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Skydiving in Aérodrome de Spa La Sauvenière, Brussels, Brussels Capital Region Belgium

Airport opening months:
March to November
Altitudes: Lowest / Usual / Highest:
1200 m (3937 ft) / 3962 m (12999 ft) / 4572 m (15000 ft)
Minimum parachite opening / Ground:
800 m (2625 ft) / 480 m (1575 ft)
Wind Speed / clouds :
light < 16 knots (30 kph) / sometimes cloudy
Hook Turns:
Allowed
Brussels (officially as Brussels Capital Region or Brussels Region) is the capital city of Belgium and the de facto capital of European Union. Brussels is the biggest urban area in the entire Belgium and comprises 19 municipalities, counting the City of Brussels which is the de jure capital of Belgium, additionally to the seat of the Flemish community and the French community of Belgium. The City of Brussels is located in valley of the Sean River, a small branch of the Schelde.

One of the coolest skydiving variations is freeflying. The procedure is the same. The difference is at the freefall time where you can try many different styles such as head down, sitting and many others.  One of the best places where you can freefly near Brussels is in Aérodrome de Spa La Sauvenière.

Aérodrome de Spa La Sauvenière is one of the oldest drop-zones in Europe since the first jump has been performed in the 1960’s. The infrastructure is great and the surroundings just beautiful.  Owners of the airport are associations that manage the place in a relaxed and normal atmosphere. The airport is in full time operation from March to November, having accumulated approximately 28.000 jumps in its credit.

When you arrive at the spot, you will be provided with the necessary equipment like helmet, altimeter, glasses, jump suits and radio. Canopies rental is made by jump and the available are beginners and experienced canopies. The airport is not so big, so there won’t be any airfield traffic than a few people. The next step is to get on the plane.

The available plane models are a Cessna Grand Caravan that needs 22 minutes to reach at 4000 m / 13123 ft above the ground and a Cessna Caravan that needs the same time to reach the specific altitude. They differ in terms of capacity as the first one offers room for 18 people while the second one for 14.

The altitude is up to you to choose, depending on the level of experience and the kind of adventure you want to live. After a life changing freefall and the amazing view of forests and many cities below, you will land on the landing field where hook turns are allowed.  The landing field is made of grass and its size is several stadiums.

On the landing point, you will find a few emergency clear spaces.  If you want to conquer the sky in a totally different way, these is the sport and the place for you to be. Bear in mind that you will need to make a reservation first.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Middelkerke
75.3 miles (121 km), 1 hour 20 mins
Head northeast on Anspachlaan/Bld Anspach toward Augustijnenstraat/Rue des Augustins. Continue onto Pl. De Brouckère/De Brouckèreplein. Continue onto Bld Emile Jacqmain/Emile Jacqmainlaan. Turn left at Bld du Jardin Botanique/Kruidtuinlaan. Take the 1st left toward Bld Baudouin/Boudewijnlaan. Turn right onto Bld Baudouin/Boudewijnlaan. Turn right to stay on Bld Baudouin/Boudewijnlaan. Slight left onto Rogiertunnel/Tunnel Rogier/R20 Continue to follow R20. Slight right onto Av. Charles-Quint/Keizer Karellaan/R20. Continue onto A10. Continue onto A10/E40. Keep right to continue on A10, follow signs for Oostende. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Elisabethlaan/R31 Continue to follow R31. Turn left onto Troonstraat/N34 Continue to follow N34. Turn left onto Normandlaan. Turn right onto Lisbloemlaan. Turn left onto Ten Poele. Turn left to stay on Ten Poele.
BY CAR FROM Malmedy
93.3 miles (151 km), 1 hour 30 mins
Head southeast on Bisschopsstraat/Rue de l'Evêque toward Rue des Fripiers/Kleerkopersstraat. Continue onto Rue de l'Ecuyer/Schildknaapsstraat. Continue onto Arenbergstraat/Rue d'Arenberg. Continue onto Rue de Loxum. Turn left onto Rue des Colonies/Koloniënstraat. Continue onto Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat. Turn right onto Rue Ducale/Hertogsstraat. Take the 2nd left onto Lambermontstraat. Continue onto Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat. Continue onto Kortenbergtunnel/Tunnel de Cortenbergh/N23 Continue to follow N23. Take the ramp to E40. Continue straight onto E40. Keep right to continue on E42, follow signs for Saarbrücken/Verviers. Take exit 11-Malmedy for N62 toward Marche/Stavelot/Waimes. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Av. du Pont de Warche/N62/N68 Continue to follow N62/N68 Go through 2 roundabouts. Turn left onto Rue Devant les Religieuses/Rue Jean-Hubert Cavens/N68 Continue to follow Rue Jean-Hubert Cavens/N68. Take the 1st right onto Rue Malgrave.
BY AIR
Brussels Airport,
9.2 miles (14.5 km)
BY AIR
Brussels South Charleroi Airport,
37.6 miles (59.6 km).
BY TRAIN

The City of Brussels has three main train stations: Brussels South, Central and North, which are amongst the busiest of the country. Brussels South is also served by direct high-speed rail links: to London by the Eurostar train via the Channel Tunnel (1hr 51 min); to Amsterdam by the Fyra; to Amsterdam, Paris (1hr 25 min) and Cologne by the Thalys; and to Cologne and Frankfurt by the German ICE.

The City has minor railway stations at Bockstael, Brussels-Chapel, Brussels-Congres, Brussels-Luxembourg, Brussels-Schuman,Brussels-West, Haren, Haren-South, Simonis.

In the Brussels Region, there are also railways stations at Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Boitsfort, Boondael (Auderghem), Bordet (Evere),Etterbeek, Evere, Forest-East, Forest-South, Jette, Meiser (Schaarbeek), Moensberg (Uccle), Saint-Job (Uccle), Schaarbeek, Uccle-Calevoet, Uccle-Stalle, Vivier d’Oie-Diesdelle (Uccle) and Watermael.

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