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Amiens - Glisy Aerodrome
Aérodrome d'Amiens - Glisy
IATA: QAM – ICAO: LFAY

Amiens - Glisy
Location of airport in France
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI d’Amiens
Serves Amiens
Location Glisy, Somme, France
Elevation AMSL 208 ft / 63 m
Coordinates 49°52′23″N 002°23′13″E / 49.87306°N 2.38694°E / 49.87306; 2.38694
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,300 4,265 Asphalt
12R/30L 900 2,953 Grass
Sources: AIP, UAF, DAFIF

Amiens – Glisy Aerodrome (French: Aérodrome d'Amiens - Glisy) (IATA: QAM, ICAO: LFAY) is an airport serving Amiens, the capital city of the Somme department in the Picardy (Picardie) region of France. The airport is located 7 km (4 mi) east-southeast of Amiens, in Glisy.

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.

History

During World War II the airport was used by the German Luftwaffe during the occupation of France. It was attacked by the United States Army Air Force on several occasions in the spring of 1944. Later, it was liberated by the British Second Army in August 1944.

The airfield was then used by the Americans as a troop carrier and transport airfield flying C-47 Skytrain aircraft. It was known as Amiens/Glisy Airfield or Advanced Landing Ground B-48. Units that were assigned to the airfield were the 315th Troop Carrier Group (12AF) and 1st Troop Carrier Pathfinder Squadron (Provisional) (9th AF). It was also the headquarters of the Twelfth Air Force 52d Troop Carrier Wing.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 208 feet (63 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,300 by 25 metres (4,265 × 82 ft). It also has a parallel unpaved runway with an grass surface measuring 900 by 100 metres (2,953 × 328 ft).



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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFAY
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 49.873019
49° 52' 22.87" N
Longitude 2.387075
002° 23' 13.47" E
Elevation 208 feet
63 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Amiens
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 4134 x 82 feet
1260 x 25 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel 100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Aerobatics SR-SS 1500' to FL 35. Prcht, gldr and ultralgt acft.
CSTMS/IMG CSTMS avbl 0700-1700Z++ Mon-Fri. OT 6 hr PN.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT Activate lgt on 123.4
OPR HOURS Opr 0800-1100Z++, 1300-1600Z++ Mon-Fri. OT PPR.



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