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Old 11th Sep 2003, 21:09
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Flying in Lanzarote

Anybody been there, done that?

Info appreciated

Gracias tanto, amigos.
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Old 11th Sep 2003, 21:41
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Hi there. I remeber Lanzarote being mentioned a while ago and had a good look around and come up with this from that thread.
Further to my previous post here's the phone number for
the Real Aeroclub de Gran Canaria 928 15 71 47 10 or fax them
on 928 15 72 04 for details or to get some info on the aero club
on Lanzarote.
That's all I can dig out at the moment. Hopefully someone who has been there recently will be reading this and help you out. Have fun......
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Old 11th Sep 2003, 23:26
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Real Aeroclub de Gran Canaria
IIRC, they have a information desk in the main depature area. It's located on the right hand side of the room as you walk in the front doors.
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Old 11th Sep 2003, 23:34
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Hmm, but lanzarote is a fair trek from gran canaria.

Dont recall ever seeing light a/c at ACE. If you do fly there, you better be good at strong winds. 20kts is a light breeze....
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Old 11th Sep 2003, 23:52
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This is a paragliding link that gives general weather & other info for free flying in Lanzarote. I've been five or six times & it's great from our perspective. Not very big, so I wonder how much amusement a GA guy would have there.
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Old 12th Sep 2003, 05:42
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Twas I that posted re. Real Aero Club de Gran Canaria,
when I was there last December the instructor and a Spanish
Police helo pilot (who sat in the back) both talked of a new
operation on Lanzarote, I'd suggest you ring, fax or email (or
all three) to find out (and post back here when you do).

They said they sent their aircraft to Lanzarote for maintenance.

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Old 12th Sep 2003, 05:55
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I flew in Lanzarote a while ago, 1998. A 172 from an outfit right inside the main terminal at Arecife, I'm sorry I can't remember the name. They were very friendly and pretty informal. The machine, EC-GLL, was mechanically sound but cosmetically iffy. In particular the windscreen was so crazed I had to look out the side when pointing into the sun.
You can fly round the island clockwise, or for a change, anticlockwise. Either way takes about an hour. Fuerteventura is the next island over, only a couple of miles across the water.
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Old 12th Sep 2003, 06:29
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I lived in lanzarote and Gran Canaria for 13 years and got some quality P1 in the PA 28 181 at the AeroClub Gran Canaria based at San Augustin in Gran Canaria.

Lanzarote is a different story, there is a 172 that does tourist flights around the island but I doubt whether you will get a P1 opportunity - not that there is really much to do apart from what a previous poster said - go round the island. The guy advertises all over the place and he was (is?) the only operatoir so will not be difficult to track down.

Be aware of very strong winds in Lanzarote - in the early 90's a PA28 spun in to the sea from a 500' orbit and neither the aircraft or its 4 occupants have ever been found despite crashing only a few hundred metres out to sea. The 'assumptive' investigation presumed loss of airspeed whilst turning down wind in an orbit.

Go to Gran Canaria - it's an easier and better deal to fly - but don't go to the Las palmas airport go the aero club in san Augustin
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Old 12th Sep 2003, 15:36
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Thanks chaps.

The missus is going to Lanzarote for a week with her family in Jan and I thought a week with the in-laws would be made more bearable with some island flying. I think the winds referred to may make it less enjoyable at my experience level however, so I'll probably go back to plan A, USA.

Thanks to everyone who posted.
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Old 12th Sep 2003, 20:19
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Flew in Tenerife at Christmas with a mob called Lanza Air - got some P1 in EC-GRR their 172 that banner tows at Playa de Las Americas. They are called Lanza Air because they started up in Lanzarote.

http://www.lanzaair.com/ should get you there.

Cost me 300 Euros for an hour and a quarter with one of their instructors as safety pilot and their 172 was a 200 HP Centurion with a wobbly prop.

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300 yo yos!!! i'll never moan about NFC at EIWT again!!!
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