BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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Brussels spotting opportunity:

- what: EU COUNCIL meeting (aka Leaders Meeting = board that leads the EU consisting of the elected heads of state/government of the member states, short EUCO - current Leaders: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/euro ... l/members/) (note that EU Commission chairman von der Leyen is present too for the purpose of information flow, but has no vote. Roughly speaking: the EU COUNCIL makes policy decisions and the Commission then takes care of day to day business within this framework)

- where: Brussels (albeit that during Covid it sometimes is by video conference)

- when: 16 December 2021 (EUCO meeting normally lasts 2 days, but this one seems to be scheduled for 1 day)

- starts at : - preliminary (may change) 10 AM (so the Leaders will be arriving ahead of that - I assume that some Leaders of the farther away member states might arrive the previous afternoon or evening and stay the night in Brussels)

- ends at : keep an eye on the - yet to be announced - start time of the press briefing by EU COUNCIL President Charles Michel and EU COMMISSION president Ursula von der Leyen following the meeting to know when the meeting is concluded and leaders are leaving https://video.consilium.europa.eu/event/en/25242. You can also follow tweets (look for https://twitter.com/hashtag/euco?lang=en) and https://www.politico.eu/ usually has a running commentary of the EU COUNCIL meetings, which tells you when the meeting is over and therefore when you can expect leaders to start flying out of Brussels.

- interesting because: elected heads of state/government of the member states will be flying in to Brussels, so good spotting opportunity of government airplanes of the member states

- what is this meeting about?
Agenda of this meeting: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meet ... 021/12/16/
More details of the GAC preparation for this meeting: https://www.consilium.europa.eu//media/ ... _en_v2.pdf.

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BRU 16/12/2021

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Hello,

1130-xxxx IAM C130
1430-xxxx USF C130
1830-xxxx PLF C130
1930-xxxx BAF C130 CH01

Hoping to have more interesting news !!

Samuel,

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Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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0830-1000 VMP GL5T OYVIZ
0900-1030 NJE E55P CSPHD
xxxx-0915 SUS J328 OYNCW
0925-xxxx IAM A319 MM62243
0930-1020 EIN A320 EIDEO (Irish Rugby c/s)
xxxx-1000 AZQ IL76 4KAZ40
xxxx-1100 UKN A148 URUKR
1145-1230 PJS F900 HBJIN
1200-1300 OSY AN30 1104
1230-1330 GAC C510 OEFWF
1400-1750 GCR A332 B8776
xxxx-1445 A109 FHOLY
xxxx-1500 TGZ CRJ2 4LGAA
1500-1600 SXN E50P GKRBN
xxxx-1510 TVS C680 OKUGJ
1630-xxxx TUI B738 DATUF
1700-xxxx SAH BE40 SPEAK
1700-xxxx PJS F900 HBJIN
1730-xxxx GLF5 N970SJ
1730-xxxx NJE E55P CSPHD
1755-xxxx VJT CJR2 9HILZ
1825-1925 SUS J328 OYNCW
1830-xxxx PEA E50P FHSBL
1855-1945 ROT B737 YRBGF (Skyteam c/s_
1900-2110 AWC A332 GVYGL
1930-xxxx TVS C680 OKUGJ
2000-xxxx GLF5 N500J
2000-2100 CEF A319 2108
xxxx-2000 CL60 9ACRO

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xxxx-1315 CRL A339 OO-ABG
I feel the need for airspeed!
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Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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Since I can't edit my post: this is Politico's running commentary of the EU Council meeting to find out when the meeting ends and thus when Leaders will be departing from Brussels airport.
https://www.politico.eu/article/live-bl ... se-energy/

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American C-130 inbound now as HERKY61 (16-5840) from Ramstein, Polish C-130 seems to be on the way as well as PLF251 (1503).

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Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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Xan wrote: 16 Dec 2021, 11:51 Since I can't edit my post: this is Politico's running commentary of the EU Council meeting to find out when the meeting ends and thus when Leaders will be departing from Brussels airport.
https://www.politico.eu/article/live-bl ... se-energy/
Some of the departures not mentioned above:

xxxx-2300 BGF A319 LZAOB
xxxx-2300 HAF FA7X 273
xxxx-2300 SSG A319 OMBYA
xxxx-2345 JEF G150 OHWIL
xxxx-2350 CTM FA7X FRAFA
xxxx-2355 AOJ LJ75 OEGJW
xxxx-0000 AME F900 T18.4

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Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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As I can see, government flights are not subject to the night curfew!
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Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

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@andre,

Of course not for the governmental planes 😉. In first instance there is no actual curfew... There is only restrictions for noisier categories airctaft + maximum quotum of night flights and just as many exceptions (by instance... If u pay and fullfill the conditions.. U can fly 🤣).
For instance B747, B777 (A330 ? ) have such restrictions in night hours, but its not impossible.

Noteworthy is that any government or military flight (except from banned/embargoed regime) is eccempted from this rule. Same goes for disaster relief flights/humanitarian/medical/rescue flights.

Aircraft like that IL76 classic are generally banned in Belgium and most of EU... The reason it was allowed in was because it was military flight for diplomatic/governmental support. So those flights will be allowed under previous discussed consent.

Greets,

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sdbelgium wrote: 16 Dec 2021, 09:11 1200-1300 OSY AN30 1104
ImageRomanian Air Force AN30 1104 BRU/EBBR/EBMB by Jeremy De Winter, on Flickr

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Dreamflight wrote: 16 Dec 2021, 09:22 xxxx-1315 CRL A339 OO-ABG
ImageAir Belgium A339 OO-ABG BRU/EBBR by Jeremy De Winter, on Flickr

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