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The Centre

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Imagine heavenly blue skies and a gentle sea breeze.

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In the Portuguese Algarve, summer or winter, the warm and
balmy breezes make microlight flying a delight.


Karen & Gerry drop into a local restaurant for
lunch – parking no problem!

What a way to fly! Experience the freedom in a two seat microlight
aircraft and discover a thrilling and uplifting experience.

The Centre is a British microlight training school that was founded
by Gerry Breen and his late wife Manuela in 1985. The School opened
for business on 12th March of that year.  


Gerry & Manuela with their vintage Stampe biplane in 1987

The Algarve region of Portugal was chosen in order to offer microlight
pilots and students the opportunity of flying in one of the most stable
weather regions of Europe.


Cape St Vincente - Europes most southwesterly point

Situated in the Azores high-pressure region, it affords a perfect
climate for most outdoor activities. Very mild winters and tempered
summers due to the cooling sea breezes have made this one of the
best flying environments in the world.


Whilst friends and family are relaxing, come fly with us.


Small personal courses with discounted accommodation!

You can take a trial flight, a few lessons or a whole course - all
instruction is to British National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL) standard
and beyond.


Lagos Aerodrome in 1986

All tests and examinations can be done with us as we have a CAA
Authorised Examiner on call. With Founder Gerry Breen; Administration Director, Karen Breen; Office Manager, Helena Sa and Instructors, Brad Wagenhauser and Dave Norwood they have gained a reputation for offering a high standard of training and a warm, friendly and personal service.


Paragliding on the West Coast

With Founder and CFI, Gerry Breen; Administration Director, Karen Breen;
Office Manager, Helena Sa and Instructors, Brad Wagenhauser and Dave Norwood
they have gained a reputation for offering a high standard of training and a
warm, friendly and personal service.


The 'all weather' runway, control tower & hangars during the
Iberian Rally

Located next to the historic seaside town of Lagos and only 1 km from
the wonderful Meia Praia Beach, Lagos Aerodrome has a
550 metre ‘all weather’ asphalt runway, modern control tower; with
cafe, briefing room, toilets, modern purpose built hangars and the sun!


The school hangar


The 'historic' bar