CIVIL SEAPLANE SCHOOL
Even though it seems incredible, in the years 1922-23 a Civil Seaplane School existed in Portocolom. At the time, it was one of the only two Seaplane Schools in Spain. Sadly, only 6 months after its opening it closed due to the lack of students and high economic costs. The founder of the school, pilot Àngel Ortè Abad, decided to move his business to Catalunya.
In order to celebrate this great event in Portocolom´s history, the past 25th of July, the port had the opportunity of experiencing the landing of a sea plane in the harbor’s waters. In addition to that, a plate was unveiled in commemoration of the plane´s landing.
*Pictures by Diario de Mallorca