The province must grant an exemption in order for any site that is not an airfield to be used for landing and taking off by an aeroplane. If you wish to apply for an exemption, then first read the complete description, the contents of which are important.
Apply for exemption
You can apply for a TUG (Temporary and Exceptional Utilisation) exemption with the provincial Executive of the province of Utrecht if you intend to use a site for taking off or landing for a maximum of 12 days per calendar year. If a site is used or intended to be used for more than 12 days per calendar year, it no longer qualifies as a situation of temporary and exceptional utilisation, and an airport arrangement or order will be required.
Generic or a location-based exemption
A TUG exemption can consist of a generic or a location-based exemption. A generic exemption applies to the entire territory of the province of Utrecht, excepting locations at which taking off or landing the aircraft in question is prohibited. The maximum number of flight movements involved in this case is 2x2 (two landings and two take-offs, also referred to as taxi flights) per day, for a maximum of 12 days per calendar year per site. A location-based exemption may be granted for a specific site, for example during an event. The maximum period during which an event is permitted at such sites is 12 days.
Hot air balloons
A number of municipalities within the province have allocated one or more fixed sites from which hot air balloons are permitted to take off. Lifting off a hot air balloon from such sites requires a certificate of no objection, issued by the mayor of the municipality in question. Lifting off a hot air balloon from a non-designated site (permitted for a maximum of 12 days per calendar year) also requires a TUG exemption from the Provincial Executive.