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It was also the site of Headquarters (HQ) RFC – located in a small chateau at the foot of the hill between the town and the airfield. May Enemy German aircraft strength Individual pilots joining the RFC in France reported to the Pilots’ Pool at St Omer pending allocation to a squadron. It's close to Poitiers, but I find it a better stopping place when I'm flying a microlight since you don't need special permission to land one there whereas at the former you do. With a big runway and good facilities it makes a fine base not just for Carcassonne itself but the surrounding area too. Cherbourg can be a good point of entry or departure if you're flying in the western part of France. aircraft driven down 205 Saumur airfield is a 10 minute taxi ride from the centre of this beautiful town on the wide stretch of the Loire with a large château overlooking the river. Colonel Hugh Trenchard is promoted to Brigadier General and appointed head of the Royal Flying Corps in France. This section records Capt. Things do change over time of course, so always check for up-to-date information before setting off. The terminal also serves as a small shop, selling a mixture of pilots' supplies such as charts, flight guides and aircraft models, and local produce such as Pérard fish soup and a range of Cognac, Calvados and the like. By September Airfield shared by very active parachute club. Kirton-in-Lindsey air field (RFC station Kirton-in-Lindsey) was an airfield appx. See http://www.voleraveclesoiseaux.com/photos_oiseaux_et_ULM.html, Avranches le Val St Père Luftwaffe Airfields 1935-45 A Abbeville-Drucat (FR) (a.k.a. (LFDI). Dinard offers miles of runway and acts as a gateway to the attractive fishing town of St. Malo. Not far inland from Deauville is Bernay (LFPD) which is a charming and friendly grass field with an excellent restaurant at the airfield entrance. Both the airfield and the town are well worth a stop. Taxi and other useful numbers are on the door of the tower if it happens to be deserted. (LFBZ). The airfield is excellent and uncrowded, has fuel and Customs on request. Wind can go round 180 degrees in a short time. The first group of approximately 20 RAF airfields represents those that were established in France shortly after D-Day. 1915  11 Training Stations, 234 pilots in training. Hotels can be a bit on the jaded side but generally clean and comfortable. Most of them (more than 400) are open to general aviation, and most of them are state owned. Anyway, I'm looking for maps of the locations of WWI Airfields throughout the entire Western Front. Did not stay overnight but airport has everything you would need, restaurants, bars etc. It's a firm favourite with cross-Channel microlight pilots because of its friendly informality, but note that it does require prior notice for Customs. The airfield is very friendly and has fuel which you can now (2011) pay for with cards and not just cash. A very large plot of land (2.4 hectares = 5 acres = 24000 square metres) in a very secluded part of a private airfield called the Aerodrome de Gajoubert (LF8753) situated about half-way between Limoges and Poitiers.The road leading to the land is tree-lined and is only used by the owners as it is a cul-de-sac and it serves only our property. About a mile up the road from the terminal there is a big Géant hypermarket complex if you fancy picking up some French goodies to take home. I've never been into the town itself, but the club on the field is friendly and they have fuel. Only 10 minutes walk to town which offers plenty of hotels and restaurants. Town centre only a 20min walk, there is also a motel right opposite the airport gate. The impressions are a personal selection and not a complete list of airfields to go to in France, but I hope they might inspire a few other British pilots to visit some new places outre-Manche (across the Channel). Copyright © 2010 Alasdair Arthur's Site The airfield at Aix-Les-Milles serves the beautiful small city of Aix en Provence, one of my favourite places in France. Also not too far from Le Mans if you want a cheaper hotel for the racing! Bit of a sleepy hollow, but only a short taxi ride to town (not very pretty), also close to the Toulouse space museum which is visible from the airport. If you are flying through that part of France it can be a better bet than the latter if the weather is not great, since it is lower down and far enough from the mountains to be beneath the cloud when Clermont is in it. He had scored six victories. The GA parking area is a bit of a walk from the terminal. These listings started off as an article in Today's Pilot in 2005 giving thumbnail sketches of French airfields that I'd visited. The airport itself is a few miles