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Skydiving in Vliegveld Moorsele, Ghent, Flanders Belgium

Jumping height:
4000 m (13000 ft)
Free fall duration:
45 sec
Height to open parachute:
1500 – 1000 m (4921 - 3280 ft)
Ghent is situated in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is a city and a municipality and is the capital and the largest city of the province of East Flanders. The start of the city was as a settlement of the confluence of the rivers Lys and Scheldt and during the Middle Ages, it became one of the richest and largest cities of northern Europe. Nowadays, it is a busy city with a university and a port.

Ghent is a gorgeous city, full of majestic Middle Age buildings. The city’s architecture is indescribable and the best way to admire the beauty of Ghent is from above. The sport to support this is skydiving and the best place to skydive is in Moorsele. Vliegvelt Moorsele is a lovely airfield with a big number of jumps to demonstrate.

The best way to get familiar with this sport, if you are not already, is to contact a local skydiving school where you will have your first tandem jump with a qualified instructor who will accompany you at your first attempt of flying. There are many different possibilities to enjoy skydiving and you have the opportunity to choose the ideal operator,  according to your level of experience and readiness of course.

Once you take the decision and after you arrive at Vliegvelt Moorsele, you will receive a mandatory short briefing and then you will put on your equipment with the help of your instructor of course. Then follows the endless flight where you are eagerly waiting to fly like an eagle to the velvet blue sky, feeling the air covering your body while you make your 45 seconds free fall from a 4000 m /13000 ft altitude.

When free-falling, you will reach crazy velocities while facing mother earth coming closer every second. At about 1500 – 1000 m / 4921 – 3280 ft above the ground, your tandem master will trigger the gigantic canopy and land both of you safely at the landing point. There are no hazards mentioned regarding the landing zone. Have a nice flight and enjoy the jump of a lifetime.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Genk
93.3 miles (150 km), 1 hour 30 mins
Head northeast on Reep toward Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat. Turn right onto Keizer Karelstraat. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sint-Annaplein. Continue onto Lange Violettestraat. Continue onto Brusselsepoortstraat. Continue onto Brusselsesteenweg. Merge onto E17 via the ramp to Antwerpen. At the interchange Antwerpen-West, keep right and follow signs for Breda/Luik/Brussel/Antwerpen-Centrum/Ring Antwerpen/Haven 1-499. Merge onto E34. Keep right to stay on E34, follow signs for E313/Luik/Hasselt/Eindhoven/Turnhout. Continue onto E313/E34. Keep left to stay on E313. Take the exit toward Brussel/Leuven. Follow signs for E314/E313/Aken/Genk/Luik/Hasselt and merge onto E314. Take exit 32-Genk-Oost for N75 toward Maaseik/Dilsen-Stokkem/As/Zutendaal. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N75/Genk and merge onto Europalaan/N75. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Albert Remansstraat. Continue onto Burgemeester Gerard Bijnenslaan. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Berglaan/N77. Turn right onto Hoogstraat. Turn left onto Kempenlaan.
BY CAR FROM Koksijde
55.3 miles (88.8 km), 57 mins
Head northeast on Reep toward Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat. Turn right onto Keizer Karelstraat. Take the 1st right onto Lange Boomgaardstraat. Take the 1st right onto Seminariestraat. Turn left onto Reep. Continue onto François Laurentplein/Lieven Bauwensplein Continue to follow François Laurentplein. Turn left onto Brabantdam. Slight right onto Kuiperskaai. Turn left onto Frankrijkplein. Continue onto Franklin Rooseveltlaan/N422 Continue to follow N422. Continue onto B401 (signs for E17/E40). Take the exit toward E40. At the interchange Zwijnaarde, keep right and follow signs for E40 toward Brussel/Oostende. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for E17/Kortrijk. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E40/Oostende/Brugge and merge onto E40. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E40/Oostende/Brugge and merge onto E40. Take exit 3-Nieuwpoort to merge onto N355. Turn left onto Nieuwpoortsteenweg/N396 Continue to follow N396. E40
BY AIR
Ghent Airport,
6.1 miles (11 km)
BY TRAIN

The municipality of Ghent comprises five railway stations:

  • Gent-Sint-Pieters Station: an international railway station with connections to Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Kortrijk, other Belgian towns and Lille. The station also offers a direct connection to Brussels Airport.
  • Gent-Dampoort Station: an intercity railway station with connections to Sint-Niklaas, Antwerp, Kortrijk and Eeklo.
  • Gentbrugge Station: a regional railway station in between the two main railway stations, Sint-Pieters and Dampoort.
  • Wondelgem Station: a regional railway station with connections to Eeklo once an hour.
  • Drongen Station: a regional railway station in the village of Drongen with only a limited number of trains a day.

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