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Pierre is a private pilot!

Pierre became a private pilot today after he passed his skill test with Serge (flight examiner) on board of the OO-WHY, our new Piper Warrior glass cockpit. Pierre started his PPL flight training in March…

First Solo for Ramy!

Ramy, who comes from Lebanon, was cleared by Frédéric V. for his first solo flight on Friday evening! He was flying the OO-JET and he is the first student of the school to be solo…

First Solo for Francisco!

Francisco, who is Spanish, was cleared by Serge for his first solo flight today! He was flying the OO-JET, from Charleroi Airport. Francisco started his PPL flight training in August 2023. He’s flying with several…

First Solo for Guillaume!

Guillaume was cleared by Frédéric J. for his first solo flight today! He was on board of the OO-IWA. Guillaume started his PPL flight training in February 2024. Thanks to his experience on microlights, he’s…

First Solo for Bartosz!

Bartosz, who is Polish and only 16 years old, was cleared by Frédéric V. for his first solo flight today! He was on board of the OO-IWA. Bartosz started his PPL flight training in November…

First Solo for Abdelmojib!

Abdelmojib, who is French, was cleared by Sébastien for his first solo flight today! He was on board of the OO-IWA. Abdelmojib started his PPL flight training in March 2023. He’s mostly been flying with…

First Solo for Ilias!

Ilias, who is only 18 years old, was cleared by Serge for his first solo flight on 23 April 2024! He was on board of the OO-IWA. Ilias started his PPL flight training in December…

First Solo for Eric!

For the very first time, Eric took off on his own with the OO-JET this evening! He was cleared for solo by our flight instructor Serge. Eric started his PPL flight training in the end…

First Solo for Julian!

Julian, who is German, was cleared for his first solo flight by Olivier this evening! He was flying the OO-IWA, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38. Julian started his PPL flight training in July 2023.…

First Solo for Virgil!

Virgil did his first solo flight this morning! He was cleared by Serge and he was flying the OO-IWA, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38. Virgil started his PPL flight training in September 2023. He…

Gaspard is a private pilot!

Gaspard became a private pilot Friday 5 April after he passed his skill test with Serge (flight examiner) on board of the OO-VNI. Gaspard is only nineteen years old! Gaspard started his PPL training in…

First Solo for Micah!

Micah, who comes from the USA, did his first solo flight in the school on Wednesday the 3rd of April 2024! He was cleared by Serge and he was flying the OY-PHK, one of our…

Emmanuel is a private pilot!

Emmanuel joined the happy club of private pilots today! He was on board of the OO-JET and passed his skill test with Serge (flight examiner). Emmanuel started his flight training in April 2023 and he…

First Solo for Manuel!

Manuel, who is Spanish, did his first solo flight on the 19th of March with less than 20 hours of flight experience! He was cleared by Sebastien and he was flying the OO-IWA, one of…

A new base for the school in Namur (EBNM)!

We are thrilled to inform you that we are soon opening a new base of our flight school in the beautiful airfield of Namur, located in Temploux, Wallonia. Our activities are expected to start on…

First Solo for Sasho!

Sasho, who is Bulgarian, did his first solo flight today 11 March! He was cleared by Laurent on board of the OO-IWA, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38. Sasho started his PPL flight training in…

First Solo for Guillaume!

Guillaume, who is French, did his first solo flight on Sunday 10 March! He was cleared by Sebastien on board of the OO-IWA, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38. Guillaume started his PPL flight training…

First Solo for Bryan!

Bryan, who is British, was cleared for his first solo flight on Sunday 10 March! He was cleared by Frederic V. and he was on board of the OO-IWA, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38.…

Philippe is a private pilot!

Philippe became a private pilot on Wednesday 6 March 2024! Philippe started his flight training in September 2021 and he has been flying wih almost all the instructors of the team. Congratulations for your strong…

First Solo for Fabrice!

Fabrice did his first solo flight today! He was cleared by Fred on board of the OO-VNI, one of our Piper Tomahawks PA38. Fabrice started his PPL flight training in October 2022. His two main…

Eden is a private pilot!

We are thrilled to announce you that Eden, who is 18 years old and comes from Albania, passed his PPL skill test this morning! Eden started his flight training in May 2021 and he has…

First Solo for Maxime!

Maxime did his first solo flight on Sunday! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk PA38 OO-VNI, and was cleared for solo by Fred. Maxime started his PPL flight training in October 2023 and…

First Solo for Aaike!