north of the foothills of the Pyrenees and is easy to find. Fontenay-le-Compte situated in the Vendee. The City of Albi and surrounding contryside is well worth a visit. My first visit was by Cirrus, but on my return by CT I was turned away on account of having no transponder, so if you don't have one call to check first. They are available through Amazon. (LFMT). Beaune is another lovely old town which is surrounded by some rather uninspiring modern development. The town of Le Mans itself is a taxi ride away, with an old centre that is definitely worth seeing. It's in the fabulous Tarn area of France, but like much of the country it closes to visiting aircraft between midday and 2pm local time. You may be lucky to get a can of squash from the gliding club. Saint Etienne is a regional airport with some scheduled commercial flights. The nearby town is small, but offers a hotel or two and a few places to eat. September 1915. A little gem of an airstrip we 'discovered' by flying down the Dordogne from Bergerac. One is next to the terminal and the other is across the road and is a beautiful place to stay and to eat. Scott Hansen adds: Very busy in high summer (August). Belle Ile is well worth the short sea crossing, both for the island itself and to stock up on some of the local Belle Iloise fish products. The World Rugby Regulations Relating to the Game (including Regulation 21 pertaining to anti-doping) are incorporated in the World Rugby Handbook together with information about the World Rugby, the World Rugby Bye-Laws, General Regulations and the World Rugby Tours Agreement. There is fuel and a club house at the field but no restaurant, although on my last visit a helpful local pilot drove three of us to the nearby supermarket which had a perfectly good cafeteria. The surrounding area is pretty and it's a good base for exploring the region. If there is nobody around then you need to go and knock on the door of the house at the end of the runway! If that doesn't appeal there are normally taxis waiting, and failing that the helpful people behind the desk in the terminal will call one for you. The facilities are good, though the GA parking area is slightly isolated from the terminal. You need to take care with the nearby Basle airspace but this isn't a problem as long as you have up-to-date charts. Squadrons and 161 aircraft. Quimper is a regional airport with a few scheduled flights, but it was pretty quiet when I visited in June 2008. Deauville is a big local airfield within easy reach of the UK. Well secured, could not even get out! In the midst of the Burgundy vineyards is Beaune; another beautiful town that is conveniently equipped with an airfield on the outskirts, though again it is taxi, rather than walking, distance. Map showing airports in France/French airports with direct flights to and from th UK from www.france-airport-guide.com. American airfields were given A-, Y-, or R-, prefixes and numbered consecutively from 1 to 99. That means that it boasts a good selection of hotels and restaurants, including a few of the latter on the beach itself; a lovely place to be on a summer evening as the sun sets over the sea. The first step for all newly arrived aircrew was to obtain a billeting allocation from HQ RFC – generally in St Omer itself as the messes around the airfield were invariably full. Town is a bit industrial. The pressure on parking has been relieved following expansion onto a (slightly rough - mind the prop if you're short of clearance) grassed area to give more space. had peaked in March 1918  at over 4,000 aircraft. The expansion The island is small, but is a holiday resort with plenty of accommodation. There is a meteo office on site staffed by someone that gave me a personalised weather briefing, plus a helpful receptionist who arranged a taxi and a hotel, plus a controller who helped with the flightplan, and refuellers at the ready. The airfield also makes a good starting point for one of my favourite flights; the low-level VFR route that takes you east along the coast over the Camargue delta and on past Marseille towards Nice. (LFAO). Carcassonne is a medium-sized regional airport on the western outskirts of the city. When the RFC deployed to France in 1914 it sent four Squadrons (No.s 2,3,4 and 5) with 12 aircraft each, which together with aircraft in depots, gave a total strength of 63 aircraft supported by 900 men. (LFID). Do make contact before entering the circuit since aerobatics are sometimes conducted over the field. Royal Flying Corps in France 1914-18, Map Is there a definitive map, a table of locations or some such? Armstrong-Whitworth at Whitley and later Baginton built and test flew their own aircraft. FOR SALE! First French Ace killed in combat. Montpellier itself is a taxi