGeoffrey Lewis
Friday (15h - 18h)G-MURGVans RV6EGSXArrivalDavid Lawer
Friday (15h - 18h)G-OOGYQuikRHarringeArrivalIan Withers
Friday (15h - 18h)G-ORVERV6EGCVArrivalRob Swain
Friday (15h - 18h)G-TERORV 7Boarhunt UKArrivalAndy Phillips
Friday (15h - 18h)HB-YNDGlastarLSZMArrivalHeinz Stähli
Friday (15h - 18h)I-BRMSGLASTAR (GLST)VERCELLI (LILI)ArrivalGIORGIO FRANK
Friday (15h - 18h)PH-KMJCRUZ SportcruiserLSZKArrivalViktor Strausak
Friday (15h - 18h)SE-BFXErcoupeESNAArrivalSven-Erik Pira
Friday (15h - 18h)SE-XTHThorp T18ESSUArrivalV. Buhus
Friday (18h - 20h)G-LARKHelton LarkEGBNArrivalChapman
Saturday (09h - 12h)D-EMOCMooney M20JEBGBArrivalMELIS Marc
Saturday (09h - 12h)D-ESTSPA18-150EBZRArrivalRonge
Saturday (09h - 12h)HB-OTWPiper PA24LSZRArrivalBaris Yildirim
Saturday (09h - 12h)OO-162Silence TwisterEBZRArrivalJohan Teerlinck
Saturday (09h - 12h)OO-LVPPa18EBGBArrivalMombers Paul
Saturday (09h - 12h)PH-BAGAquila A211EHSEArrivalErwin van der Waal
Saturday (09h - 12h)PHRVPRV7EBGBArrivalRonald De Meerleer
Saturday (12h - 15h)D-ESTSPA18-150EBZRDepartureRonge
Saturday (12h - 15h)GBWMBJodel D119Hinton in the HedgesArrivalColin Hughes
Saturday (12h - 15h)HB-YLLRV-6.9LSZFArrivalDan Ruiters
Saturday (12h - 15h)PH-AMDEuropa XSEHRDArrivalvan der Toorn
Saturday (12h - 15h)PH-BAGAquila A211EHSEDepartureErwin van der Waal
Saturday (15h - 18h)DEEEGRv7EDTDDepartureTobias Treichel
Saturday (15h - 18h)D-EIGTRV-8EDMGDepartureHermann Schiele
Saturday (15h - 18h)D-EMOCMooney M20JEBGBDepartureMELIS Marc
Saturday (15h - 18h)F-JBFCVL3EBZRArrivalRon Wullaert
Saturday (15h - 18h)G-CFLGCRUZBaxterley Farm (EGBBDepartureGraham Greensall
Saturday (15h - 18h)OO-LVPPa18EBGBDepartureMombers Paul
Saturday (15h - 18h)PHRVPRV7EBGBDepartureRonald De Meerleer
Saturday (15h - 18h)SE-XTHThorp T18ESSUDepartureV. Buhus
Saturday (18h - 20h)F-JBFCVL3EBZRDepartureRon Wullaert
Saturday (18h - 20h)PH-AMDEuropa XSEHRDDeparturevan der Toorn
Sunday (09h - 12h)DEFLFC172EDMADepartureThomas Sturzenhecker
Sunday (09h - 12h)F-PLLEVans RV9ALFOBDepartureLasse Espersen
Sunday (09h - 12h)G BESISAE. Cavalier 102.5RufforthDepartureMichael Place
Sunday (09h - 12h)G BYNKROBIN HR 200BodminDepartureReginald John Stainer
Sunday (09h - 12h)G CLJUWassmer wa40Zzzz. UkDepartureAndy Sellars
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-BUCOPietenpol Air CsmperHampstead Norris UKDepartureAlan James
Sunday (09h - 12h)GBWMBJodel D119Hinton in the HedgesDepartureColin Hughes
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-FUUNSilence TwisterOld Warden EGTHDepartureAndy McKee
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-IOSLRV9EGTUDepartureLeach
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-LASRGlasairEGCVDepartureGeoffrey Lewis
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-NEATEuropaDunkeswell EnglandDeparturePhil Foden
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-OOGYQuikRHarringeDepartureIan Withers
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-ORVERV6EGCVDepartureRob Swain
Sunday (09h - 12h)G-RIXSEuropaZZZ Defford UKDepartureT Houlihan
Sunday (09h - 12h)GRVDBRV7ZZZZ BeningtonDepartureDavid Broom
Sunday (09h - 12h)HB-YNDGlastarLSZMDepartureHeinz Stähli
Sunday (09h - 12h)HB-YSIRV14Ecuvillens LSGEDepartureVonlanthen Yvar
Sunday (09h - 12h)I-BRMSGLASTAR (GLST)VERCELLI (LILI)DepartureGIORGIO FRANK
Sunday (09h - 12h)OE-CCMLancair390LOIJDepartureChristian Meier
Sunday (09h - 12h)PH-KMJCRUZ SportcruiserLSZKDepartureViktor Strausak
Sunday (09h - 12h)PH-TGRVan's RV 4EDLADepartureMartin Sauer
Sunday (12h - 15h)F-PDADRV9ALFAVDepartureDe Brandt
Sunday (12h - 15h)F-PREYOceanair TC-120ZZZZ VerchocqDepartureAlistair Roxburgh
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-CDRVRV0EGSXDepartureRichard Woodford
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-CGTTEV97EGKLDepartureDonald Walker
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-CKZXGlastarEGCGDeparturePETE HARRISON
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-LARKHelton LarkEGBNDepartureChapman
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-MURGVans RV6EGSXDepartureDavid Lawer
Sunday (12h - 15h)GOCRZSportcruiserZZZZDeparturePeter Marsden
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-OMIKEuropaEGLMDeparturePotts
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-TERORV 7Boarhunt UKDepartureAndy Phillips
Sunday (12h - 15h)G-UKRVVans RV7AEGSXDepartureJames Hunt
Sunday (12h - 15h)HB-OTWPiper PA24LSZRDepartureBaris Yildirim
Sunday (12h - 15h)HB-YLLRV-6.9LSZFDepartureDan Ruiters
Sunday (12h - 15h)SE-BFXErcoupeESNADepartureSven-Erik Pira
Sunday (15h - 18h)G-AYGDJodel DR1051Oaksey parkDepartureJeremy Liber
Sunday (15h - 18h)G-RVFTRV8ZZZZDepartureRogier Westerhuis
Sunday (15h - 18h)OO-161RV-7EBLEDepartureWillems
Sunday (15h - 18h)OO-162Silence TwisterEBZRDepartureJohan Teerlinck

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