Up in the air with don Alejandro.


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!!


Approaching landing:


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!

Gracias Ale!



About Quemao Viejo

A project to scape the Rat Race with a micro-camping site and a veterinary practice using local medicinal plants.
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2 Responses to Up in the air with don Alejandro.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Would it be posible to make some parachute while flying with Don Ale? In case it is, I might appear in a very few months, begin with a parachute jump and end up dreaming of the past experience while looking at the views from one of your vertical camping hammocks…

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