ride away and is certainly worth exploring. British, French, and German. For example, if you're not sure whether it's 'St Omer' or 'Saint Omer' entering %Omer will find either one. service. Like Le Mans, Albi is an airfield with a racing circuit around it, excellent facilities and an English-speaking controller. It's a bit touristy perhaps, but is still a very pretty spot with lots of places to eat and shop. If you intend to land there you should be aware that the field is an altiport and that, unless you are flying a microlight, you should have the appropriate French alpine rating before using the strip. the Somme offensive. I'm sure visitors would be welcome once you can navigate the somewhat tortuous airspace. Libourne Artigues de Lussac I went in 2002, the show's final year there. RFC pilots, In particular, I would be interested in any information regarding the RFC airfields at Bertangles,(pardon the pun), and Baulliel in Northern France Many thanks, Bert Angles Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. This is an old Luftwaffe fighter airfield (aren'’t they all?). In the years since I made my first flying visit to France I have been fortunate enough to tour the country by air quite extensively in both microlights and light aircraft. The RFC squadrons in France were grouped under the newly established 1st Wing and the 2nd Wing. 308 killed, wounded or missing (out of a total of 426) In August, 847 aircraft were lost and on one day alone (8 We stopped at Brive in order to stay at lovely nearby château. The amount of weight you put on in the restaurant will be balanced by the reduction in weight of your wallet, so takeoff performance should be unaffected! It has fuel as long as you have cash. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. It covers the aircraft, the brave men who fought and died in aerial combat and the airfields in France. St Omer airfield, France, August 1915 . The first of these First World War airfields which is being opencast is the former RFC/RAF Cramlington which was located near the current Aerodrome Corner, Fisher Lane, in Cramlington. air force 246. RFC Airfield locations. As the Flying Corps grew, so did the number of wings. Belle Ile is only a short flight across the water and is worth a visit too if you're in the area. You must now obtain permission in advance in order to visit. Slightly broken up paved runway but still useable. All-Weather Airfield: The same requirements as an airfield, but also featuring hard-surfaced runways and fit for operation throughout all seasons and in all weather conditions for the appropriate types of aircraft. Castelnaudary Villeneuve World War II airfields in the European Theater, World War II sites in France, Airports in France, World War II airfields by country World War II airfields in France Category page 16th December 2020. Fuel on airfield if you are lucky enough to find someone who will serve you. It's an attracive spot surrounded by beaches. It's not far away and you can cross the sea at its narrowest point. enemy action. Clear customs at Pontoise. It's a great spot with friendly hosts who keep their own aircraft on the field. Having been to a number of them myself, I must admit there's generally not much left apart from farmer's fields however, the view from above St.Eloi is certainly worth the look. You need to take care with the defined access routes and airspace since Paris Class A is close both laterally and vertically. Slightly old-fashioned off the normal tourist route. There was no landing fee and no English spoken, so I made blind radio calls in French to announce my position to no-one in particular! Suddenly this pretty airstrip set about 1000' above the Dordogne rivet on top of an escarpment came into view and we just had to land there. Hi Gents, Anyone know how best to identify precise locations of RFC airfields used during the conflict? International Airport, huge runway very close to the ‘mountains’ of the Auverne. Don't be put off by the uninspiring lower town, but make your way up the hill (there is a funicular railway) and you will not be disappointed. Le Castellet airfield is situated right next to the Paul Ricard racing track in the Provençal hills between Marseille and Toulon. They are available through Amazon. increased dramatically from 1915 to 1916 to   meet the RFCs The Thus the British airfields were consecutively numbered with a B-prefix, from B.1 to B.174. A little over 30 miles to the south east of Le Touquet is Arras which boasts an excellent grass airfield on the north-eastern edge of the town shared by a nice mixture of light aircraft, gliders and microlights. There is also a reasonable restaurant and bar in the small terminal building. There is an active parachuting club at the field so call