Aaike was released for his first solo flight by Olivier today! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk PA38 OO-IWA. Aaike started his PPL flight training in October 2023 and his two main instructors…

First Solo for Alexander!

Alexander, who just turned 18 and who is Bulgarian, was cleared by Laurent today for his first solo flight! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk PA38 OO-IWA. Alex started his PPL flight training…

First Solo for Mohammad!

Mohammad enjoyed a small window of clear weather (finally!) to do his first solo flight on Sunday 17 December! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk OO-IWA and he was cleared by Frédéric V.!…

First Solo for Gaspard!

After only 11 flight hours, Gaspard did his first solo flight on Thursday 28 September! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk OO-IWA and he was cleared by Fred J.! Gaspard already holds a…

First Solo for Andreas!

Andreas did his first solo flight on Friday 15 September! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk OO-IWA and he was cleared by Olivier! Andreas started his PPL flight training in September 2022 and…

First Solo for Patricio!

Patricio did his first solo flight on Saturday 2 September, with barely 10 hours of flight! He was on board of our Piper Warrior OO-JET and he was cleared by Olivier! Patricio already holds an…

First Solo for Sebastian!

Sebastian did his first solo flight yesterday, after just 10 flight hours! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk OO-IWA and he was cleared by Olivier! Sebastian, who is already a glider pilot, started…

First Solo for Vincent!

Vincent did his first solo flight yesterday! He was on board of our Piper Tomahawk OO-IWA and he was cleared by Sebastien! Vincent started his PPL flight training in June 2023 and he has been…

First Solo for Nicolas!

Nicolas was cleared by Sebastien for his first solo flight last Sunday! He was on board of our Piper Warrior OO-JET on which he is doing his flight training! Nicolas started his PPL flight training…

Joshua is a private pilot!

We are very happy to announce you that Joshua, who is only 18, passed his PPL skill test yesterday! In less than 3 months, he became a private pilot and can now continue his studies…

Charity Event “Little Pilots” at Namur airfield!

We are happy to inform you that we will organise a flying day in favour of seriously-ill children and teenagers at the airfield of Namur (EBNM) on Tuesday 25 July 2023! The children will be…

We are officially approved for the BIR

We are happy to announce you that we have been approved by the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) for providing IFR training to qualified pilots with the aim to obtain the Basic Instrument Rating (BIR).…

15th Anniversary of the School!

On the 16th of June 2022 we celebrated our 15 years of existence as a flight school with some of our students and pilots. The party took place in the lovely airfield of Namur (EBNM),…

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…

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…

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…

Airtrip to Normandy!

On Saturday 13 May, 4 airplanes of the school took off from Charleroi with French Normandy as the destination of the day. Five pilots & three students (Alain, Fernando, Gauthier, Léo, Mazen, Oleksandr, Raphaël &…

The Fish & Chips flying trip!

On Saturday 6 May, a bunch of 6 student-pilots, together with their flight instructors and 3 airplanes of the school flew to England from Charleroi via Amiens in France. This was a great opportunity to…

African Air Journey in a Biplane

The rally is now over, we are back in Belgium, but you can still read our blog: http://500-feet-above.com and live again with us our adventure with our vintage Belgian biplane, a Stampe SV4-B, across the biggest continent…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mare Nostrum flying tour

Saturday 25 October 2014 Off we go for the 5th edition of our aerial trip to the south of our beautiful Mediterranean Sea! Belgian weather finally allowed us to be airborne @ 15:00 local time today…

Flying trip to Brighton (July 2010)

10 pilots and student-pilots from Brussels Aviation School flew to Shoreham (Brighton, UK) on Saturday 19 July 2010. We took off from the international airport of Charleroi in the morning of Saturday 10 July , crossed the…

Scotland Flying Trip

Tuesday 17 June Our Spring Flying Trip this year brings us to Scotland, the country of malt and kilts! We left our base, Charleroi, around 13:00 local time and made a fuel and lunch stop…

Instrument flying: now a reality for private pilots!

Pilots holding a private pilot license (PPL) may now be trained to obtain a simplified instrument rating. This is a new EU/EASA rating. There are two types of ratings: the EIR and the IR(A). Here…

Air Journey to Africa

Saturday 16 November 2013 Back to Charleroi (EBCI)! 3 weeks of trip, 8 countries, 12 pilots and student-pilots, 22 airfieds visited and 85 flight hours per aircraft! We would like to thank all participants who…

Flying trip to the Black Sea

Friday 5 July 2013 We are all safely back in Charleroi! Thanks for following us during the whole trip. Next trip will be Africa in the end of October this year! Thursday 4 July 2013…

Latest news on the instrument rating for private pilots!

