SPACC - Special Activities Coordination Cell

The Special Activities Coordination Cell (SPACC) coordinates all flights that have a specific character and require special handling by ATC, as well as all activities, airborne and ground-based, that can have an impact on regular air traffic in controlled airspace.

Approval for special flights needs to be obtained directly from SPACC. These special flights include calibration flights, test flights, check flights, aerial surveys, radio/TV relay flights, pleasure flights, etc.. A request, using one of the forms below, shall be sent to spacc@belgocontrol.be at least 5 working days before the planned execution of the flight.

Radio/tv relay flights form

Other special flights form

However, flights entering or crossing EBR01 or flights below the legal minimum flight altitude (SERA.5005) require approval from the BCAA. The form for this request shall be sent to the BCAA: bcaa.airports@mobilit.fgov.be. More information on these exemptions can be obtained from the BCAA website.

The following activities also require approval from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).
  • Ground-based activities, such as the release of toy balloons, fireworks display, sky tracers, etc., (BCAA webpage only available in French or Dutch)
  • Flights with model aircraft and RPAS (BCAA webpage only available in French or Dutch)
  • Parachuting activities (BCAA webpage only available in French or Dutch)
  • Temporary heliports for pleasure flights (BCAA webpage only available in French or Dutch)

 
AIM Briefing
 

Annual report 2016   (3.43 Mb)
Video: The airspace - Organisation