Spanish airbases tour

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benji1867
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Spanish airbases tour

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Hi guys, bit of an oddball request. Im in the early stages of planning a trip for me and some friends taking in all the major Spanish armed force bases. What im after in the main is had anyone visited any of the bases? Is there any good spots? Are the base personnel/local old bill tolerant of our hobby? My plan is to contact each base prior to leaving on said trip to alert them to our possible presence. Any ideas/advice is more than welcome.

cheers
Ben

PeterR
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Torrejon AB, just outside Madrid is alight for spotting due to the interesting runway usage patterns. It just gets very hot with no shade! :sweat:

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benji1867
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nice shot, any issues while there?

Ben

micktruan
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Can I recommend the Spanish air force museum, situated in Madrid, entrance is about £3 , closed Mondays opening hours 1000-1400.
Has around 250 exhibits a lot of which are rare examples of aircraft from the Spanish air force, a differcult place to find, a satnav is handy, search on the Internet for further details, but if you need more details let me know.

Mick
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benji1867
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cheers Mick, We will be in Madrid Saturday-Monday so hopefully its open on the weekends.

Ben

micktruan
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I went this year and occupied me for 3 hours, but I would recommend using a vehicle as its out in the outskirts of Madrid bounded by a couple of major roads.

Mick

frank
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Albacete
Used to spotters and on approach mainly fields and easy parking

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747woody
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Have a look here:

http://www.scramble.nl/airfield-guide/spain

At Albacete, as long as you stay away from the fence, you don't seem to get bothered. However I know people who have been moved on from Torrejon and Moron.

Alternatively, have a chat with this guy!

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61917

benji1867
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cheers fella, yea ive already messaged that guy and scramble is good but only if your a member, cheers tho pal, every snippet of info is a help

Ben

frank
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If you are planning a tour surely it would be worth the scramble fee
Not that expensive if it give you quality information

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