General Aviation

Published on January 15th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


EFLEVA Days 2018

EFLEVA is “The European Federation of Light, Experimental and Vintage Aircraft” and was founded by twelve associations in 2007. The purpose of the Federation is to promote, to support and to represent the interests of its Members at the European level, in respect of all relevant regulatory matters.

Their fly-in this year will take place on June 29 & 30, 1 July 2018 at Sanicole Airfield (EBLE), northeast of Brussels in Belgium. EFLEVA Days is the gathering from the European Federation of Light, Experimental & Vintage Aircraft and intends to bring aircraft builders and restorers together for a unique gathering. Aircraft from all over Europe will fly to Sanicole Airfield in Belgium for a weekend filled with aviation joy.

Registration for the event is required and can be done through the event website at . Camping onsite is available for those who have flown in and there is lots of accommodation available nearby. For any Irish pilots wishing to visit, the organisers have an agreement in place with Ostend Airport (EBOS) to clear customs before travelling on to Sanicole Airfield. All aircraft are welcome, not just experimental and vintage. As I write, 41 aircraft have already registered for the event. More details are available at

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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