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Sam Rutherford 21st Oct 2010 17:02

Paphos, Cyprus
 
Has anyone had any experience of GA here? Good, bad, indifferent?

Alternatives in Cyprus?

Thanks, Sam.

S-Works 21st Oct 2010 17:15

Are you looking to arrive in Cyprus or to fly there?

If you want to arrive in Cyprus from overseas then if memory serves you can only come in via Larnaca. I have a friend who does the trip from the UK on a Twin Comanche on a regular basis. I will double check with him.

I have flown out of Larnaca many times and Cyprus in general is a PITA. Getting through security to the aircraft takes a couple of hours wandering around getting bits of paper stamped. Once you get airborne there is nothing to see as the viz is usually so bad and you can only fly in designated training areas.

All a bit dull really.

PeggyQ 21st Oct 2010 18:02

Sam, I live out here and i can tell you that the DCA are not bigs fans of any type aviation other than commercial. Having said that, I own a microlight and fly it most weekends from a tiny strip where the DCA turn a blind eye. Also, RAF Akrotiri have their own GA flying club where they operate a 150 and 172

Heliplane 22nd Oct 2010 09:58

I'd avoid Paphos like the plague.

Stopped there in 2007 with a group of planes (all single engine pistons of a similar weight but some N-reg and some G-reg) and they gave us a very difficult time with flight plans and charged each of us very different fees - appeared to be based on what they could extort out of us individually rather than according to a standard charging schedule.

We skipped our planned stop there on the return trip and will never route through there again.

chevvron 22nd Oct 2010 11:26

Wasn't there a GA airfield just south west of Nicosia or has the club there moved to Larnaca?

PeggyQ 22nd Oct 2010 12:20

There are currently plans for a GA club based south of Nicosia but having trouble with the locals. At the moment, we (me and a small handful of locals) operate our flexwings out of a tiny patch that they had bulldozed in between the hills. It's in a place called Marki.

There is also a GA club at LCA airport but they are quite heavily restricted by ATC. They are seemingly unable to cope with more than one a/c at a time in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sam Rutherford 22nd Oct 2010 15:12

thanks for all of that, and 500 above, I've sent you a message!

Sam.



PS Beirut is already part of another mad-scheme I'm putting together for 2012!

Davidt 27th Oct 2010 15:32

I'd take up the offer of the previous poster to arrange handling or if he cannt do it have a word with Griffon Aviation who run the flight school there. I went a few years ago (direct from Crete, no need to trouble Larnica), thanks to Griffon I avoided paying a fortune in handling, crew bus fees etc etc still charged CyŁ25 for each 12hours or part for parking. Arrival wasnt much of an event but departure was a real faff back and to to endless offices filling in bits of paper and paying fees getting stamps all in took best part of 4 hours to get airborne.
As you can see I paid in CyŁ so it was a few years ago theyve gone euro since and theres a new opperator running the place so expect it'd cost even more now.
I had to get a written landing permission from a man at the "Ministry", he was very helpfull it arrived by e-mail within 24 hours, might not still be a requirement since they joined the EU ?

I have a holiday home there and visit 5/6 times a year c/o Easy not sure i'd bother taking my own in again, your not made welcome

lmstrade 14th Jul 2018 09:53

Old Post bump
 

Originally Posted by PeggyQ (Post 6009533)
Sam, I live out here and i can tell you that the DCA are not bigs fans of any type aviation other than commercial. Having said that, I own a microlight and fly it most weekends from a tiny strip where the DCA turn a blind eye. Also, RAF Akrotiri have their own GA flying club where they operate a 150 and 172

Hi,

​​​​​​This is quite an old thread but what you've said here really intrigues me. We are currently renovating what will be home in Tsada in the long term, but will be in and out from the Gulf for a few years.

At some point I want to bring my currency back up to date and get some flight time. What you've said here sounds like just the ticket:

"I own a microlight and fly it most weekends from a tiny strip where the DCA turn a blind eye."

Are you still operating? Would you be so kind as to explain a little more please.

Many apologies for the cold contact, but any tips you could share would be enormously appreciated.

Regards

Lee


(PeggyQ has not visited PPRuNe since these posts were made in October 2010)

Flap40 16th Jul 2018 09:06

Google earth shows what looks like a tarmac strip NE of Marki at 35 02 17.92N 33 20 45.19E. Image date is 5/nov/2017 so reasonably up to date.

500 above 16th Jul 2018 12:30

Has it been that long since we met up in Paphos, Sam?

If it helps anyone, drop me a PM. I live close to Paphos airport and have plenty of flying connections in the area. I used to instruct there and fly bizjets out of LCA and PFO.

Regards.

Romeo Tango 7th Dec 2018 17:16

I would be grateful for the current situation in Cyprus.
I want to transit through there with ~5 light singles in the spring and will want avgas, customs and as little hassle as possible ...
Is Larnaca still the only place to go?

Sam Rutherford 8th Dec 2018 05:58

Hi RT,

500 above can help (yes, it's been that long!), also, seeing your Dorset based, I'll be at Henstridge next Saturday if you want to meet up and talk about flying in that region (and further east).

Cheers, Sam.

Jan Olieslagers 8th Dec 2018 08:15


Google earth shows what looks like a tarmac strip NE of Marki at 35 02 17.92N 33 20 45.19E. Image date is 5/nov/2017 so reasonably up to date.
A good find! Still it is only some 200m long, yet asfalted. Too short for PPL, too tidy for microlighters, perhaps R/C modellers?

Sam Rutherford 8th Dec 2018 09:03

Tseri radio-controlled, very nice!

overandout 18th Dec 2018 09:31

Hi Sam and RT
I am currently in close touch with the bods that matter in Larnaca
all under control

email me.??


chevvron 18th Dec 2018 10:26

There's about 400m of the original Paphos UN airfield left about 2nm west of the present airport, or if you have a helicopter there's a helipad adjacent to it.
www.goo.gl/maps/UAcgm6p8zr12

500 above 18th Dec 2018 12:55

Tseri has been used by microlights/LSA in the past.

I’ve replied to your PM RT.

chevvron 19th Dec 2018 03:26

There are 4 other 'airfields' but 3 are on motorways; the 4th is Kingsfield in the Dhekalia SBA north east of Larnaca; runway is 1250m.

Council Van 20th Dec 2018 06:41

Is it Paphos that has the Seabee parked up or is that Larnaca, would love to have fly in that.


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