Lijak - Nova Gorica

Lijak 9,6 point

Lijak

Approach

10 point
From W: from Italy (Gorizia) follow the sign Nova Gorica and than the local road towards Ajdovscina. Drive about 4 km and at the crossing turn left (sign for village Smihel). Just there is already a landing place, parking for your car and vans going up to the take off.

From E: from Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, drive on the motorway towards Koper and exit at sign Nova Gorica (you need a Slovenian vignette for motorway). Exit at Vogrsko and follow the sign Nova Gorica. At the traffic light turn left and at the crossing for village Smihel turn right. Just there is already a landing place, parking for your car and vans going up to the take off.

From landing to take off: from the landing turn right to W. Before OMV petrol station turn right. Turn again right towards village Ravnica, pass castle "Kromberk" pass village Ravnica, after village turn right on the main road Solkan - Trnovo. Drive few km and on the right side of the road you will see a parking, where you leave your car and walf for about 10 min on the forest path to the take off
  • Easy to access
  • Parking is available in the near
  • Easy to find
  • Asphalt road
  • Marked hiking trails nearby
  • No elevator
  • Requesting permission is a prerequisite

The site

10 point
Nice place. From the take off you can see the Adriatic see and Alps on the other side.
  • Wide airstrip
  • Ordered, maintained
  • Easy take off
  • Recommended for beginners too

Flying

10 point
The most common XC flight is from the take off to Nanos (to E), over Caven and Kovk. You can also fly back, if the conditions are ok. On this flight you will fly close to sport airport in Ajdovscina. Take care!
  • Flyable whole year
  • There are impeding objects

Landing

9 point
The landing is close to the main road, so do not land on the road ;)! Approaches from the N or E side are most common. Take care of the power lines, which are marked with red/white balls. If you stay at Camping site "Kamp Lijak" you can also land there. In case you can not reach the official landing, land close to the small airplane models airport, just bellow the take off, but do not hinder them.
  • Easy landing
  • Landing area is located near to the site
  • Can fly back to the site
  • Landing is available only in a specified place

Summary

9 point
It is one of very rear places (cca. 5 hour drive from Munich to the S) where you can fly the whole year, as there is no snow or very rear.
  • It's worth to come back
  • I recommend
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