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Ambérieu-en-Bugey Air Base


Base aérienne 278 Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Jodel D140C Mousquetaire
IATA: none – ICAO: LFXA
Summary
Airport type Military/Civil Joint Use
Location Ambérieu-en-Bugey, France
Elevation AMSL 823 ft / 251 m
Coordinates 45°59′14.41″N 005°19′42.40″E / 45.9873361°N 5.328444°E / 45.9873361; 5.328444
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 6562 2000 Asphalt
02/20 2525 800 Turf
Source:World Aero Data [1]

Ambérieu-en-Bugey Air Base (French: Base aérienne 278 Ambérieu-en-Bugey) (ICAO: LFXA) is a front-line French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air (ALA) base located approximately 5 km north-northwest of Ambérieu-en-Bugey in the department of Ain in eastern France.

Overview

Ambérieu-en-Bugey Air Base is a primary a depot repair and supply center of electronic equipment on board aircraft and ground telecommunication equipment and detection aids to navigation and the manufacture of simple equipment.

It also supports calibration and repair of all devices for measuring the Air Force and the manufacture and repair of security equipment, rescue and survival of pilots.

Ambérieu has two Jodel D140C Mousquetaire aircraft assigned for courier duty.

World War II

The air base was constructed during World War II as all-weather temporary field built by the United States Army Air Forces XII Engineer Command during late August 1944 after German forces were removed from the area. It was built on a graded surface using Pierced Steel Planking for runways and parking areas, as well as for dispersal sites. In addition, tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road was built to the existing road infrastructure; a dump for supplies, ammunition, and gasoline drums, along with a drinkable water and minimal electrical grid for communications and station lighting. The airfield was known as Ambérieu Airfield or Advanced Landing Ground Y-5.

It was turned over for operational use by Twelfth Air Force on 6 September. The 324th Fighter Group, which flew P-40 Warhawks from the field during September 1944, after which it moved up to Tavaux. Once the P-47s moved out, Ambérieu Airfield became a rear area support base operated by the 1st Air Service Squadron for transport aircraft moving supplies and equipment to the front.

With the end of the war in Europe in May, 1945 the Americans began to withdraw their aircraft and personnel. Control of the airfield was turned over to French authorities on 29 May 1945.



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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFXA
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 45.987335
45° 59' 14.41" N
Longitude 5.328445
005° 19' 42.40" E
Elevation 823 feet
251 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR
Opr by NOTAM.
122.1
257.8
LYON APP 120.225
125.425
125.8
133.15
136.075


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 6562 x 98 feet
2000 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO
02/20 2625 x 328 feet
800 x 100 meters
GRASS OR EARTH NOT GRADED OR ROLLED. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN AMU AMBERIEU 110X - At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel JP-8, SemiKeroscene MIL Spec T-83133, without icing inhibitor

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)


Remarks
FUEL 2 hr PN Mon-Fri; PPR before 1300Z++ prev wkd for Sat, Sun, hol. (NC-100LL, A1+)
OIL O-128
OPR HOURS Opr 0700-1600Z++ Mon-Thu; 0700-1500Z++ Fri. PPR 24 hr before prev wkd, Sat, Sun,hol. PPR fone C33.4.74.46.83.90.
RSTD ASP rwy clsd 0700-1100Z++ Thu.



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