As part of 3 to 4 day historical visit of the area, I hope to make a flying tour of the 15 or so WWII airfields along the 10 miles or so of Normandy coastline between Bayeux and Caen
. The temporary airfields in the American and British sectors here were important in maintaining the allied foothold shortly after D-Day June 1944.
A quick search on PPRuNe shows various matches for Caen and Normandy. I note there is a very small airport at Caen with a flying club http://www.aeroclub-caen.org/
Can anyone advise on:
- Airspace restrictions in this area - I want to fly around VFR low level looking for the old airfields of Bazenville, Martraghy and Plumetot.
- Is the Caen Aeroclub friendly or am I better off hiring a PA28 in Kent and flying it over?
- Is Caen Airport ok?
- Are there any other airfields in this small area that I can land at.
Many thanks in anticipation