jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

Just sharing my experience!

Just sharing my experience ... when I decided that I wanted to start my PPL-A training, I checked the flying schools around where I live - Barcelona:

1. In El Prat it is not allowed to do Visual Flights, hence it has no PPL flying schools. Instead it has a big zone around it, where small planes cannot enter - this zone basically goes from Mataró to Sitges, and even beyond those towns any small plane must stay below a certain altitude, in order to not mess with the commercial airliners. Too bad.

2. Sabadell is the closest airport for General Aviation, about 30 minute in car from where I live. It is famous for some troubles with the people living around it, which like to complain about the noise levels and had some restrictions imposed, for example on EFATO training ("engine failure after take off"). There are 5 flight schools, but some of them provide only the advanced training to upcoming commercial pilots. The Sabadell Airclub does PPL-A training, and has a very impressive fleet, but is more expensive when compared to Reus. With so many pilots, Sabadell is a very busy little airport.

3. Igualada is 45 minutes drive from where I live, and a tiny airstrip in between some hills, with a school that has only 1 or 2 planes, I believe. With regards to being busy - it is the complete contrary to Sabadell. Sadly it has no fuel available, hence for fueling you will have to fly to Sabadell - that really put me off. :( Furthermore Igualada itself is not a controlled airport, hence you don't learn the Radio communication skills like you would on a controlled airport.

4. Reus is the airport furthest away that I included in my research - about 1 hour by car. On advertisement RAC Reus is a little less obvious than other schools in Catalunya. For example in the magazine "Aviación general y deportiva" there are 3 advertisments from TopFly, and several other schools (including ULM only) are in the register at the back, but the RAC Reus is not included there. So you have to find it first ;) When I did, I loved it from the start. Compared to Sabadell, the Reus airport is not even half as busy. It has a runway about 3 times as long as Sabadell or Igualada, which means there is more security for engine failures or human mistakes during starts and landings. With regards restrictions, instead of the big Barcelona no-entry zone, Reus has direct access to the Mediterranean sea, part of it still covered by the airport's control zone. Unlike Igualada, it has fuel and is controlled. There are few residential areas directly adjacent to the airport. The cities Reus and Tarragona are a few miles out. For the normal approach, you fly around 1 village called Constanti, but the rest of the traffic pattern has just some fields and motorways underneath. It's funny that you share the airport with the occasional Ryanair, and in the summer month there are a few more holiday airliners - which will always take priority over General Aviation traffic. Yet, I had hours in Reus where the tower told me to continue touch and go's "at my own discretion" ;) And I was thinking how different the flight training must be when you are based on a very busy airport. Yet Reus will give you the occasional funny situation, where you taxi in your little Cessna, and the plane ahead is a Boeing, and behind you an Airbus waits in line :) ... that's something you would never have in Sabadell or Igualada.

The RAC Reus crew was always very professional with me. I started flight training and ground school in parallel around January, and the hardest part for me was the Spanish - all 9 written exams are available in Spanish only :(. Once I started doing both the flying and the Radio contact inside the plane, I switched that to English. Middle of May I had my first Solo flight - by that time I had 23 hours with instructor and 140 landings in my log book. By the end of July I did my Solo Triangle to Huesca and Lleida. On the 24th October I had my practical exam and got certified for my JAR-PPL (A). Since I work full time and can only fly on Weekends, it was really important that my flight school has time for me when I need it - and RAC Reus has been incredible helpful with that. I'm sure if you have more time available, you can go through all the practical training in a month or two. For my own availability, doing it in 9 months was still pretty impressive.

For anyone checking out Flight Schools around Barcelona, I hope this write-up is useful.


Kai Steinbach

* Note: The Aeroclub de Reus does not have to share the comments herein. Is not responsible for the opinions expressed by their members and / or collaborators.

Aeroclub de Reus
Phone: +34 977 771911
Website: www.racreus.com

miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010



October 30, 2010

Navigation photo contest.


• 9:00 pm in Aeroclub de Reus (Reus Airport - "LERS"). 43204 Reus (Tarragona). Spain.
• Briefing: 9:30 pm
• Start of competition: 10:30 h.
• Lunch: 14:00 pm
• Awards ceremony: 16:00 pm

Registration is free.

