The civil seaplane which came to Puerto Pollensa on Saturday.

08-10-2016Elena Ballestero

The ruling administration at Pollensa town hall (Junts Avançam and Unió Mollera Pollencina) has expressed its concern at the possibility of civil seaplanes using the bay of Pollensa.

Mayor Miquel Angel March says that the town hall has received no request for commercial use and that there is no authorisation for it. Regardless of this, he adds, it is an issue that worries the town hall because the bay is overcrowded as it is. "If there were more activity of this type, it would not be suitable." Any initiative which is formally registered, he stresses, will be studied thoroughly.

The response from the town hall comes after presentations at the yacht club in Puerto Pollensa at the weekend during which a proposal for creating a school of hydroaviation was made. There have also been suggestions that Puerto Pollensa could be the base for tourist flights to Formentera. Minorca, specifically Ciutadella, is now also been mentioned in this regard.

Despite the town hall saying that there is no authorisation for commercial use, the bay of Pollensa is the only place in Spain where civil seaplanes have permission to land from the national government and military authorities. The town hall doesn't have any real say in how the sea is used.

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Alayne Treacher / Hace over 3 years

The bay could become a dangerous place if there were more aircraft.

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f4phixeruk / Hace over 3 years

"Steve / Hace 3 days

I would ban them, really unsafe. Just look at the smoke coming out of that left hand engine in the picture!"

Dont get the tinfoil hat people started Steve :-)

lennart bjolgerud :- The planes being used would probably also have wheels so the could land at a 'Normal' airfield

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Steve / Hace over 3 years

I would ban them, really unsafe. Just look at the smoke coming out of that left hand engine in the picture!

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M / Hace over 3 years

Pollensa is still a nice place So of course just go and spoil it there also with allowing planes landing on the sea and make terrible noise throughout the day. Or will they also night flights Many thanks

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S. / Hace over 3 years

S. / Hace 2 days

Inter Island Seaplane transportation would be of great benefit to ALL the Islands. For those needing speed of connections, and for emergency medical requirements. It is a great shame that only Pollensa is authorised, and there is a negative response, from the authorities concerned.

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lennart bjolgerud / Hace over 3 years

I guess you would need two places authorised for landing and take-off for this scheme to work right- which probably means its a far distance from execution since there is no mention that Formentera or Ciutadella have received approval for civilian seaplanes.

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