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, I'll give some feedback for future reference. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind, with quite a bit of rain, but there were some sunny spells.
With a strong southern wind, Rwy 21 was in use throughout my stay, so I didn't use the morning spot along the 2a Circular. The morning spot near the military base, Figo Maduro, was unusable as far as I'm concerned, with no holes found in the high fence and no way to beat it. Near the Rwy 21 threshold on the morning side is a good spot on a dirt road called Rua B. It is reached via a bridge over the CRIL highway. The spot is excellent for landings but not so good for lineups due to another high fence.
spots on the afternoon side, spots C,D E and F at planemad.com, are all fine and desribed there. A new major road is being built along the airport perimeter, but these nice lofty spots are not affected.
The museum at Sintra is rather nice, and if Epsilons are on the flightline it's possible to get a decent shot with a long lens from the museum area. If they're flying, nice shots should be possible.
Cascais is not very accessible for a GA
airport, and I didn't get any decent shots there.
If you fancy a short trip out of the city, the huge Vasco da Gama bridge takes you from LIS
across the Tagus estuary (free in this direction). Head north along the IC3/N118 and you'll find an A-7 preserved at Campo de Tiro de Alcochete.
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Photo © Andre Oferta
You can return via the N10 and another Tagus bridge (free), taking in another branch of the Museo do Ar at Alverca. It's open only on Mondays, but some of the outside aircraft can be photographed well even if it's closed, if you can deal with the fence. The base is very close to Alverca railway station.