1. Salad
2. Fish Paella firewood.
3. Chicken with baked potatoes.
4. Chestnuts, panellets. (Traditional dessert popular in Fall).
5. Bread, water, wine, soda, coffee.

The price is: 20 euros
The children's menu: 10 euros

We wait for you with your family and friends. Come fly with us!

PHONE: +34 977 771911
or by e-mail: racreus@racreus.com

website: www.racreus.com

Flying School. Flying Club.

Come and fly with us! Discover Costa Dorada from the air!

We have hangar spaces available!

Address: Reus Airport (LERS). 43204 REUS (Tarragona) Catalonia. Spain.
Contact: Phone: +34 977 771911
E-mail: racreus@racreus.com
Website: www.racreus.com


The Aeroclub de Reus is located at the Airport of Reus (Catalonia, Tarragona. Spain). A prime location for sightseeing flights to meet the Camp de Tarragona from another perspective, its mountains, its towns and cities, its beautiful coast, the charm of the Ebro Delta.

The area has a good weather and you can find the excellent facilities from the Reus Airport, with low rates, a runway of 2.459 meters (8.067 ft) and the services of the Aeroclub de Reus: Aircraft Fleet, administrative offices, café and restaurant , aircraft maintenance workshop and hangar space for aircraft.

Reus is a commercial and cultural city, well connected, with many modernist architecture.

Tarragona, a city with an extraordinary wealth of Roman culture on the shores of the Mediterranean.

A wonderful environment of beaches that make the Costa Dorada, and a rich cuisine, seafood and land.

Other places of interest:

The Cistercian Route.
The Ebro Delta
Route of the Pyrenees.
Costa Dorada.
The Sierra de Prades and Montsant.
The Priorat and fine wines with personality.
Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza.

Very easy access and good connections: By road, rail and plane.

Boutiques and charming hotels at your service.

Lots of shops and spaces for sports.

Learn to fly our historical aircraft: BÜCKER.

from 1935

Flying Club & Flying School

Course Private Pilot.
Initiation courses on the fly.
Flight initiation in single-engine plane.

The main goal of our school of the Aero Club of Reus is to facilitate the flying. The Flying Club gives facilities in order to do this activity and to make it all possible. We organize Initiation Flight Courses.

The departures and arrivals are at the Aeroclub de Reus.

We hope your visit!

Aeroclub de Reus
Phone: +34 977 771911
website: www.racreus.com

sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2010

The 75 anniversary of the founding of the Aero Club de Reus

The 75 anniversary of the founding of the Aero Club de Reus (1935 - 2010) and the opening ceremony of the Historic Hangar of 1937, restored by the Aeroclub de Reus.
The future museum of the history of aviation in Reus, as well as airplane hangar.

We hangar spaces available. Ask.


"The Republican hangar in Reus
Reus Aero Club was founded on 2 May 1935 and within a year it had the land on which to
locate the runways. However, the project was halted temporarily by the eruption of the civil
war (1936-1939), started by a military uprising against the legitimate Second Republic. In
October 1936 the project was started up again and in 1937 a hangar designed by Russian
engineers was built there. The hangar had an area of 2,650 m2 and could house large
aeroplanes; it was a building unique in the whole of Spain that, because of its advanced
features, made the airfield at Reus an important element in the aerial defence of the

Aeroclub de Reus. (flying School - flying Club)
2010, September, 18

Reus Airport (LERS)
Autovia Reus - Tarragona, s/n.
43204 Reus (Tarragona) Spain.

phone: +34 977 771911

viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010

PPL (A) Private Pilot License.

PPL (A) Private Pilot Licence. School training for pilots and flight courses for beginners, in school flying club: Aero Club de Reus.

Excellent rates and packages available.

Located in Reus Airport. 43204 REUS (Tarragona) Spain. In the Costa Dorada, between the cities of Reus and Tarragona. With a superb climate that enables us to fly all year round. Well connected by air, highway and railway. A 100 km from Barcelona. A 3 Km from Reus and 11 Km from Tarragona.

