Le Luc – Le Cannet Airport

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Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport

Base école Général Lejay
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorMinistry of Defence
ServesLe Luc, France
LocationLe Cannet-des-Maures
Elevation AMSL265 ft / 81 m
Coordinates43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694Coordinates: 43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694
Map
LFMC is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
LFMC
LFMC
Location in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d-Azur in France.svg
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,399 4,590 Asphalt
09/27 800 2,625 Asphalt
Source: AIP France[1]

Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport (ICAO: LFMC) is an airport located at Le Cannet-des-Maures, 6 km (4 mi) east of Le Luc,[1] in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. The airport is open to public air traffic,[1] but has no commercial airline service. It also has military use as part of Base école Général Lejay, a French Army (Armée de Terre) training facility for combat helicopters and various ground equipment.

History[edit]

Le Luc airport was built prior to World War II and was seized by Allied Forces during Operation Dragoon, the Invasion of Southern France in August 1944. After minimal repairs by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force XII Engineer Command, it was turned over for operations use by XII Fighter Command on 22 August. It was not given an Advanced Landing Ground designation. Known units assigned to the airfield were:

With the combat units moving quickly up into Eastern France, the airport was returned to French civil control on 13 September.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 265 feet (81 m) above mean sea level. It has two paved runways: 13/31 measures 1,399 by 30 metres (4,590 ft × 98 ft) and 09/27 is 800 by 30 metres (2,625 ft × 98 ft).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d LFMC – LE LUC LE CANNET. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 18 July 2019.
  2. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
    • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
    • Maurer, Maurer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5
    • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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