Airport comments by @PapaOscar

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Beautiful scenery

The aerodrome is abandoned, but the runway is still in excelent condition.

It has an upslope west to east.

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Expensive

Landing fees are around €12,50 per ton.

However, there is a nice restaurant within walking distance from the airfield.

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Very narrow

The dirt runway has become unusable.

On the east there is quite a big hill, so a straight in is difficult.

The runway is rather narrow, with trees and bushes not far from the runway edge.

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Obstacle Course

The runway has a huge upslope east to west. The west end of the runway is full of antennas with supporting wires reaching all the way to the runway edge. On the aproach end it is full of windmills so a continuous turn from base to the treshold has to be made.

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Runway is now fully covered with tarp, and in very good condition.

In spite of the obstacles on both ends, it is not a difficult runway.

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Weeds

High weeds but smooth surface below. Beautiful area.

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Herdade do Pontal is a private runway with very little activity. It has more or less 8 ultralights based there.

The runway is in very good condition. There are obstacles on both ends of the runway, but the runway is long enough so is not a factor.

The beginning of the runway has a downslope, transitioning into an upslope.

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3% upslope on runway 11. High trees on the final approach. With only 260m of runway it can be challenging.