Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport

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Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport
Aéroport de Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale
IATA: LTQICAO: LFAT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Société d'economie mixte de l'aéroport du Touquet (SEMAT)
Serves Le Touquet, France
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 50°30′53″N 001°37′39″E / 50.51472°N 1.62750°E / 50.51472; 1.62750
Website aeroport-letouquet.com
Maps
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
Location of Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France
LFAT is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
LFAT
LFAT
Location of airport in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,850 6,069 Paved
Source: French AIP[1]

Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport (French: Aéroport de Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale) (IATA: LTQICAO: LFAT) is 2.9 kilometres (1.8 mi) east-southeast of Le Touquet,[1] a commune of the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. It is on Côte d'Opale, the northern coast of France

The passenger terminal is open from 09:00-20:00 hours. Only LyddAir operates a scheduled service, to Lydd. There are three flying clubs and most of them also give flying lessons; two of them are helicopter schools and clubs.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
LyddAir Lydd

Flight school and clubs[edit]

  • Pig Club is a helicopter piloting school.
  • Le Touquet Opal Coast Flying Club is a helicopter school and club, owned by leading English school heli flight.
  • Aéro Delahaye - Ecole de pilotage ULM is another flying club with a base here.

Popularity[edit]

Le Touquet has been a very popular hot spot for UK pilots as one of their first landings on non-UK soil, which makes it a popular destination for fly-outs for flying clubs.[citation needed]

In Media[edit]

Le Touquet airport is featured in the Microsoft Flight Simulator X mission Blind Across The Channel, in which the player flies a Cessna 172 from Manston Airport in Kent, UK on a foggy day using IFR.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LFAT – LE TOUQUET PARIS PLAGE (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 11 Dec 2014.

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