I will be flying into Cascais next week (LPCS). The IFR alternates seem to be far away. Is Lissabin LPPT possible at all? What about Porto? Expensive, handling, …?
Looking forward for your advise, thanks!
LPPT (Lisbon) is the main option since its not far away, but check the slot and waiver taxes for parking and landing that make LPPT a very expensive airport.
Oporto (LPPR) has also mandatory handling but is really far away (300 km north).
Any help you need let me know, I’m based at Cascais – LPCS.
D-EZBK Mooney 252 based at LPCS
What alternates would you advise?
Since the alternate is highly unlikely to be used, surely fees are not a major issue?
Hi would place LPPT as the alternate anyway.
Smaller airfields that can also work and not so far away as LPPR are LPSO (new airfield with huge runway) and LPSC (small runway). Or even LPSR (some 90 km north of Lisbon).
The changes of having to go to LPPT are slim.
Only bear in mind that in heavy IMC conditions, LPCS has a very high (around 900 ft) DH on the VOR-DME 35 approach, which renders LPCS pretty much closed in foggy/rainy days.
Safe landings and let me know if you need more help!
Thank you very much Goncolo!
We might see each other this Sunday