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Reims - Prunay Aerodrome
Aérodrome de Reims - Prunay
IATA: none – ICAO: LFQA

Reims - Prunay
Location of airport in France
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator CCI Reims
Serves Reims
Location Prunay, France
Elevation AMSL 313 ft / 95 m
Coordinates 49°12′31″N 004°09′24″E / 49.20861°N 4.15667°E / 49.20861; 4.15667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,150 3,773 Asphalt
07R/25L 1,170 3,786 Grass
Sources: French AIP, UAF, DAFIF

Reims – Prunay Aerodrome (French: Aérodrome de Reims - Prunay) (ICAO: LFQA) is an airport serving the city of Reims. The airport is located 10 km (5.4 NM) east-southeast of Reims, near Prunay, both communes in the Marne department in the Champagne-Ardenne region in northeastern France.

It is a class D airport open to general aviation traffic and international flights with no commercial airline service scheduled.

History

The airport was first established during World War II as a United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground in August 1944 to support the Northern France Campaign by Allied ground forces. Known as "St. Leonard Airfield" or simply "A-36", it was constructed by the IX Engineer Command, 846th Engineer Aviation Battalion.

The original construction was of Prefabricated Hessian Surfacing for a single runway of 5000' x 120' oriented north-south 00/18. 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 opened on 4 September 1944 and used by the 406th Fighter Group, which flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the field between 4 September and 4 October 1944.

The Americans moved east along with the advancing Allied forces in early October, turning the airfield over to French authorities. After the war, it was developed into the current airport. The wartime runway was removed, with a modern asphalt runway oriented 07/25 built. In addition, a parallel turf runway is available for mixed aircraft and glider traffic. Today, it is a regional airport used by general aviation. Partial remains of the north-south wartime runway can be found south of the parallel grass runway. There is also a major manufacturing facility on the north side of the airfield.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 313 feet (95 m) above mean sea level. It has one paved runway designated 07/25 which measures 1,150 by 30 metres (3,773 × 98 ft). It also has a parallel unpaved runway measuring 1,170 by 80 metres (3,839 × 262 ft).



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General Info
Country France
ICAO ID LFQA
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 49.208689
49° 12' 31.28" N
Longitude 4.156581
004° 09' 23.69" E
Elevation 313 feet
95 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Reims
Operating Hours NO OPERATING HOURS LISTED
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
REIMS APP 119.8
AFIS
0800-1130Z, 1300-1630Z (win), 0700-1030Z, 1200-1700Z (sum).
134.925


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 3773 x 98 feet
1150 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION Pilot trng and gldr act.
FUEL Avbl 0730-1130Z, 1300-1630Z Mon-Fri; 0730-1100Z, 1300-1630Z Sat, Sun and hol. (0630-1030Z, 1200-1630Z Mon-Fri; 0630-1000Z, 1200-1630Z Sat, Sun and hol sum.) (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI both rwy GS 3.25 MEHT 23.
OPR HOURS Opr HX.
RSTD NORDO proh.



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