Does anyone know if there is any airfields on the costa del sol?
I am aware of the obvious airports in Malaga and Almeria etc..
Is there no small airfields to the equivilant of EIWT or EIAB etc?
Gibraltar is out of the question as they´re probably the most expensive airport in the world to operate into.....
And Jerez is no closer to where i go on hols in Costa del Sol every few months.... (It´s just outside Estepona!)
These guys provide the planes but I cant think of the name of the airfield.
Is that place not located in Malaga airport???
I think it is..... It says Malaga Int Airport.
I think Jerez is probably the best place to go to, as i cant find anywhere else.....
They only require a safety check out - not 5 hrs like most places at home.....
Their C172 is only 126 per hour - not bad at all
It´d be great to see a small airstrip between Gibraltar and Malaga though
Thanks again dara.
Does anyone else know of anywhere????
dara wrote:There is one just outside Malaga but the atc only speak spanish so you have to bring a safety pilot with you even after being checked out.
ATCO's are now subject to similar language proficiency requirements to the ones that have recently been stipulated for pilots.
Amendment 164 to Annex 1 has introduced strengthened language proficiency requirements for flight crew members and air traffic controllers. The language proficiency requirements apply to any language used for radiotelephony communications in international operations. Therefore, pilots on international flights shall demonstrate language proficiency in either English or the language used by the station on the ground. Controllers working on stations serving designated airports and routes used by international air services shall demonstrate language proficiency in English as well as in any other language(s) used by the station on the ground.
From ICAO website: http://www.icao.int/icao/en/trivia/peltrgFAQ.htm#23
Seems that if they are proper ATC (as opposed to a ground radio station) at an international airport then they should speak passable English. Of course you are right, and indeed wise, in saying that a local safety pilot would be a good idea but I would imagine that one could get by with just English.
I think that airfield is unlicenced or something along those lines and thats why the atc isn't in English.
Thanks for the annex lesson tho Buggy
There are many airfields littered around between Jerez and Malaga, but they all appear to be private with just one aircraft sitting on the ground and the odd crop sprayer. Just looking at my map now i do see an airfield the far side of Malaga called La Axarquia Leoni Benaba. In fact just check this page out it's got them all. Hope this helps.
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