ahead first to find out what's going on, and don't blunder into the overhead without making any radio contact just before a drop as one (French) pilot did when I was there. Avranches is at the bottom western side of the Cherbourg peninsula. Check Navigeo for the contact details and call before you go. Landing fee was just 5 euros. France. registered 8,612. It has fuel (cash only) and a modern clubhouse. Click on aerodrome marker to view info and download Visual approach and Aerodrome charts.Zoom to get larger amount of aerodromes in a particular area. Car hire and B and B can be arranged by their aeroclub. Greg's War is the home of an 'on-this-day' world war 1 blog about a First World War pilot's life 100 years ago: the WW1 experiences of 2nd Lt. C. E. Gregory RFC/RAF in 1918. turned against the Germans through 1918, RAF losses continued at a (LFAT). German Western Front losses in this period were 659 aircraft. The only map I've found, was a British map of France, dated between the wars. Bar St Jean on the outskirts of town does great paella & Tapas. It's a popular holiday destination with the French so there are plenty of hotels and restaurants and you can hire cars or bicycles to explore. The famous Hospice de Beaune is worth visiting as is the excellent market. On top of a ridge with trees along one side, this can be a bit exiting with a cross wind. Saulieu is a small local airfield which I stopped at for fuel in mid-winter. There is a flying club there and fuel is available by arrangement, but otherwise it's very quiet. 1916, to take the front line strength to 32 Squadrons with 18-20 (LFLC). RFC lost 1,000 aircraft in four weeks. Don't forget to phone and close it if there is nobody in the tower to do it for you. illustration of this in a period of steady state operation prior to If you're flying to the east of the city then look out for the famous Mont Saint Victoire that he painted so often. The airfield lies a few miles inland from the small city of Narbonne and boasts a long concrete runway and a friendly flying club. Beware of the atomic power station to the south - it is well marked on charts. Saint Junien is a club field not far from Limoges. Good place to clear customs if you have the range for UK. Bagnoles de l'Orne Couterne aircraft plus a further 216 in depots. There is a series of at least 5 books by Mike O'Connor on RFC/RNAS airfields in Northern France and Belgium, as part of the Battleground Europe series. Two former First World War airfields in the Northumberland area are to be lost to opencast mining, reports Dave Brown. To search, start entering an airfield name or code and then just click on the one you're interested in from the drop-down list and the map will zoom in on that airfield. Town is very old and quite picturesque. Not far to the south is the Dordogne river which you can follow down towards the coast. Peysourde is somewhat off the beaten track, being as it is 5,000ft up in the mountains, but if the weather permits it's a stunningly beautiful area to fly in. It's a pretty and peaceful spot and has the big attraction of a very good restaurant which draws the locals by car as well as visitors by air. RFC airfields contributing significantly to these losses. This list is designed to pull all this together and save you having to follow the steps below First, You need to look at the official ports of entry Rendcomb airfield was opened in early 1916 to meet this demand and an aircraft and engine repair facility was added in September 1916. (LFDG). The airfield itself is quite large with good facilities. Recent additions An American engined Vickers Gunbus in 1915 - the J W Smith Static Motor AM2 Charles Carter's photos of fellow drivers in the RFC and RAF 1918 (possibly MT Base Depot, Rouen, France). Just 15nm inland from Le Touquet is the little field at Verchocq. It is well known amongst British microlight pilots because of the presence there of Reg Whittal's flexwing training school. I flew in to Castelnaudary one summer and left my aircraft there for a week while I went on a canal boat holiday on the beautiful Canal du Midi. When the race is on it is not surprisingly a very busy place, with special procedures in force for visiting pilots, but at other times it can utterly deserted. 