Friday, 25 February 2011

Limoges Airport's extension project to beging

Construction work on the Aéroport de Limoges extension project is set to begin next week on the 1st March 2011 and is currentley scheduled to finish on the 30th June 2011

The developpoment will include:
  • Repairs and resurfacing of the light aircraft apron
  • Modification to the fueling area
  • Extension of the commercial apron
  • Resurfacing of the Sierra taxiway

During this periode the following temporary mesures will be made:

  • Closure of Sierra taxiway
  • Parking Lima and aéroclub parking will be unusable
  • South commercial apron reduced to 80m x 10m
  • Fueling area will be moved to the Papa parking area

The fueling area will be opened:

  • Monday to Friday : 08h30-09h30 11h00-12h30 18h30-21h00
  • Saturday : 08h30-10h00 18h00-21h00
  • Sunday: 08h00-14h00 18h30-21h00

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Aéroclub de Limoges featured on France 3

The aéroclub de Limoges was featured on France 3 yesterday evening.

The documentary focused on English PPL students coming to Limoges to train with English CAA Instructor and Examiner Susan Virr.

The video can be seen by clickling on the following link:

Le Broussard stretches her wings

Last week 'Le Broussard' left the hanger where she had sat for over two months, and preformed a local flight carrying some of the pilots that used to fly this remarkable aircraft, accompanied by their families.

F-GFMN which was rebuilt, over three years, from scratch is now rarely seen in the sky and unfortunately only leaves the hanger to attend to Airshows.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Niort Airshow 2010

Sunday 4th July 2010 saw the Aérodrome de Niort - Souché celebrate it's 100th anniversary.

As part of the celebrations, the aérodrome organized a 5 hours long Airshow with a display participation list including; The current world aerobatics champion, Frances top aerobatics pilots, This years 'Free Flight World Master' champions and for the 'grand finale', a 20 minute display by 'La Patrouille de France'.

A beautiful sunny day, and with more the 20.000 spectators, the 100th anniversary of this small French aérodrome was a true success.

More photos can be found here:

Friday, 30 April 2010

Boeing 757-200 G-STRW

Due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano 'Eyjafjallajokull' and the consequent closure of northern European airspace, this Boeing 757 operating a charter flight from Antalya, Turkey to Paris CDG was forced to divert to Limoges.

We had the rare honor of having the Astraeus Airlines 757 parked on the apron here at LFBL for 4 days before the airspace was reopened and she was able to continue her journey back to Paris.

More photos can be found at:

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Trafic at LFBL 12/02/2010

Eurocopter AS 350 B2 Écureuil
Mont-Blanc Helicopters

Cirrus SR22

Boeing 737-8AS
East midlands - Limoges - East midlands

ATR 72-500
Air France
Paris Orly - Limoges

Airbus A320-211
Strategic Airlines
Fuchal Madeira - Limoges - Funchal Madeira (charter)

New arrival at LFBL

F-GMKG, a Robin HR200/120 is the latest addition to the ever growing fleet of the Aéroclub de Limoges.

The aircraft, built in 1974, was purchased by the aéroclub at the end of 2009. However due to the heavy snowfall and poor weather conditions experienced at the end of 2009 and the beginning of this year, F-GMKG finally arrived at Limoges from Dunkerque in early March.

Before being bought by the aéroclub de Limoges, the aircraft was based at Dunkerque, where it was used as a training aircraft on the fleet of the aéroclub de Dunkerque.