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Helicopter tours of the island?
#1
Anyone know if helicopter tours exist? Found some in Gran Canaria but nothing on Fuerteventura. Or even a light aircraft trip? Wondering if maybe it is not possible due to the flight path and airport location. Have seen plenty of drone videos but would love to see the island from above.
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None that I have ever heard of, we see the occasional Police or Emergency helicopters { Coast guard} and we have seen an Air ambulance, but that is just about it
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There used to be helicopter trips available many years ago, but they stopped.

Light aircraft trips are done from the small airfield between Los Alares and Antigua - https://aerodromo-del-jarde.negocio.site/

12 years ago I won a raffle prize to fly in a light plane from the airport.  We flew south to Costa Calma, round the Punta de Jandia, up the west coast to El Cotillo, along to Corralejo and then back to the airport. An amazing experience!
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Sounds amazing, thank you.
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I treated my OH to a trip in the light aircraft about 5 years ago for his birthday. He did similar route in reverse and said it was amazing!. They landed on a small strip somewhere down south in the middle of nowhere to answer a call of nature and along came a guy in a camper van to ask if they needed help!  Big Grin . They couldn't land at first attempt back at Antigua as there was a pair of guirre circling above the airfield. The pilot actually delayed the flight date several times waiting for a good Weather day. Go for it!
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Not quite a helicopter - but this gyrocopter used to buzz around the north of the island a few years ago doing sightseeing trips.

Frequently used to land at El Cotillo, between the windmill and the tower for a leg stretch and then take off again, which was often the highlight of our day.  Exciting lives we lead eh?

                          

I don't know if this is still operating or whether it's the kind of thing you have in mind.
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My son would love it but I think I might need a couple of cold beers first.
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(23-11-2019, 01:09 PM)Captain Sensible Wrote: Light aircraft trips are done from the small airfield between Los Alares and Antigua - https://aerodromo-del-jarde.negocio.site/
 Not sure this is still operating, drove past there yesterday afternoon, no sign of life, anyway none that we could see.
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Can't guarantee it's still being used but the only time we ever saw any sign of life was when we had the flight booked. Even then we arrived about 30 minutes early and the guy only turned up with 5 minutes to spare. He worked at somewhere in Puerto as his main job, the planes were his hobby which he shared when he had a booking. I seem to remember he had the small plane and another contraption which looked a bit like a helicopter! We do see a small plane fly down the coast past us now and again which I presumed was the same guy.

I've searched back through my records and found an email from 2014 when OH had his flight. The guy's name was Aridane and this was his email:

aridane urquia gutierrez [mailto:aerodromoeljarde@hotmail.com] 

I emailed in Google translated Spanish.
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There were 3 of the 'funny' helicopters flying down the west coast at around 5pm. They turned inland in front of the Betancuria range, perhaps heading for the Antigua aerodrome?

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