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#1808748
Given the fun sporradic UK lockdown policy it's looking increasingly likely I'll be spending winter in the Algarve this year.

However, waiting to maintain my flying currency I was hoping I'd be able to look at renting something to buzz around in, but Google is not providing much luck in terms of finding results so I was wondering if anybody here knew about renting aircraft out there?

In terms of location I'll be close to Portimão aerodrome so that would be my preferred location :-) but happy to consider anywhere South of Lisbon really.
#1808853
The Portuguese seem rather laid back when it comes to aircraft rental: I tried every year for six years to get a flight with an instructor in Madeira: Only managed to make contact once: and the aeroplane was tech when I arrived.

Gave up.
#1808875
Highly recommend Malcolm @fly365 near Lagos not far from Portimao and I believe the c42 can be rented now, will probably need a checkout ride. It's a picturesque area to fly around, especial Monchique and the racetrack at Esteril and Cape St Vincent.

If you're interested in checking out the rest of the coast I have a house in the old town of Albufeira and can suggest places to visit.

Enjoy,
Regards
#1808933
GAFlyer4Fun wrote:
Artschool wrote:they weren't interested last time I was there during summer. parachute drops were readily available.


Not been myself but it was during the summer where I saw some pics of the Extra in action over some great scenery.

Out of curiosity did you try https://www.airemotions.com/scenic-flight/ as that looks a typical GA fleet?


no I just went down to the air field and spoke to them.
#1810429
Thanks for the answers guys! I've just spoken face to face with one of the managers and pilot of Skydive Seven (SK7) https://www.skydiveseven.pt who are based out of Alvor and have a 172 for scenic flying and banner flying (they're the ones that also have the Extra for aerobatics and a Porter for skydives).
He said they would rent out the 172 at the following rates:

Initial Check Flight: 300 EUR/hr
Rental Rate: 250 EUR/hr

Both check flight and normal rental includes 1 landing at Alvor. Any additional landings charged at 24.60 EUR.

I might pop down to Fly365 this week and chat to the guy about the C42s :-)
#1810620
That is a lot more expensive than Ken Thomsett used to charge for his C172, or the club C150 about 5-6 years ago. Unfortunately, Ken sold up and retired, so well done for finding a potential alternative . Let us know how you get on with the fly365 guys and the C42.

The only way I got to fly at Portimao in the last couple of years was by flying my own aircraft down there with the Europa Club :D


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