Visit to Museo del Aire at Cuatro Vientos near Madrid.
When I read in the April edition of Flypast that Hangar 1 at the museum had re-opened and showed pictures of the "Pedro", I decided to make a visit. Their website stated that the museum was open on Saturday and Sundays 10-14. The trip was well worth the visit, although warm it was bearable. I took the metro (dark Blue line 10 terminus Puerto del Sur) from Princip Pio to Cuatro Vientos, (costing 1.80 euros) then slowly walked along the track beside the railway which took about 20 minutes. On my return I turned left when leaving the site walked a short distance past the road crossing bridge to the bus stop and took the first blue BLAS bus that stopped. (costing 2.0 euros) It had Princip Pio on the front. Traffic was light and it seemed even quicker than the metro - about 20 minutes. Checking out with google earth in advance will give you a clear idea of the location.
Anyone else wishing to visit may wish to be aware of a few things. It has been mentioned in the past that the security guards at the base require identification such as a passport. I didn't encounter them and it may be that part of the military base is now not in use as there is a security gate off the road to the museum. It may be best to take identification just in case. The museum is free to enter but they do ask for a donation and suggest 3 Euros. There is a small cafe with drinks and some cakes. Hangar 1 is mainly dioramas and the lighting is very poor for photography, so if you wish to photgraph the older machines, it is best to check out your camera settings in advance to cope with the lighting (Same as in RAF museum). You may also wish to take a tripod so that you can take a longer exposure.
I havn't checked to see if I saw all the aircraft in the Flypast list but as the restoration hangar (no 6) was locked I didnt see the Do24. The main dissappointment was that neither of the 2 Heinkels were visible. Again they may have been in Hangar 6.