San Luis Aerodrome

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San Luis Aerodrome

Aeródromo de San Luis
Airport typePrivate
OperatorReal Aero Club de Mahón
Elevation AMSL197 ft / 60 m
Coordinates39°51′44″N 04°15′30″E / 39.86222°N 4.25833°E / 39.86222; 4.25833
San is located in Spain
Location of airport in Spain
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 6,070 1,850 Asphalt
San Luis Aerodrome

San Luis Aerodrome (Spanish: Aeródromo de San Luis) (ICAO: LESL) was the first civil airfield on Menorca. Originally built during the 1920s it was converted for military aircraft activities during the Spanish Civil War. The airfield is located in the Sant Lluís municipality in close proximity to Mahón (only 2½ km from the town centre). During 1949, San Luis was equipped as a customs airport and opened to domestic and international traffic in August. Over the following decade, the airport traffic increased which facilitated two extensions of the runway. However the airport could neither accommodate larger aircraft nor could the runway be extended. In 1967, San Luis was assigned to Real Aero Club de Mahón Menorca (Royal Mahon Flying Club) and since then this entity has been responsible for the conservation and maintenance of the facilities of the Pilot and Aeromodelling School. All civilian services were transferred to the island's newly constructed main airport on March 24, 1969. Today it is primarily used for general and leisure aviation, with approximately 3,000 flights per year.

Aeronautical Fleet[edit]

Bücker, German plane of war.

San Luis Aerodrome has a fleet of five light aircraft:

  • Cessna 172 N with a Lycomig 170 hp engine.
  • Cessna 150 Aerobat with a Continental Rolls Royce O-240A 125 hp engine.
  • Aisa I-11-B with a Continental C-90 hp engine (first flight in 1953).
  • Aisa I-115 with an Emansa Tigre 150 hp engine (first flight in 1952).
  • Bücker, German plane of war of Spanish manufacture with an Emmasa Tigre G-IV 125 hp engine, used nowadays for acrobatic flights (first flight in 1950).

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