The DronePort flight areas provide drone companies the perfect testing, proving and demonstration grounds for their innovations and products. Check out our different flying areas and reserve airspace according to your needs. All flying ranges have been approved by the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and are managed by Limburg Regional Airport.
Outdoor Test Zones
DronePort has several outdoor test areas: EBR61, EBR62, EBR63, EBR64, EBR72, EBR73 and AD Geozone.
Each of these zones can be used for specific purposes and meet a different testing need, as detailed below.
Multi-copter & small fixed wing drones
Our OUTDOOR TEST AREA EBR 61 is used for take-off, landing, test & scientific research, demonstration flights, and instruction or examination flights of multi-copter & small fixed wing drones. This is the outdoor test area most pilots will get to know and use most often during drone test flights. It can be booked as a whole or separately the North or South area.
Experimental fixed wing drones
Our OUTDOOR TEST AREA EBR 62 is used for experimental fixed wing drone flights with or without observer, taking off and landing for test, demonstration and scientific research flights. This is a unique test site for more uncommon drones.
Our OUTDOOR TEST AREA EBR 63 is used for agricultural test and scientific research flights. This area is located above the pcfruit research centre, which offers an ideal match to test specific agricultural drone applications.
Beyond line of sight drone missions
Our OUTDOOR TEST AREAS EBR 64, EBR 72 & EBR 73 are used for flights departing from runway 06L / 24R and / or operating outside the EBRs 61, 62 and 63 for BVLOS (beyond line of sight) drone missions, whether or not simultaneously with manned flying.
Demonstration & scientific research
Our OUTDOOR TEST AREA EBR 66 is used for demonstration and scientific research flights. This area is above an industrial park and a traffic junction.
This OUTDOOR ZONE consists of the land and airspace outside the EBR61, EBR62, EBR63 & EBR66 areas in a street of 2.3NM around the airport. This Geozone is not a test zone but a protective zone for manned aviation.
Indoor Test Zones
DronePort also has an indoor space at Hangar27 and a Cage.
Indoor training & testing
Our first INDOOR TEST AREA is situated in HANGAR 27, one of the old aircraft maintenance hangars available on the DronePort site. Since indoor testing requires no legal applications, a broad spectrum of operations can be tested in this large venue.
Indoor training & testing
Our second INDOOR TEST AREA is a 30 x 9 metres protective CAGE in front of the DronePort building, for events and demonstrations. The fact that it lies right next to the ateliers, makes for a flexible testing cage for early experiments or small adjustments.