Source: IAPOA Europe enews – June 2013 “EASA has published its final opinion on ‘Qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)’ – the new rules intended to make the instrument rating more accessible for…

Flying tour to the Island of Elba (Italy)

This year the weather conditions brought us to Germany and Italy for our traditional Pentecost flying weekend. First stop in Straubing (EDMS) in Germany, then night stop in Trieste (LIPQ), on the shores of the…

Weekend in the Cornwall (UK)

Despite bad weather conditions in Charleroi, we managed to take off for England on Saturday 30 March! After a short stop in Shoreham (Brighton, EGKA) for lunch, we  landed in Newquay (EGHQ) just before sunset, in…

Flying safari to Morocco

Sunday 11 November 2012 Here we are, back in Charleroi! Everything went well… Thank you to all the pilots who made this flying trip possible! Saturday 10 November 2012 We are in France, in the…

Flying trip to Normandy

We were a nice little group of six pilots to fly in formation on 15 and 16 September 2012 to French Normandy and the Channel Islands. Short stop for the night on the charming “rock”…

Welcome to the OO-LIV!

Our Piper Tomahawk PA38 registered as D-EALU is now back in the airport of Charleroi. It is now listed in the Belgian aircraft register and hence has become the OO-LIV! We hope that you will…

Flying trip to the Artic circle

Sunday 17 June 2012 Good morning All, Despite dull weather yesterday in Charleroi, we managed to take off in the middle of the afternoon, destination EDXW (Sylt, Germany)! We are now (Sunday, 13:00 local time) about…

Flying trip to Germany / Switzerland / France

We flew to Germany, Switzerland and France during the Pentecost weekend in the end of May 2012. We departed Charleroi (EBCI) with a group of 7 pilots and student-pilots on Saturday 26 May, made a stop in…

Expedition to the Artic Circle from 16 to 30 June 2012

Our school organises a flying journey to the Artic Circle from 16 to 30 June 2012. The trip is divided into 3 main parts: Charleroi-Stockholm, Stockholm-Oslo (via the Artic Circle), and Oslo-Charleroi. This trip is open to both qualified pilots…

Night rating – Next evening ground course

The next evening ground course for the night rating will take place in our Pilot Lounge in EBCI on Monday 30 January and Monday 6 February 2012, from 19:00 to 21:30 (5hrs in total). You…

Our flying trip to Morocco in videos

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Flying trip to Morocco: off we go!

Cédric and 5 pilots or student-pilots (Didier, Emilie, Luigi and Olivier) left on Saturday 29 October 2011 with the 2 Piper Warriors of the school towards Morocco. They had to do their first stop in Deauville,…

Towards a European Instrument Rating for private pilots

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is currently working on the elaboration of a European IR rating specific to private pilots. A consultative document was published in the end of September. It contains various very…

Pictures of our flying trip to Greece!

To see the pictures, please click on the link below: http://www.brusselsaviationschool.com/fr/content/balade-a%C3%A9rienne-en…

Venyo, Ciglos and BAS on track for the Breitling Cup!

Venyo, Ciglos and Brussels Aviation School are very proud to announce that their application for the Breitling Cup has been officially validated by the organization team. The competition will take place  on the 15th & 16th…

Flying trip to Greece between (May-June)!

A small group of student pilots and private pilots took off from EBCI on Saturday 21 May 2011 for a flying trip of  2 weeks across Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and the Greek islands. They landed…

Flying trip to Morocco

In November 2010, Brussels Aviation School organized its first flying trip to Morocco! Several pilots and student pilots of the school took off from the international airport of Charleroi Brussels South, to reach 3 days…

Flying trip to Jersey (September 2010)

In September 2010, Brussels Aviation School organised another flying trip to the Channel Islands. In 2008, we had chosen to land in Alderney, This time we chose the beautiful airstrip of Jersey as our final…

Our next ground course session (in ENGLISH) for the Private Pilot Licence starts soon! Our ground course in FRENCH started in September.

The next ground course session in English for the PPL will start soon in Brussels Zaventem. Classes will take place every Wednesday evening from 19h to 22h. If you understand French, you may also join…

Flying trip to Switzerland (May 2010)

8 pilots and student-pilots from Brussels Aviation School flew to Switzerland during a long weekend in the end of May 2010. We used three aircrafts, 2 Piper Tomahawks and 1 Piper Warrior. We took off from the international airport of…

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