Ctra. de Malaga Km. 313 18690 Almunecar Granada Spain
The majority of our flying sites are situated within the Sierra Nevada region and the Almijaras mountains offering great thermal flying with xc potential. Based on the coast we also have the added advantage of several local coastal flying sites.
Coastal Flying Sites
Thermic. One of our more popular and regular flying sites. Only half an hour drive from our base towards Granada. This site offers spectacular views. On a good day you can see as far as the Atlas Mountains (Morocco). Getting above take off reveals beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada! For the more experienced pilot the right conditions offer the possibility of a challenging flight to the coast. Take off: 900m Landing: 500m
Peña Escrita (Almijaras) Thermic. A similar setting to the Otivar site. Take off: 1200m Landing: 600m
Soaring. A five minute drive from the hotel California. Easy to fit in after a long day thermalling. Laminar sea breeze will keep flyers in the air, enjoying the spectacular landscape until sunset. The ridge runs from the village to the light house. Landing on a long beach where you can watch others land whilst enjoying a drink in the beach bar. Take off: 80m Landing: 0m
Cerro de Itrabo Top to bottom (thermic). Take off: 750m Landing: 0m
Alfamar Top to bottom (thermic/soaring). Take off: 550m Landing: 0m
Cenes de la Vega
Thermic. At the foothills of the Sierra Nevada close to Granada about an hours drive from our base. Another of our regular flying sites offering easy take off and landing with great thermalling practice for all levels and some great xc potential for those up for it. Classical flights from here are: Sierra Nevada to the sea / Sierra Nevada to Guadix / Sierra Nevada to Sierra Nevada (out and return). Take off: 1300m Landing: 750m
Orgiva Thermic. Take off: 1600m Landing: 400m
Loja Thermic/soaring. Take off: 1200m Landing: 550m
More about the geographical position of Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada is located near the city of Granada (31 km), in Southern Spain, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. The mountain range has 20 peaks of over 3,000 metres whose northern faces are snow-covered throughout the winter season. The main peaks are Mulhacén, the highest summit in the Iberian Peninsula, (3.481 m) and Pico Veleta (3.470 m). The range streches from east to west for over 100 kms.
More about the infrastructure / safety
There is a heliport and health centre in Sierra Nevada.
There is also a helicopter stationed permanently at the main hospital in Granada.
There are several major hospitals in Granada.
A specialised mountain rescue team is located in Sierra Nevada (Guardia Civil de Montaña).