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Requesting permission to take off or land outside an airport

Do you want to take off or land your aircraft, such as a helicopter or a glider, outside an airport? Then you need a dispensation for temporary and exceptional use (tijdelijk en uitzonderlijk gebruik – TUG). You can apply for a TUG dispensation from the province.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your province.

Take off or land outside an airport (exemption for temporary and exceptional use: TUG-ontheffing)

You need permission for many special traffic situations. This applies, for example, when you plan to:

  • transport large or heavy goods
  • operate a ship larger than officially permitted
  • have a plane take off or land at a location besides an airport
  • offer a public transport service.

You request this permission from the operator of the road or waterway. The road operator is usually the national government, province, water board or the municipality.

The aircraft for which you may obtain an exemption are:

  • helicopters
  • gliders (except screen gliders)
  • microlight aircraft (MLA)
  • unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) from 25 to 150 kg
  • seaplanes
  • agricultural aircraft
  • airships
  • aircraft for an air show

You will be granted a TUG exemption if the following conditions are met:

  • The exemption is for one of the above-mentioned aircraft. The site meets the following requirements:
    • There is no temporary or permanent ban on civil aviation in the area.
    • The area is not a public exercise area for emergency landings.
    • The site is not located in a low flying area, or within a distance of 3 nautical miles from a low flying route (military aviation). This requirement does not apply at weekends or on national public holidays.
    • The area is outside the natural and quiet areas designated in the policy rules.

You do not need an exemption for:

  • model aircraft and drones with a maximum weight of 25 kg
  • sailplanes
  • screen gliders
  • aircraft making or having made an emergency or precautionary landing
  • hot-air balloons

In the case of regular use of a single site, it is possible to request a declaration of no objection from the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Province of Overijssel

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Last updated on 4 January 2024