Southern Spain

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Perhaps the best weather in mainland Europe and close to the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountains in Spain (12,000 ft). Here in southern Spain you will find the best climate and the best flying. There is a wide variety of flying sites; from hills overlooking the sea, or take-offs up to 6,000ft above sea level and landings on the beach or in dry river-beds up to 15 Km. away.

The “Costa del Sol”, halfway between Malaga and  Almeria, 60km south of Granada city.
Some of the important local places are  Almunecar 10 mins, La Herradura 20 mins, Alpujarra/Orgiva 30mins, Nerja 40 mins.

Accommodation
This is provided at the Spanish centre. Rooms are usually shared, unless you specify otherwise, in which case there is an extra charge.

The Flying

For the beginner
Vast open meadows provide perfect landing fields and ground training . Nursery slopes will provide the perfect start and once you are able to safely take off and land, you will progress onto flights of  up to two  thousand feet. After one week you should be a very competent pilot.

For the Improver and advanced pilot
Flights of  2 000’ are available  on the doorstep with plenty of thermal and cross-country potential for the more advanced. .

How do you get there
We will arrange your out and return flights and connection to  Malaga  from a convenient UK airport.  (see the list on Booking Form below  The prices quoted will include this.

What if it's not flyable?

There is plenty of history around the area, and on the rare unflyable days we may go sight seeing or even visit the beach and go kite surfing, but that's up to you. One of the interesting features of southern Spain are the Pueblos Blancos (white villages), these quaint little towns often perch on small hills dominating the surrounding area. The Al Hambra in Granada is a

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