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Hi all.


My name is Manuel and I'm 17.


I come from Portugal and I'm half way through my PPL (1oh35m so far). My home airfield is LPMA and I'm looking forward to contribute to this site. Btw I fly a 1967 PA-28 180.





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Hello Manuel and 098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif...I had a friend called Manuel, when I was at school.


I`m not aware of anyone else from Portugal,on this forum....If I`m correct you are the first!


If you have some photos of your area I would like to see them...To post photos here they must 150 kb or less!





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Glad I'm the first portuguese member. Here are some photos (I still have only got a few) of my area. Hope you like them.


These photos are from my flight instructor:



Ponta Delgada, Madeira Island



Porto Santo Island



Flying low, Porto Santo Island



Desertas Island



Somwhere in Madeira Island


Some of my photos:



Landing in Porto Santo




Funchal Bay, Madeira Island


Finally an image of Madeira International Airport (attached)





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098_welcome.gif.81ff07d492568199326e4f64f78d7bc6.gif mate...tell us a bit about what flying is like around Portugal

I can't say much about flying around Portugal since I'm only into aviation for one year. But from what I know, here in Madeira there are about 50 pilots, about 15 CPL's and the rest PPL. Flying here is challenging, usually, in LPMA windshear is frequent, gusts of 25/30kt. I don't know if you knew this but LPMA is the only airport where it's given you 3 winds. Two from the runways and the other from Rosario.


Another thing that many people from the mainland Portugal are kinda afraid of is flowing over water for miles, but i haven't got any problem with it (so far:wink:) we just follow normal procedure and have a raft on board and wear lifejackets.


In the summer (August) I'll be doing my cross-country flight in mainland Portugal, and at that time, I think, I will have a big picture of what's flying around Portugal. Regarding ATC, Legislation it's pretty much like UK. After all it's a JAA PPL.


If you want to ask something feel free.





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