Melilla 2019

Melilla 2019



UPL-AOPA Luxembourg asbl (The Luxembourg Airplane owners and Pilot’s association) organizes a non-commercial fly-out to the most remote borders of the Schengen area, being Melilla in Spain from Wednesday May 1st till Sunday May 5th

This unique destination fly-out to the most southern borders of Europe is actively supported by Aviasport and Aéro-Sport, Luxembourg’s leading flying associations.

The group is limited to 6 planes (some 16 people), we’ll open a waiting list as well. We’ll provide details on hotel accommodation once the registrations are closed.

Total : 2000 NM


Wednesday May 1st (public holiday)

  • Early morning departure in Luxembourg to Beziers (LFMU), with overnight stay in hotel Mucrina nearby the airfield in Béziers.
  • We have pre-booked multiple double, twin and triple hotel rooms at rates from 56€ to 76€

May 2nd

  • flight Beziers to Melilla (GEML) with a refueling stop in Almeria
  • welcoming by aero-club Melilla at 5pm
  • Dinner and harbour party
  • We are negioating with a hotel in Melilla to stay 2 nights

May 3rd:

  • no flying today
  • Welcoming by local authorities & press moment: handover of the Schengen wine !
  • Guided tour of Melilla and the border area
  • Farewell evening dinner with dance and music

Saturday May 4th:

  • Flight Melilla via Sierra Nevada to Perpignan (LFMP)
  • We have pre-booked multiple at the Campagnile Urban in the center of Perpignan for some 78€ per Twin room

Sunday May 5th:

  • Flying back to Luxembourg
  • Debriefing


The registration link can be found on the website or you can directly register via the landing site . Registration via the website is compulsory.

There’s a 50€ registration fee per person for the logistics cost in Melilla (bus with guided tour included) for UPL-AOPA Luxembourg members or international AOPA members and 150€ registration fee for non-members.

About UPL-AOPA Luxembourg

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Luxembourg is part of the largest association of pilots in the world, with over 430,000 members in over 66 countries. In Luxembourg, our brand name is “UPL-AOPA”, whereby UPL stands for “Union des pilotes de Luxembourg.”UPL-AOPA Luxembourg is a non-profit organization which exists to serve the interests of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, promoting the economy, safety, utility, and popularity of flight in general aviation aircraft.

Organization team Melilla 2019

  1. Franky Coene, logistics
  2. Maciej Krych, navigation
  3. Jesus Damián Rosado Lopez , President Aeroclub Melilla – logistics Melilla
  4. Peter Sodermans, coordination
  5. Marco Felten, finances


Questions ? Please email

Wikipedia says

“Melilla is Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco, with an area of 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi). Melilla is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa, the other being Ceuta. It was part of the Province of Malaga until 14 March 1995, when the city’s Statute of Autonomy was passed.

Melilla, like Ceuta, was a free port before Spain joined the European Union 

In 2011 it had a population of 78,476, made up of Catholics of Iberian origin (primarily from Andalusia and Catalonia), ethnic Riffian Berbers and a small number of Sephardic Jews and Sindhi Hindus. Spanish and Riffian-Berber are the two most widely spoken languages, with Spanish as the only official language.

Melilla has their own and well equipped modern airport of 1.428 meters lenght, The airport does not handle large jets, but following the extension of the runway, the airlines serving the airport also use medium size jets airplanes.”

We developed the contact with the airport management and with the aeroclub of Melilla, who are happy to welcome us. The airport is located within the city of Melilla.

This fortfied city has a special atmosphere, it looks a bit like West Berlin in the 80’s with checkpoint Charly included. Yes, Ceuta and Melilla are integral parts of Spain. Thus, they are also part of the Schengen Area. The Schengen acquis fully applies to these cities. Entering or exiting Ceuta is entering or exiting the Schengen Area.


There are internal border checks when traveling from/to these cities to/from mainland Spain and/or the Schengen States.

We checked Melilla ou last November 2018, even overnight and it is absolutely safe. Their cuisine is absolutely delicious and in Melilla, they know how to enjoy life at a slow pace. Everyone we met had time…the modern luxury  This is a unique opportunity to discover this unique place in Europe, which is for more than 500 years Spanish territory.

Music of Melilla

FAQ’ s

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

please email:

What’s the refund policy?

30 Days before the event starts, meaning April 1, 2019