Portugal has quite a few rural airfields for ultralight aircrafts and remote controlled airplanes (UAV, Drones). Since October 2009 there is a new ultralight airfield near the biggest reservoir lake in Portugal. An impression of the airstrip just outside Campinho village in the southern Alentejo province.
Ultralight airfield at the Alqueva reservoir lake
The new airfield is known as “Campo de Voo de Campinho”, meaning Campinho Airfield.
|Ultralight airfield Campinho in Alentejo - Portugal
On its inauguration date on the 8th of October 2009 – the Campinho Airfield had quite a show.
|View at Alqueva lake and the Campinho airfield from the sky
The runway view from the control tower;
|Ultralight airstrip Campinho in Alentejo - Portugal
The wooden shed acts as control tower when
|The control tower of Campinho airfield in Alentejo - Portugal
The airfield is officially certified, contact numbers are listed here:
|Contact numbers for Campinho airfield in Alentejo - Portugal
For furthr information about the Campinho airstrip contact Luis Fonseca: 961-321-908 or José Miranda 966-109-906.
Have a look at aerial pictures from the nearby royal hunting estate from King Carlos, now being transformed into a luxury golf resort.
Further down the road there’s a nice lakeside recreation area with BBQ stalls, toilets and a boat ramp.