Visiting Pilots

Planning to fly from or to one of the Dutch airports? This is the right page for you! On this page all relevant information for Dutch airports is summarized.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Schiphol is a very large airport. To make sure you are well prepared as a pilot the Dutch VACC developed the Schiphol Pilot Briefing.This document provides you with the most relevant information for Schiphol including scenery recommendations. For current Amsterdam Airport Schiphol information, like runway usage and NOTAMs, you can check the Amsterdam Info page.

Gates
To allow you to quickly find a suitable free gate to spawn your aircraft on, we’ve developed the EHAM Free Gate Finder, which detects if aircraft are currently occupying one of our stands.
When you are inbound EHAM we automatically detect if your callsign and aircraft-type matches a real world flight. Unless it is occupied, ATC will always direct you towards the last known gate for the flight you are operating.

If you are looking for fying information for a VFR flight to or from Schiphol click here.

Regional Airports
For some basic information about IFR flights at the regional airports click here. For information about VFR flying you can read the information about the individual airports here.

Scenery

  • P3D/FSX Payware
    The Dutch VACC recommends FlyTampa’s Amsterdam scenery. This is a commercial scenery but well worth your money. The airport is well designed with sharp and very detailed textures and supported by GSX.
  • P3D Payware
    A new addition to the line-up of Dutch FS products is OrbX Netherlands true earth. An immersive rendition of the entire country based on sattelite imagery, including 3D structures. Perfect for low and slow VFR flights.
  • P3D/FSX Freeware
    Another good alternative is the “The Netherlands 2000 Scenery Project” (NL2000). Every square meter of the Netherlands is included, and the scenery is a great addition to your flight simulator. this pack also includes the Dutch regional airports.
  • X-Plane 10 Payware
    Aerosoft has also created a great scenery for X-Plane 10.

Feedback
If you’ve flown to one of the Dutch airports recently and you want to leave some comment you can do that here. We really appreciate if you leave us some comment after you have flown to the Netherlands!

Visiting controllers
The Dutch VACC is currently unable to accept any visiting controller due to a crowded mentor program. You are free to contact our Training Director for more information. However, do note that you’re not able to join a waiting list.