We offer all services. Snack bar, restaurant. Room of Pilots. WC. Hangar maintenance workshop airplanes mechanic. Parking.

And hangar spaces available.

We are in an area rich in scenery, beautiful mountains, gastronomy, wines, Roman history and art nouveau buildings and trade of quality. Surrounded by good hotels, leisure, sports and beaches.

Information: Aero Club de Reus, phone +34 977 771911 or e-mail: racreus@racreus.com

photo copyright Aeroclub de Reus.

martes, 10 de agosto de 2010

Come Fly with us

Come Fly

Come fly with us. Discover the Costa Dorada from the air. Enjoy the natural park of the Ebro Delta from the air. Admire the territory.

Good flying sensations, experiencing the joy of flying while enjoying the spectacular scenery, with its partner, family or friends.

Organize your own air tour.

The spectacular sensation of flying is available to everyone. Adventure assured. An unforgettable experience. A gift. A very funny bachelor party. A romantic flight.
Different holidays to know the area from the air, with a "Baptism of Flight" in one of our aircraft.


The capacity of the aircraft is 3 passengers plus the pilot. (We also have a 2-seater aircraft and occasionally up to 6 seats).

The flights will run from 10:00 h. in the west every day of the year where weather conditions and technical possibilities allow.

Payment is due at the secretary of the Real Aeroclub de Reus - Costa Dorada, before boarding.

There is the possibility of the baptism of the air with a route different from the standard routes established in the application to the Aeroclub de Reus, previously.

According to the Air Navigation Act dated 07.31.1960 and the RD 2333/83 of 4 August, passengers will enjoy a passer-partner insurance.

Minors must be accompanied by their parents or establish a written permission from parents or guardians.

We recommend using comfortable clothes and sports, especially footwear.

Get a quote, information and reservations Aeroclub de Reus, Contact Phone: 977 771911 or by e-mail: racreus@racreus.com

Visit our website: http://www.racreus.com/

Some of our itineraries to "baptism of the Air" you can see the following link:


The Aeroclub de Reus, is located at the Reus airport. 43204 REUS (Tarragona, Catalonia) Spain. A prime location for sightseeing flights to meet the Camp de Tarragona from another perspective, its mountains, its villages and towns, its beautiful coast, the charm of the Delta Ebro.

Reus is a commercial and cultural city, well connected, with many buildings of modernist architecture (Art Nouveau).

Tarragona, a city with an extraordinary wealth of Roman culture.

A wonderful environment of beaches that make the Costa Dorada, and a rich cuisine, seafood and land.

Other places of interest:

- The Cistercian Route.
- The Ebro Delta
- Route of the Pyrenees.
- Costa Dorada.
- The Sierra de Prades and Montsant.
- The Priorat and fine wines with character.

Access: From highway, rail and air.

Real Aeroclub de Reus - Costa Dorada "Aeroclub de Reus, founded in 1935 (75th anniversary of the foundation).
• Pilot School.
• Beginners Courses powered flight.
• Baptisms flight (Air tours).

Reus Airport
Autovía Reus – Tarragona, s/n. (Highway Reus - Tarragona)
43204 Reus (Tarragona). Spain.

Also: Ap. de Correos nº 494 – 43201 Reus.
Phone: +34 977 771911
e-mail: racreus@racreus.com
Website: http://www.racreus.com

Request Information!

jueves, 8 de julio de 2010

Activities and News Aero Club de Reus

  • NEWS. Activities Aero club de Reus (Reus Airport, Reus (LERS)-Spain)

    - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Aeroclub de Reus (1935-2010) and Inauguration of the restored historic Hangar 1937, scheduled for next September 18, 2010, at 11:30. Private act by personal invitation. And also arranged visits: information Aeroclub de Reus. Built by Russian engineers during the Spanish Civil War. Building unique beauty. Moved from Reus Airport to the site of the Aeroclub de Reus (in Reus Airport), recently restored.

  • - MEMBERS: New prices. We have increased prices for the DA20 Diamond - C1 Eclipse: 115 euros - 126 euros (DM).

