Ota Air Base
Sat, 17 Mar 2018
at Ota Air Base,
One of the most important air bases of the Portuguese Air Force, Ota Air Base is the main center for the training of Air Force personnel in the country, mainly for the ground school part of the training, with the flight training occurring mostly at Sintra Air Base (LPST).
Between 2008-2010 there were talks and proposals to build a new international airport at the air base's location, to replace the current Lisbon airport (LPPT), though these ultimately fell to ground due to the unsuitability of the soils for the project and the dangerous geography of the area (with a mountain ridge rising quickly to 500m after you take off from runway 35).
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