Orange-Caritat Air Base

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Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
Base aérienne 115 Orange-Caritat "Capitaine de Seyne"
Orange-Caritat Air Base.jpg
IATA: XOGICAO: LFMO
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Government of France
Operator French Air Force (Armée de l'air)
Location Orange, Vaucluse, France
Elevation AMSL 197 ft / 60 m
Coordinates 44°08′24″N 004°52′07″E / 44.14000°N 4.86861°E / 44.14000; 4.86861Coordinates: 44°08′24″N 004°52′07″E / 44.14000°N 4.86861°E / 44.14000; 4.86861
Website base-aerienne-orange.com
Map
LFMO is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
LFMO
LFMO
Location in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,407 7,897 Concrete
Sources: [1][2]

Air Base 115 Orange-Caritat (French: Base aérienne 115 Orange-Caritat "Capitaine de Seyne" or BA 115, IATA: XOGICAO: LFMO) is a small French Air Force base equipped with one runway and named after Capitaine de Seyne. It is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) east of Orange, a commune in the Vaucluse department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France.

It hosts:

  • 01.005 strike sqn Vendée (escadron de chasse 01.005) and 02.005 strike sqn Ile de France (escadron de chasse 02.005) equipped with the Dassault Mirage 2000 RDI and B/C types. The RDI to carry out allweather air defense missions, and the B/C types for pilot transition and training purposes.
  • a permanent Dépôt atelier munitions spécialisées (DAMS) detachment; this is a headquarters unit responsible for all Special Ammunition Storages in France.
  • 10.950 air defense sqn (escadron de défense sol-air 10.950) the base air defense unit.
  • etablissement logistique du commissariat de l’air de Portes-les –valence, a logistic unit.
  • a guard detachment Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air responsible for ground defense and base security.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport data chart Orange Air base
  2. ^ Airport information for LFMO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.

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