Dear IVAO member, first of all thanks a lot for your interest in the Brussels South Charleroi Real Flight Event! On Saturday 14 September the traffic volume on Brussels South Charleroi Airport will be higher than usual. A good preparation will thus be key in order to facilitate a smooth operation. There is a famous saying in aviation:
"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail"
To help you preparing yourself we listed some important items below. The information covers general flying aspects as well as specific procedures in use at Charleroi. You will also find a quiz enabling you to test your ability to use the documentation. Please read through and enjoy your flight(s) during the event!
You are expected to be aware of the information specified and referred to in the subchapters below. The main source is the Belgium & Luxembourg AIP. Please use this or other equivalent documents when planning, preparing and performing your flight(s) for this event. By doing so you will do yourself, other pilots and controllers a big favour.
|EBCI_GND||Charleroi Ground||121.805 8.33 kHz CH|
|EBCI_TWR||Charleroi Tower||121.305 8.33 kHz CH|
|EDYY_BRU_CTR||Maastricht Radar||132.205 8.33 kHz CH|
If you don't have an 8.33 kHz capable radio installed you can't dial 8.33 kHz channels from inside the aircraft. (X-)IvAp will need to be used instead. (X-)IvAp is capable for both 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz spaced channel selection. You shall select the required channel in IvAp using LSK 1L or the .c command (for detailed info please refer to (X-)IvAp manual).
Every flight in the booking system contains a dedicated page with flight details. You can access it by clicking on the status button on the 'My booked flights' page. You are kindly asked to log in to the network with the ATC Callsign (NOT the Flight Number!) and park your aircraft on the allocated stand, unless otherwise instructed by ATC.
Please try to adhere to the Scheduled Time of Departure (STD) and Scheduled Time of Arrival (STA) as announced on the flight details page. For inbound flights to Charleroi it would be ideal if you can plan you arrival on the stand at the STA time (expect about 5 minutes inbound taxi time). For outbound flights from Charleroi please plan your flight so that you can pushback and/or start the engines within 15 minutes around the STD time.
The booking system contains the real-life flight schedule for Brussels South Charleroi. Scheduled flights can be booked on the 'Flight schedule' page. All scheduled flights are based on real flight data for 14 September 2019. However, sometimes real-life schedules can change. If you spot any inaccurate information, don't hesitate to let us know.
Apart from the scheduled flights Brussels South Charleroi also handles a lot of general aviation traffic, both from business aviation companies and flying schools. Are you fancying a beautiful VFR flight in the vicinity of the airport or would you prefer a business aviation flight to/from an exclusive airport? It’s all possible in this event! You can plan your own custom general aviation flights provided that you comply with the rules as specified on the 'General aviation' page in the booking system.
Due to the increased traffic volume you might experience busier voice communication channels than usual. In order to assure a smooth operation please pay attention to the following items (source IVAO Radiotelephony Basics):
Below you can find the most accurate sceneries for Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D and X-Plane available at the moment.
|EBCI - Charleroi||P3Dv1-4||FREEWARE||2019||The scenery should be compatible with FSX as well.||AIP Charts|
|FSX | P3Dv1-3||PAYWARE||2016||Scenery blogspot|
|X-Plane 11||FREEWARE||2019||Thanks to scenery developer relicroy|
If you book a flight and are unable to perform it for whatever reason except for emergencies, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. That way the flight becomes available again for other interested members. We obviously understand you might not be able to remove your booking in case of an emergency.
The statistics from our past RFEs show a relative high number of booked flights not being flown, making it very unlikely that all no-show bookings had to do with emergencies. As a participant it is your responsibility to either perform the flight or either cancel your booking. Seeing booked flights not being flown is sad, certainly given the big amount of preparation time going in this event. Please help us reduce those no-show numbers and make it a better experience for everyone involved ;)
Provided that you checked all the important items above, you are now ready to take a quiz. It will test your ability on using and understanding the different documents necessary before and during and after your flight(s).
Should you have any questions or remarks, don't hesitate to contact the BeLux Event Department.
Good luck and enjoy your flight(s)!
The BeLux division staff