  • - AIRCRAFT HANGAR: We have places available. Reservations and information at the Aeroclub de Reus, phone +34 977 771911 or e-mail: racreus@racreus.com Price: 3 euros m2.

  • - Aircraft for sale (renewal of fleet): a Cessna 152 or a Cessna 172, in good condition. Information on the Aeroclub de Reus.

    Aeroclub de Reus

The Royal Aero Club of Reus - Costa Dorada (Flying Club)

Reus Airport - (LERS). Reus, Catalonia, Spain

Flying School
Flight Baptism

Phone: +34 977 771911

lunes, 7 de junio de 2010

Traveling to Costa Dorada, in Spain ?

Plan to visit Spain? Traveling to Spain? Travel to the Costa Dorada (Reus Airport), Reus, Tarragona, Spain?

Come and fly with us!

Discover "Costa Dorada (Salou, Cambrils, Tarragona, Reus, Miami Beach, La Pineda, ...).

Discover Costa Dorada from the air!

From 75 euros (€).

Ask information at The Royal Aero Club of Reus

Aeroclub de Reus
Reus Airport
43204 REUS (Tarragona) Spain.
Phone: + 34 977 7719 11
e-mail: racreus@racreus.com

martes, 9 de febrero de 2010

Activities and news from the Aeroclub de Reus

Activities and news from the Aeroclub de Reus.

  • Web of the Aero club de Reus: http://www.racreus.com/ updated on February 2010.

  • We recommend you to visit the webpage of the Aero club: news and calendar of activities.

  • You can also enter to Aeroclub de Reus on Facebook and on Twitter. Join us and recommend us to your friends.

  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1650682016

  • Twitter: http://twitter.com/racreus

  • Join us in our blog "I'm flying!" rss/atom feed system.

  • NEXT ACTIVITY: 13th February 2010. Meet of planes at the Aeroclub de Reus, located at the Reus Airport, Reus (Tarragona), Spain. "LERS". On this planes meet we will know each other, we will know new friends and if the meteo is good we will be able to fly to our space and know the Gold Coast from the sky. We cheer you up to come with your planes, to book our planes, and after flying we alse cheer you up to stay and have lunch with us at the bar of the Aero club de Reus and we'll have a typical "Sardinada" (sardines from the Golden Coast) from the Costa Dorada (Catalonian Mediterranean Sea). The price of the meal will be 10 euros per person (it includes: sardines, bread, wine and water). Timetable: 11am to 14pm. BOOKING: you have to book for advance at the Aeroclub de Reus, phone +34 977 77 19 11 or via e-mail: racreus@racreus.com WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU! For more information, contact with the Aeroclub de Reus.

  • We cheer you up to visit the Aero club de Reus and our territory (Camp de Tarragona) and Reus city, the beaches from the Golden Coast and other places of touristic and cultural interest. COME TO FLY WITH US! Ask for hour packs' offers to fly at the Aeroclub de Reus. We have some recommended hotels that are collaborators with us for if someone wants to stay some days in our territory.

  • Aeroclub de Reus. Flying school PPL-A.

  • We also offer air trips, flight baptisms, iniciation to fly.

  • The Aeroclub de Reus has all the services and as examples we can talk about the bar/restaurant, the workshop of planes' mantainment, and hangars.

  • Now we are restorating a historical hangar from 1937 (built by the Russians during the Spanish civil war). This building has been saved and we are very happy with this. We think that will be working at March. It will be a hangar for renting places to park planes and a part will become a Museum of the aviation history in Reus. This restoration has been possible thanks to the official helps of the "Memòria Històrica" of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Diputació de Tarragona, AENA, Ajuntament de Reus and the own Aeroclub de Reus. If you want to make a place reservation on this hangar you have to talk with the Aero club de Reus.

  • We hope we can tell you soon the date of the Air Rally "Calçotada" 2010, punctuable for the Catalonia championship that we celebrate on our territory, organized by the Aero club de Reus during all the morning. And finally, a lunch (calçotada), a typical food from here, and the awards giving to the champions of the different varieties.

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