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Why Train in Madrid, Spain

In the following video, one of Quality Fly’s instructors discusses why it beneficial for someone to carry out their flight training in Madrid, Spain.

Some of the highlights of the video include:

Advantage #1: You Are Flying In The Same Airspace as a Major International Airport

Quality Fly students fly out of Madrid’s Cuatro Vientos Airport. Barajas Airport is on the other side of Madrid and is a major international airport. As a result the airspace around both airports is quite complex, which allows students real world experience navigating under such conditions.

Advantage #2: Cuatro Vientos Airport Is Quite Busy

There are a lot of other flight schools located out of Cuatro Vientos. As a result, the amount of traffic through the airport is quite high. Students then get experience interfacing with air traffic control and adjusting to the busy airport. Again, this is a valuable experience for any student as opposed to flying out of an airport in the middle of no where with only a few flight schools using the airport.

Advantage #3: Surrounded By A Diverse Geography

Let’s face it, one of the reasons that people enjoy flying is the view from above. Around the Madrid Metropolitan area, you get a little bit of everything with varied geographical highlights. To the north of Madrid you get to fly over quite high mountains. South of the mountains the topography is quite flat. And then south of that you get to see a lot of lakes and reserves. So there is a little bit of everything to catch from your chair sitting in the clouds.

Advantage #4: Madrid Is In The Center Of Spain

As a result, there are a lot of other airports surrounding Cuatro Vientos all within a short flying distance. A student can then practice traveling to a variety of other airports and get the experience of operating out of different environments. Again, this only enhances the experience for the student.

Some Bonuses Not Mentioned In The Video

These are not the only advantages of training in Madrid. As a major cosmopolitan European capital, there are a variety of things to do in Madrid. It is a great place to spend your spare time and soak up the culture. If you wanted to learn a new language, you can practice your Spanish around the locals while also increasing your English proficiency in the Quality Fly classrooms.

Don’t forget the weather! About 300 days of sun in a 365 day year means more days when you get the opportunity to fly under optimal conditions. You cannot say the same about the dreary conditions in some places like the United Kingdom.

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