The pilots of Aranjuez in Costa Rica say the location, geography and beauty of their home is a good spot for air sports and should be better known to pilots. They are holding a festival in March 2019 for pilots to see for themselves.
Over all day in march, the skies will filled with ULM,s, girocpters, paragliders, hang gliders, ultralights, skydivers, aeromodels and drones. In the festival arena below there will be frisbees, kites and food stands.
A paragliding accuracy competition and acro shows with girocopters and paragliders, are booked in too, with best costa rican pilots in attendance. The festival will be held in a manner that respects the environment, with activities to teach children the importance of looking after it.
Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air there will be plenty to keep you entertained this year. As well as flying displays throughout the afternoon and early evening there will be so much more to see across the whole area including a great air meeting, exhibitions, skydivers, girocopters, helicopters, paramotors, zone of BBQs, the newly Aranjuez air village, product sampling from a multitude of traders and of course the traditional Air Funfair.
For years flying in this country has been listed as an activity for a wealthy elite and high risk taker. However, thanks to the development of new technologies, the manufacture of much safer and easily accessible aircraft is being achieved. Achieving so that this elite of dreamers with free flight increases every day, that is why we decided to develop the AEROCLUB, sanctuary of the Costa Rican light aviation and home that houses all the basic facilities for the good development of our great passion for free flight.
The Aeroclub del Aranjuez has a 20-meter-wide and 800-meter-long, completely natural runway, an aircraft workshop, a skydiving school, hangars and 2 airplanes for rent, a pilot school for Ultralight, sanitary services, bathrooms, an inn, restaurant, electricity, drinking water and camping area.