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About Ponte de Sor
Ponte de Sor is located in central Portugal, perfectly situated within easy reach of the vibrant city of Lisbon and Coimbra.
You’ll never go hungry when in Portugal, from fresh fish such as grilled sardines to traditional meat recipes including cozido à portuguesa, and not forgetting Portugal’s famous custard tarts - Pastéis de Nata, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Whilst you’re not learning to become a commercial airline pilot, you can enjoy a spot of kayaking in the lakes near Ponte de Sor or explore the local area with plenty of hiking and mountain biking routes.
Places to visit
There are plenty of places to visit and things to do in Ponte de Sor and the surrounding areas. Whilst Ponte de Sor is a rural town in the countryside, summers are hot and dry and there are plenty of places to do watersports.
Discover Montargil Lake and its nautical club just 10minutes away from the Airline Academy where you’ll find an array of aquatic sports and equipment at your disposal.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is also worth exploring, boasting stunning landscapes with a mixture of mountains and waterfalls.
Lisbon is reachable by bus (2hrs 15) or by car (1hr 45) whilst Coimbra is only 1hr40 car drive away. There’s a buzzing nightlife in both cities to enjoy with incredible places to eat and drink at an affordable price.
How to get here
By bus Our Portugal flight school in Ponte de Sor is accessible via bus. The Ponte de Sor bus station also provides quick and frequent bus services to Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra with ease.
By air Travelling by air is the most suitable mode of travel for cadets travelling to Ponte de Sor outside of Portugal. The closest airport to Ponte de Sor is Lisbon which is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away by car. Once at Lisbon airport, Rede Expressos offer a bus line service to Ponte de Sor
Other flight schools and training locations
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