Traffic Information

    1. Noise abatement

    At all times, the city centre of Sint-Truiden as well as the villages and residential areas of Aalst, Kerkom and Muizen shall not be overflown.
    Touch and go’s are not permitted after 19:00 LMT

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    2. Flying restrictions:

    Can be imposed during RPAS operations when R-zones are active.

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    3. Radio communications:

    2-way radio communications are mandatory before taxiing out and before entering the BRUSTEM ATZ for arriving traffic on “BRUSTEM Radio” frequency 119.975 MHZ. (Basic information will be provided only, no ATC).
    Arriving and departing traffic should adhere to the arriving and departing information that is provided by “BRUSTEM Radio”
    Within the BRUSTEM ATZ, pilots have to report their different positions in the circuit pattern, using the ICAO radio procedures.
    Pilots are responsible to maintain proper spacing in compliance with the Rules of the Air. However, pilots may be requested to report at specific positions. These are requests, not instructions, but it is expected that pilots will comply in order to improve the situational awareness and flight safety of others, flying in the BRUSTEM ATZ (manned and unmanned)
    In order to avoid dangerous situations during RPAS operations, arrival and departure information restrictions, including taxi and take off information restrictions, will be provided by the duty Aerodrome Commander.

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    4. Start-up and taxi:

    Start up can be made at your own discretion. However, it is advisable to request for start up clearance in order not to hold position with engine running in case of taxi and take off information restrictions. At the same time this radio transmission can be seen as a radio check, as 2-way radio communications are mandatory/compulsory.
    It is recommended to ask for taxi request as well, in order to avoid taxi problems between incoming and outgoing traffic. However, 2-way radio communication is mandatory/compulsory before taxiing out.

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    5. Take off and landings:

    Will always be made as of the displaced thresholds for all airplanes and helicopters.
    Entering the runway for lining up and taking off is the pilot’s responsibility/discretion (no clearance provided by Brustem Radio)
    Landing is the pilot’s responsibility/discretion. For safety reasons, pilots should always report “final” (no clearance provided by Brustem Radio).

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    6. Engine test and warm up area:

    At the holding point RWY 24 R

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    7. Visual reporting points:

    During RPAS operation it could be requested by “Brustem radio” to enter and/or exit the BRUSTEM ATZ via following visual reporting points to isolate manned from unmanned traffic operating above 150FT AGL:

      Position: 50° 48’ 18.16”N 005° 19’ 50.22”E
      Associated landmark: Village of Borgloon
      Position: 50° 44’ 22”N 005° 07’ 27”E
      Associated landmark: Road/railway crossing south of village of Gingelom

    • Altitudes
      Inbound traffic: 2000 FT AMSL
      Outbound traffic:
      PROP/HEL: 1450 FT AMSL
      ULM: 1250 FT AMSL

    • Track from and to the entry/exit points
      1. Inbound traffic proceeds via:
        Downwind position
      2. Outbound traffic proceeds via:
        Cross wind leg
        Downwind leg

        8. During RPAS operations

        The duty Aerodrome Commander will provide arrival and landing information (approval or disapproval) on “Brustem Radio” before entering the BRUSTEM ATZ.
        During simultaneous operations of aircraft and RPAS, visiting/arriving aircraft joining the circuit are requested to follow the recommendations of the DAC to proceed via:

    Entry point ECHO or SIERRA, to overhead the aerodrome at 2000 FT AMSL before proceeding to downwind at circuit altitude.
    Or, from the entry point proceed directly to the downwind position at circuit altitude

    Departing aircraft:
    Must avoid the SINT-TRUIDEN ATZ area west of the runway axis.
    When leaving the area via the circuit are requested to follow the recommendation of the DAC either to leave the SINT-TRUIDEN ATZ via the cross-wind leg or downwind leg towards the exit point.

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    9. Circuit training

    For noise abatement reasons, instructors should brief their students on the local noise abatement procedures.
    Single engine exercises, engine failure exercises after take off and forced landings are only allowed on RWY 24R and within the geographical limits of the aerodrome terrain.
    Touch and go’s are only allowed between 07:00 and 19:00 LMT
    Helicopter training (ground exercises, auto-rotation) to be executed minimum 100 M south of RWY 06L/24R axis, in the vicinity of the former German RWY (15/33)

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    10. Helicopter take off and landing points

    Primary: Threshold RWY 06L/24R
    Secondary, on request only: Threshold RWY 06C/24C

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