by Robbie Shaw
During our regular visits to our place in Collioure I have always wanted to take a scenic flight in an ultralight from Torreilles, especially as I am an aviation freak, and former Air Traffic Controller.
Well back in October 2018 I finally did it, an hour in an Emilio Lopez Aviacion ELA 07S ultrala light gryrocopter with the Base ULM 66 Torreilles.
I took a one hour flight costing €165.
Torreilles is just north of St.Cyprien, but make sure you have adequate directions as the airfield itself is not easy to find.
My flight took off mid morning, and although I had picked a perfect sunny day, it was a bit hazy due to several fires – vines being burnt ?
After departure we quickly flew east for about two minutes till we hit the coastline then flew south along the coast passing Torreilles Plage, Canet, St.Cyprien, Argeles-sur-Mer, Collioure, Port Vendres, Cap bear and Banyuls.
I have to say the flight was most enjoyable.