1c. Mixed IFR and VFR operations
At EBKT airport, both VFR and IFR operations are allowed.
All pilots should be aware of the potential conflicts due to converging tracks between VFR and IFR aircraft. Especially when proceeding in the airspace to the north of Kortrijk airport, where IFR procedures are crossing the VFR routes (W1-W2, N1-N2) towards the airport.
In order to improve the situational awareness of all involved, combined IFR & VFR procedure charts have been created.
These allow both VFR and IFR pilots to have an understanding of the position of other traffic when they report it.
Please take a moment to locate the VFR reporting points (N1, N2, E1, E2, S1, S2, W1, W2), the IFR reporting points for RWY 24 (MAK, MIRZO, ALFAS) and RWY 06 (MAK, GIGAD, IKIFE, MINLU) on these charts.
Kortrijk Information will provide as much traffic information as possible.
But pilots have to keep in mind that they fly in class G airspace where ultimate responsibility for separation remains with the pilot.
Therefore, position reporting and good situational awareness are key factors for safe combined operations in this class G airspace environment!