I have an upcoming trip to Sarajevo LQSA. I understand there is no AVGAS at LQSA and so I’m planning on refueling somewhere close. I will be coming from far away and so I’m also looking to get dinner.
Is there an airport with AVGAS and restaurant on site somewhere in Croatia from where I can hop over to Sarajevo? The airport should be IFR.
LDSP might have „airport food available“. LDSB not sure. You could try and scout a restaurant on google maps and arrange delivery to the airport.
Depending the direction you’re coming from, LDSP, LDZA, LDSB, LDDU and LDOS are the closest airports to LQSA. However, none of them has some decent restaurant. Actually LDZA has something but it’s in new terminal building which is 5 km from GA terminal. You can get something at LDSP but I don’t know if I can recommend it – it’s rather sandwich bar than restaurant. Zadar LDZD has restaurant and the airport is easier and cheaper than LDSP although it’s bit farther from LQSA. Pula LDPL has sandwich and salad bar while Rijeka LDRI has only café. LDLO has restaurant just outside (El Paso) and the airport is super-easy and the cheapest of all.
All mentioned airports are international and have avgas.
Depending what’s your planned route after LQSA, you could land at LDZD or LDLO, refuel and have lunch, fly to LQSA and then reach any of Croatian and majority of Austrian airports from LQSA on a way back.
I would use LDLO or LDSB.
LDLO has a nice cafe/restaurant
I was there 2 days ago but they guy popped out for 20 mins so it was closed
The nearest easy airport to LQSA is LDSB. Watch the opening times though. LDLO is easier in that respect.
Both LDLO and LDSB are untowered most of the time and the IAPs are not available. If you need a fully IFR airport then you need Split LDSP, but they have parking restrictions at times (give them a call). LDZA has no parking issues AFAIK.
Nothing to eat (literally nothing) at LDSB and LDZA (GA terminal). LDLO is towered and IFR during weekend while LDSB is towered and IFR during weekdays.
Thanks. I’ll report back in a while