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Le Cannet Airport



Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport
Base école Général Lejay
IATA: none – ICAO: LFMC
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Ministry of Defence
Location Le Luc, France
Elevation AMSL 265 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694 (Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport)Coordinates: 43°23′05″N 006°23′13″E / 43.38472°N 6.38694°E / 43.38472; 6.38694 (Le Luc - Le Cannet Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,399 4,590 Paved
09/27 800 2,625 Paved
Source: French AIP

Le Luc-Le Cannet Airport (ICAO: LFMC). located approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) east of Le Luc, in the Var département, in Southern France.

This airport is used only for military aviation, with no commercial airline service aera.

It is also part of Base école Général Lejay, a French Army (Armée de Terre), a training facility for combat helicopters and various ground equipment.

World War II

Le Luc airport was built prior to World War II and was sized 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:

  • 27th Fighter Group, August 1944, A-36 Apache
  • 324th Fighter Group, 25 August-2 September 1944, P-47 Thunderbolt

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



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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFMC
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 43.384672
43° 23' 04.82" N
Longitude 6.387139
006° 23' 13.70" E
Elevation 265 feet
81 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Near City Le Luc
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
LE LUC TWR 123.0
278.2
GND 121.85
ATIS 128.65
LE LUC APP 122.2
140.925
142.075
297.775
(142.075 FINAL)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 2625 x 98 feet
800 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - YES
13/31 4593 x 98 feet
1400 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LUC LE LUC 077X 113 5.7 NM 088.9
NDB LU LE LUC - 378 6.0 NM 268.8


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)
Oil O-155, MIL L 6068C, Aircraft Medium Grade

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine


Remarks
FUEL A1+
LGT PAPI Rwy 09 GS 4 MEHT 58', PAPI Rwy 13 GS 3.3 MEHT 42'.
OIL O-155-156
OPR HOURS Opr 0700-1600Z++ Mon-Thu, 0700-1300Z++ Fri.



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