Basic Instrument Rating – Entry into force in 2021

The new Basic Instrument Rating (BIR) will finally enter into force on 8 September 2021. This new Rating – especially made for private pilots – will be a European (EASA) Rating, hence valid throughout Europe (but not elsewhere in the world, not an ICAO rating). The BIR will allow flight in class A airways. The […]

Easier access to IFR – The Basic Instrument Rating

The Basic Instrument Rating (BIR) should be adopted by the EASA in October 2019. It will likely be in force in the end of 2021.  You can contact us for more information and/or read the report below that has been produced on this topic.

Stampe V29 is back in Charleroi now!

After almost one year of absence, more than 10 countries overflown and an engine repaired and overhauled, ou beautiful bird, the Stampe SV-4B V29/OO-GWB, first Stampe in history to have reached Cape Town in South Africa from Europe, is now back in Charleroi (EBCI), her dear “nest”. You may visit the blog of our trip […]

African Air Journey in a Biplane

The rally is now over, we are back in Belgium, but you can still read our blog: and live again with us our adventure with our vintage Belgian biplane, a Stampe SV4-B, across the biggest continent of the world, Africa! We would like to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm during our journey!

Job offer – Flight Instructor

We are looking for a Flight Instructor: – PPL and/or CPL + FI + IR ratings – Available from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 5 pm – Self-employed status – Experience if possible, but not mandatory Please send us your CV + cover letter to:

Night Rating Next Theory Sessions

Our next theory sessions for the Night Rating are scheduled as follows: – Thursdays 20 & 27 October 2016, 19:00-21:30 – Thursdays 12 & 19 January 2017, 19:00-21:30 The course will be given by Cedric himself. Registrations are open! For any question or registration, please contact Alexandra or:

New airplane in the school!

We have recently acquired a Stampe SV-4, a beautiful vintage airplane designed in Belgium in the 1930s by two Belgian engineers, Jean Stampe & Maurice Vertongen, who had both a passion for flying. The initials of their surnames respectively gave birth to the acronym SV-4. Our biplane, registered as OO-GWB, is a SV-4b, a more […]

Night Rating: Next Briefing 7 & 14 January 2016

Our next theory session for the Night Rating will take place on 7 & 14 January 2016 in our offices in Charleroi (two sessions of 2h30 from 19:00 to 21:30). There are still two seats in the classroom. Please contact us on

En Route Instrument Rating

We are happy to inform you that our school has been approved (BE/ATO-306) by the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority to provide both ground and flight training, in Belgium, in order to obtain the new En-route Instrument Flight Rating (EIR). The EIR enables private pilots to fly the instruments in the en-route phase of flight. The […]

Night rating – Next session

The next theory session for the night flight rating will take place on Thursdays 15 and 22 January 2015 in Charleroi (EBCI) from 19:00 to 21:30. For more information or to register, please contact us on: