Not visited very often, but still interesting is this glider airfield. It hosts several fly ins every year, such as the Chipmeet and the annual APCK fly in. The Belgian forces' Air Cadets have left the field years ago for their new base Florennes. But while you are at Zoersel: the club restaurant is OK, and cheap!
The airfield is in a wooded area, although the airfield terrain itself is very open. The single runway has small dispersal areas on each corner as well as two longer taxi ways in the southeast and northwest. The latter place is were the action is.
From the A21/E34 (Eindhoven-Antwerpen), take exit 21 direction Oostmalle on the N153. Follow this road. Just after the village of Wechelderzande you will see the airfield on your left.
Just after you passed the threshold take the first road to the left. Follow the dirt-track immediately left from this road. When you follow this dirt-track, you will reach the aero club from where the flying activities can be seen.
When you follow the earlier mentioned road from the N153, you will reach the hangar where the gliders of the Air Cadets used to be in. Although it is still not permitted to enter this, you can always ask if you can take a look. It is currently unknown whether the hangar has found new use.
It is also possible to find a position in the approach.
Zoersel is fairly open. You can take nice pictures if there are flying activities. Do mind the Air Cadets have long moved to Florennes. (Koen Leuvering)
It is also possible to take a look in the hanger if you ask. Koen Leuvering did.
|Aero Para Club der Kempen||Website of one of the resident clubs, showing dates for fly-ins, contact info and more.|
|Belgian Air Component|