1915-08-31. Normandy. I made a brief pit stop at Ambert in the summer of 2006 on the way from Mulhouse to Aix en Provence so didn't spend much time at the field. If you fly around Le Mont Saint Michel then keep clear of the exclusion zone which extends up to 3,000'. Grass strip in the middle of nowhere with no one about, no facilities except a ‘closed’ clubhouse. It was totally deserted, but has a good runway and is well-placed for flying along the endless beaches of the west coast. The statistics 8 ORIGINAL WW1 RFC Photographers aerial photos taken in France and Belgium 1918 - $61.55. August), 100 aircraft were lost. I landed there on a Sunday in March to visit the circuit's museum, but couldn't find a way out of the locked airfield! high level. I used it as a fuel stop while heading south for Spain so didn't explore beyond the airfield boundaries, but it served my purpose well. The St Omer Appeal has raised funds for a memorial to be erected to the memory of the RFC, RNAS, RAF and AFC personnel who served in France during the First World War. Do study the airfield chart carefully as there are specific routes to be followed to ensure that the different types of traffic are safely separated. Airman’s War 1914-18, Peter H Liddle. Going the other way it's not far from here to the Spanish border, so it makes a good staging post for those heading further south. They attract a range of interesting aircraft from the region (the Swiss in particular turning up en masse with some beautiful old machines). You need to look in several places, and even then occasionally you'll be told something different when you contact the destination. the French over 3,000 and the Americans 740. It has a good runway and an active GA scene. Quite insistent on French only, your French should be good enough to listen to others in circuit and make out what is going on. War in the Air,  John H Morrow, Jr, The WINTON::(Ensbury park- Bournemmouth)In 1918 the RFC moved in with the Wireless Telephony School and the airfield became known as RFC Winton.However , with the end of the War the RFC/RAF left in April 1919. They don't accept microlights unless you have made special arrangements with them first. A full list of airfields from the First and Second World War granted listed status by the government in 2005. The airfield is within taxi range of the many wine and beer warehouses catering to the booze cruise market, so you can stock up with supplies to take home, though do check your weight and balance calculations before getting too carried away! There is a phone from which you can call for fuel and a transfer bus if you need it, though the walk isn't that far. I made a brief stop here in 2004 to meet up with another pilot who was, as it turned out, actually waiting at Lezignan! Match Report La Rochelle grind out away success in Edinburgh. The system of choosing which airfields you can land at is confusing. (LF7255), Ile d'Yeu le Grand Phare At the NW end of the runway is a path that leads down to town and it’s a pleasant stroll of about ½ hour. It seemed a friendly spot too. expansion programme. 12th December 2020. Our hotel was fair but a bit dated, great if you want to travel back in time to the France of the 60’s. 2,3,4 and 5) with 12 aircraft each, which together with aircraft in This page started off with just my own write-ups, but now includes contributions from other pilots too. L'Ile d'Yeu is a fascinating spot, with houses more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Atlantic. The island is well worth exploring. La Flèche Thorée les Pins The stadium is served by taking line 5 of the Tempobus network and dis-embarking at the Parc des sports bus stop. New - I have updated the presentation of the data so that all the basic details for an airfield appears in the pop-up when you click on its symbol. You can also hire bicycles in the terminal. In the final Worth a visit just to get CONDOM in your logbook! (LFRW). Perpignan itself is a city that offers an interesting combination of French and Spanish influences. One of its slightly eccentric features is the resident flock of sheep and goats grazing on the grass areas of the airfield - if you're camping, you may get an unexpected guest or two. 1916  15 Training Stations, 963 pilots in training with 10 These are the ones I need. The city is famous for the walled old town, and that is certainly worth a visit even though it is a bit of a tourist trap, but down at the bottom of the hill the more modern part of the town is worth strolling through too and offers better shopping for everything other than tourist trinkets. France has a large number of airports and airfields. The first ace, Adolphe Pegoud, Escadrille MS-49 is killed in combat. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Hangarage can be arranged too through an English chap called Nick that the ATC people can put you in touch with. If you fly a ULM, your choice is even greater, since you may land and takeoff almost everywhere provided you have … If you don't have time to leave the airfield you can still get a fine meal at L'Escale restaurant next to the terminal, but otherwise go into town for a very wide choice of places to eat and perhaps a stroll along the beach. 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