IT has been announced that Pollensa in the north of the island will become the first port in Spain where it will be possible to land privately owned seaplanes.
The president of the Mallorcan Aeronautical Foundation, Miquel Buades, confirmed that he has received a report from the Air Safety Agency for the eventual use of the bay of Pollensa as a hydrosurface for the planes and that a coordination agreement was also signed with the Air Force Base, according to the Foundation.
Initially they will have permission for a maximum of 50 hydroplanes a year can land in the port. This will allow pilots of this type of plane to train in the area as it will be the only one in Spain; until now they had to go to Italy or France for training.
It should be noted that the area where the seaplanes can land will be limited in the bay itself. The planes will land in the area of Punta Avançada which is quite far from the coast as one of the requirements land far enough away from people so as not to disturb the residents. Once a seaplane is in the water it is considered a boat so can dock in the port without problem.
A FIRST: Pollensa will be home to Spain’s first port for seaplanes.