Flying Light Aircraft

Al Andalus team route Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Competition 2021
Al Andalus team route Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Competition 2021

Flying Light Aircrafts

Over the last decade Andalucia has become popular as an sport destination for flying light aircraft. Whether you already fly, would like to learn or simply want to experience being a passenger over the stunning and many faceted Andalucian seascape or landscape, the opportunities are there to be taken.



Tourist pleasure flights

Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around 200€ for up to three people in a small aircraft for a piloted flight around some of the most beautiful parts of Andalucia. Imagine the privilege of flying over, pine forests, rivers, the Natural Park of Doñana or the city of Seville in a small aircraft that allows you to take in unique and unforgettable views. Flights of this type will cover ranges from 300 to 1,500 meters high, with flying time of up to one and a half hours.

There are opportunities for flying and learning to fly at clubs and flying schools. The following are listed by the Andalucian General Aviation Authorities:


Flying Club/School

Tel (+34)



Aero Club de Almeria
(Almeria Flying Club)

950 231100

Almeria Airport


FAASA Aviación
Km 4.5, Palma del Rio

957 710460

Sebastian Almargo


Real Aero Club de Jerez
(Jerez Royal Flying Club)

956 150080

Jerez Airport


Aero Club Bahia de Malaga
(Bay of Malaga Flying Club)

952 507 377

Malaga Airport


Real Aero Club de Malaga
(Malaga Royal Flying Club)

952 514216

Axarquia Leoni Benabu


Real Aero Club de Sevilla
(Seville Royal Flying Club)

955 950479

La Juliana


Club Aereo Siete Alas
(Seven Wings Flying Club)

954 272298

Seville Airport


Aviación Deportiva

956 712126

Tomas Fernández


(Sporting Aviation)

687 988240

Espada Airfield


Aerodynamics (Malaga Airport)

Tel: (+34) 952 041740
24 hour Tel: (+34) 649989411

This pilot and flight crew training school. It offers a formal study plan. They frequently have special training promotions and it is best to contact them direct for further information.

Villamartin Flying Club (Cadiz Province)

A suggestion of an interesting airfield to visit is the one at Villamartin, in the province of Cádiz (see contact details above). It is set beside the site of the old train station and is just 2km from the small town of Villamartin. It is easily reached by road and is set at an altitude of 100 meters (328 ft) above sea level, with a 560m asphalt runway. (Co-ordinates N36o 52.32’ /W 005o 38.93’ - frequency: 122.475 MHz).

The picturesque town of Villamartin, with a population of around 12,500, lives mainly from its land and livestock farming, as well as handcrafts and the service industry. It is right in the heart of the Cadiz mountain range and in the north of the Province and is right on the edge of the Natural Park of Grazalema. At just 55 km from Jerez de la Frontera transport can be arranged for those arriving at Jerez airport.

The old station, which is on the same piece of land as the airfield itself, has been renovated and is now an enchanting hotel in typical Andalucian style. It has been open since May 2002 has; inside cafeteria, bar in the garden and swimming pool. If only one family member is interested in flying, there are plenty of other pursuits on offer – such as horse riding, horse and trap rides, bicycle hire, canoe hire (Bornos reservoir), clay pigeon shooting.

Medina Sedonia Flying Club (Cadiz Province)

Also in the Province of Cadiz is the Medina Sidonia Club. This is situated west of the very beautiful and historic hill town of Medina Sedonia.  This is essentially a microlight airstrip.   It is posible to land small light aircraft is the wind conditions are not severe. 

Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz Province)

BAE Commercial Pilot Training Courses

In October 1999, one of the most prestigious pilot schools in Europe, the BAE School of Pilots opened at Jerez de la Frontera. This teaching institution moved from Prestwick in Scotland (having operated there since 1987), not only due to the obvious advantages of excellent weather conditions, but also for economic reasons. With lower light aircraft fuel costs compared to the UK and being able to make use of the abandoned military installations now converted into a civilian airport, it is a much more viable proposition. The installations are owned by AENA, who have given a 20 year concession (until 2019).

The school has over 100 pupils who have access to 2 simulators and a fleet of 30 light aircraft. Here you can obtain a licence as commercial pilot. Initially the training was exclusively for British Airways pilots, but after the early nineties, this expanded to other airlines including; Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Airtours, Air Lingus, Qantas, South African Express Airways, Air China, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, as well as others. With the numbers of pupils and flights increasing, Jerez Airport has seen increased air traffic and looks like it will continue to increase.

Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Competition

An 'Al Andalus' team took part in the 2021 Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Competition. The project was a four hour flight around some of the most iportant sites of 'Al-Andaluz' carefully written up in a flight journal.

The Andalucia team Pedro De Melo Raposo, Feliciano Illana López y Nelson Vaz departed Jerez de la Frontera airport and fly a 750km circuit in about six hours in a Cessna C172 on 3rd July 2021.

The Al Andalus team, donated funds raised to The Spanish Cancer Charity. (La Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer.) has been selected as a media partner for the event. More info at the Al Andalus team Website and on the Blog