Lib Mandy Metropolitano – SPLX airport
I’ve been doing a little flying in Peru lately. In Peru there isn’t much general or business aviation, but the airlines are doing very well at the moment. There are a lot of airfields in in the provinces of Peru, but not many near the capital of Lima. Avgas 100LL is only available at a few airports.
Near Lima the only GA airfield now is the Lib Mandy (SPLX) airport. Lib Mandy is a nice airport with easy general aviation access. The runway is about 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) with no parallel taxiway and a fair amount of student traffic.
SPLX is a strictly visual airport with no instrument approaches. Due to the coastal weather, there is generally a light breeze and possibility of low clouds. There are some hills around the airport, and the left pattern to RY32 should be flown a bit tighter than what you would typically fly at a busier GA airport in the US. You turn base just before the 800 ft sand dune on downwind 😉
Most of the activity at Lib Mandy is flight training. There are several flight schools with offices in Lima and flight operations in Lib Mandy and Pisco (SPSO).
I believe Lib Mandy officially is an uncontrolled field, but there is a control tower where you get traffic advisories, usually in Spanish only. I think this is staffed by the flight schools, but I’m not sure.