Ground has been broken for the new medical heliport in Albox. It will form part of the 061 emergency service network, and will have connections for ambulances to deliver critical patients to a helicopter for transport to the appropriate hospital. The townhall has helped out by speed tracking local permits, donating the ground and exempting local taxes for the construction.
The Junta is trying to legalise an emergency services heliport located in the mountains behind Serón (above Almeria) which has, it appears, been operating for 18 years without a license. (What follows is also an example of why the Spanish government uses extra large business cards). The heliport opened in 1995 to much fanfare and is used as a base for fire fighting helicopters and mountain rescue. However, nobody bothered to get a licence for Continue reading Junta tries to legalise its own heliport … which first opened 18 years ago