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Castellón de la Plana (Castellón)

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Airfield Information

  • Tipe of airfield: AOPA
  • Province: Castellón de la Plana
  • Nearest town: Camino La Plana, s/n
  • Operator: Aeroclub de Castellón (Aeródromo Del Pinar)
  • Airfield information:
    • Co-ordinates: 395955N - 0000135E
  • Elevation17'
  • Fuel available: 100LL // JET-A1
  • Radio frequency: 123.50 Mhz
  • Presence of Microlight Aircraft and Skydiving operations:
  • ARO: Tel & Fax: (34) 964 282 314 - Tel Administration (mornings only): (34) 964 283 521
  • Airspace ATS in the Valencia TMA 
  • Procedures
      Aircraft approaching should establish contact when nearing points N-Oropesa, S-Puerto de Burriana, W-Pantano de Mª Cristina, or at no less than 10 NM when approaching from the East. In case of no response broadcast position and intentions, and co-ordinate with other traffic. Circuits for both runways should be done over the sea. When Rwy 18 is in use, traffic from the south should pay attention in the extention of the runway to traffic taking off and turning left into crosswind. It is therefore not advisable to approach the airfield directly via the coastline, but rather from a little further out to sea with sufficient separation to enter left downwind. When runway 36 is in use, be aware of traffic on right downwind or base.
      Establish contact with Castellón. Before starting up ensure there are no skydivers in the air. (No turning propellors/rotors). In case of not receiving response, broadcast intentions and position once airborne en route to points N, S,W or other directions.
      Regular skydiving activity! Do not land or take off when parachutists are in the air. The drop pilot will always broadcast “2 minutes to jump” and “skydivers launching”.
      With moderate or strong NE winds, one can encounter turbulence and downdrafts when landing on 36 due to nearby buildings and trees. Do not attempt landing short before the runway markers or fly a low approach on final!
      Radio antenna with height of 107m / 350ft at 2.5km / 1.4NM northeast of the airfield (near right base for runway 18).
      After long periods of heavy rain both runways, but especially the gravel runway 03-21 can get waterlogged. Call to check runway condition before landing.

      In order to maintain the best possible relations with neighbours, and meteorogical conditions and other traffic permitting, the preferred landing and take-of directions are 18 and 36 respectively. Please ensure you take into account other traffic in the area. Local rules limit the times when touch-and-go’s are permitted.
      The pilot is responsible for preparing, sending, opening and closing flight plans when required, alternatively ensuring that the person in the control room has done so on their behalf. ARO LEVC: tel 961598539. Valencia Approach frequency: 120,10.
      Consider using runway 03 (compacted earth) for rolling up to the intersection with the tar runway, and back to the holding point of runway 18

      The taxiway going from the hangars to the holding point of Runway 36 is not to be used by helicopters, light helicopters, nor in hover or when stationary. Helicopters going to the fuel bay should approach from the North, via the centre of the airfield, passing to the right of the windsock to go directly to the fuel bay.


  • Hotel: HOTEL GOLF PLAYA - Avenida del Golf, 2. Tel: 964 280 180
  • Bar/Restaurant: At the airfield and 800m from the coast.


Situated on the coast, 56km north of Valencia, at the crossing of the 40º parallel y the 0º Greenwich meridian, with a population of around 180,000.

  • Castellón Tourism Guide
  • Social Context
    A city with a very diverse economy and a varied and attractive geography. Proud of its role as a Mediterranean settlement jutting out into the sea. a iudad de economía muy diversificada, pero también de atractiva variedad geográfica al exprimir con orgullo su condición de pueblo mediterráneo que se asoma al mar. Fertile region of orange orchards.
  • Inner City
    The city centre straddles Plaza Mayor and its surroundings that include Santa María Cathedral, the Fadrí, the Town Hall and the Central Market.
    Also of interest is the San Agustín church (17th and 18th century), various Casonas or mansions (Casa dels Orfens, Casa dels Miquels, Casa del Barón de la Puebla), and the buildings of the old casino, post office, Francisco Ribalta school and the provincial government. Also worth a visit are the Ribalta Park, the De la Mare de Déu del Lledó basilica and the convent of the Capuchin Nuns.
  • Surrounding Landscape
    There is a confluence of two types of landscape here. On the one side we have the 14km long coastline with fine beaches and warm waters, and featuring a large number of hotels. El Pinar towards the north is one of the most spectacular, with the Natural Park “Parque del Pinar” close by. To the south lies Sellallo beach, and 30 miles from the shore are the 14 volcanic Columbrete Islands, which have been declared a Protected Natural Park.
    Towards the north lies the other prominent feature. Here the landscape is dominated by the foothills of the Serralada de les Palmes range, with peaks like Roca Blanca, Magdalena, Jonquera, and the impressive 1,813m high Pico de Penyagolosa.

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