Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Join this forum to discuss the latest news that happened in the world of commercial aviation.

Moderator: Latest news team

Post Reply
Passenger
Posts: 5632
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by Passenger » 14 Sep 2018, 15:47

Belgocontrol is one of the Belgian enterprises, opening its doors to the public on Sunday 1st October 2018, during the 2018 Open-Bedrijven-Dag / Journée-Découverte-Entreprises.

Belgocontrol - NL:
https://www.openbedrijvendag.be/belgocontrol

Belgocontrol - FR:
https://www.jde.be/belgocontrol

For most visits that day, registration is not required. You will just have to queue lot. For safety reasons however, registration for the Belgocontrol visit is required. Registration opens next Monday, 17th Sept, at 10h00, and will probably already close a few seconds later... The link to the registration form will soon appear on the two above web pages. There's already some practical information there.

Forum topic on last year's event:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62089
Last edited by luchtzak on 14 Sep 2018, 16:15, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: First Sunday of October, hence 7 October

User avatar
luchtzak
Posts: 10441
Joined: 18 Sep 2002, 00:00
Location: Hofstade, Zemst - Belgium
Contact:

Re: Sunday 01 Oct 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by luchtzak » 14 Sep 2018, 15:54

You need to be quick like Lucky Luke to register for Belgocontrol!

Passenger
Posts: 5632
Joined: 06 Dec 2010, 20:54

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by Passenger » 14 Sep 2018, 16:32

People living near Brugge/Bruges will probably also like this:
Advionics Oostkamp:
https://www.openbedrijvendag.be/advionics

pitrixplanespotting
Posts: 377
Joined: 04 Feb 2016, 18:11

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 01 Oct 2018, 19:03

Someone any idea whether you can take a camera with you (take pictures) and how long the visit is?
Thanks in advance :)

User avatar
sn26567
Posts: 33688
Joined: 13 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Rosières/Rozieren, Belgium
Contact:

for a visi

Post by sn26567 » 01 Oct 2018, 20:48

pitrixplanespotting wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 19:03
Someone any idea whether you can take a camera with you (take pictures) and how long the visit is?
Thanks in advance :)
When I visited the tower a few years ago with a group of journalists, I was allowed to take pictures, but for a visit of hundreds of people, I'm not sure whether it will be allowed. I think you might go to the lower level in order not to disturb the active controllers, and there, photography would be no problem.
André
ex Sabena #26567

User avatar
KriVa
Posts: 1272
Joined: 31 Mar 2010, 20:15
Contact:

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by KriVa » 01 Oct 2018, 20:59

Photography will not be a problem in the Control Tower.
You’ll visit the tenth floor, the “Training Floor”, so you won’t be seeing the active controllers. You’ll have to be quick, though. Visits only last about ten minutes and those are over before you know it.
Photography will not be allowed in the CANAC viewing gallery.
Thomas

pitrixplanespotting
Posts: 377
Joined: 04 Feb 2016, 18:11

Re: for a visi

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 01 Oct 2018, 21:01

sn26567 wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 20:48
pitrixplanespotting wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 19:03
Someone any idea whether you can take a camera with you (take pictures) and how long the visit is?
Thanks in advance :)
When I visited the tower a few years ago with a group of journalists, I was allowed to take pictures, but for a visit of hundreds of people, I'm not sure whether it will be allowed. I think you might go to the lower level in order not to disturb the active controllers, and there, photography would be no problem.
In the description they say indeed that we go to the ATCO training level and there is nowhere mentioned that we can't bring a camera, so I guess it is allowed! 8-)
Thanks for your answer anyway!
KriVa wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 20:59
Photography will not be a problem in the Control Tower.
You’ll visit the tenth floor, the “Training Floor”, so you won’t be seeing the active controllers. You’ll have to be quick, though. Visits only last about ten minutes and those are over before you know it.
Photography will not be allowed in the CANAC viewing gallery.
Thanks and wow 10 minutes is really short... :o

User avatar
MD-11forever
Posts: 199
Joined: 21 Jan 2004, 00:00
Location: Molenstede
Contact:

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by MD-11forever » 02 Oct 2018, 08:37

pitrixplanespotting wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 19:03
Someone any idea whether you can take a camera with you (take pictures) and how long the visit is?
Thanks in advance :)
I was there last year, and it is indeed allowed to take pictures in the control tower (the training floor indeed).
And I can confirm that those 10 minutes lasted like it was 1 minute ;)

jan_olieslagers
Posts: 2628
Joined: 24 Jun 2006, 08:34
Location: Vl.Brabant
Contact:

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Post by jan_olieslagers » 06 Oct 2018, 17:07

I think I'm going to try my luck at Advionics, in the morning. Anyone else coming? @Passenger: thanks for the tip!

Post Reply