I am opening a new section about activities to do while visiting Quemao Viejo, and I couldn’t think of a better beginning than a flying tour with Flying Instructor and best friend, Alejandro.
Alejandro is an experienced light-weighted plain pilot and would be spending as much time as he can up in the air . Flying has been always his dream. As a child he would spend hours chasing starts with his telescope, enchanting us with thousand stories about constellations, planets and walks in the moon. Still as a teenager, he got his first way to jump far into the air, a paraglide. I could never forget staring at him, getting lost among the clouds, like another bird, free as the wind.
After several years of training, now Alejandro is a Flying Instructor in the flying academy “ Al Aire”, located in the Aeroclub Totana.
A training day for Alejandro could look like that:
Discussing the flight schedule with the flight controller.
Checking the weather conditions and planning of manoeuvres:
With Julio, President of the “Al Aire” school of aviation, master pilot and Alejandro’s mentor:
“WTF!! stop taking pictures NOW! and get in the plain or I am taking off without you!!” ( Too anxious to get there…)
This is Alejandro’s evil smile when he practices the “free-falling” ( I don’t know much about it, but they need to practice that, in case the engine fails. So, Alejandro cuts the plain’s motor and you experience free fall for a couple of seconds). The smile comes because he knows your genitalia are getting stuck into your skull!!
And another happy flight with don Alejandro!
This time, it was only a training session, but you can book to flight to Mazarron, where Alejandro would take you flying just above the sea shore. Quite an experience!