Moorsele Airfield is a G.A., ULM and Skydiving airfield where all these operations happen at the same time. During weekends, Festive days and some periods during the summer holidays, the skydiving operation is very busy and therefore it is recommended to strictly apply the following procedures if you want to land at EBMO during parachute operations.
- EBMO is PPR only so you should call in before departure from your home airfield.
- Flying Club: 056/50 99 01
- Parachute Club: 056/ 50 39 40
- Always assume parachuting is in progress so the joining and departure procedures are in force. Have the EBMO frequency selected as your stand-by frequency at least 5 minutes before you approach the EBMO ATZ
- Only radio equipped aircraft are allowed to operate into EBMO (8.33 kHz) frequency: 120.505 Khz
- The EBMO ATZ is located next to the EBKT ATZ which is an RMZ and TMZ. Crossing that zone below 2500 ft requires you to contact ‘Kortrijk Information’ on 120.250 kHz
Arrivals from the North and West:
Depending on the RWY in use, 04 or 22, join via one the following holding points: DADDI; N 50°51’21.74” and E003°05’22.87” or TURBI; N50°53’43.72” and E003°10°35.61”. In no case you’ll overfly the airfield at any altitude!!You must broadcast your intentions on 120.505 at least 5NM before arriving at one of these holding points. If dropping is in progress, parachutes are overhead or the next drop is within 5 minutes, you’ll hold until it is announced that all parachutes are on the ground. Only then, you can join the downwind leg at 1000 ft agl and perform a full stop landing. (Touch and Go’s are prohibited for visiting aircraft unless in case of a go-around)
Arrivals from the South and East:
make a wide turn to avoid overflying the airfield at any altitude and make your way to TURBI or DADDI. Make sure you are aware of any parachute activity by listening out well before reaching the EBMO ATZ and announce your intentions before reaching one of these holding points. . If dropping is in progress, parachutes are overhead or the next drop is within 5 minutes, you’ll hold until it is announced that all parachutes are on the ground. Only then, you can join the downwind leg at 1000 ft agl and perform a full stop landing. (Touch and Go’s are prohibited for visiting aircraft unless in case of a go-around)
- All circuits are North-West of the airfield; RH for RWY 22 and LH for RWY 04.
- Parking for visitors is in front of the Clubhouse or ‘C’ building, never in the vicinity of the Parachute Centre.
Departures: No engine shall be started and no taxiing is permitted when parachutes are in the air nor just before any drop takes place. It is therefore necessary to listen out on the frequency before engine start.
After all parachutists have landed, the engine can be started and you can taxi to the holding point of the RWY in use. After departure, a turn shall be made to the North-West and the ATZ must be left without overflying the airfield.
These procedures might look complicated for first visitors and those not familiar with Parachute Operations but strict adherence makes a safe landing possible. For the less experienced, a visit during weekdays when no parachuting takes place, might be a good idea.
Opening hours: Monday: 1400-2100 or SS; Wednesday: 1400-2100 or SS; Friday: 1400-2100 or SS; Saturday, Sunday and Festive days: 0900-2100 or SS. (all times local)
Landing fees: no landing fees on weekdays, 5€ on weekends