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Yet another Cannes trip

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Terry
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Yet another Cannes trip

Post by Terry » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:29 am

I now had the onerous task of going to collect the stuff I delivered 2 weeks ago with the addition of a 500 ish mile detour to Bordeaux on the way to deliver a pallet load of wine .
As usual I left a disgusting o'clock to get a Seachance ferry (they are now the cheapest crossing), to get to Paris for dawn(ish)
Le Bourget 19th May

LX SAM , G LFPT , LX GEX , LX JAX , CS TFY , G ZXZX , TR LGV , F HCOD , F GNVK , EC JNZ , A6 SAC , CS TLR , VP BED , UR ICD , N132DA , VP CLJ , F GPFD , G LEGC , F GJET , F GGGJ , F HAST , EC LMS , EC LDK , N430QS , N333PY , G GEIR , N545CS , N318AG , HB VOJ , N958DM , F HCJP , F GVIA , MJCPD , F GYCP , F GCBK , N604B , N4AS , N444HE , TR LFB , F GLTK , LX JFF , LX JFK , C GWLL , F GRSO , HB JEI , F HLIM , MRURU , N170PF , F HGBY , MGPIK , PT TNE , F HBMS , F HALM , CS DSA and CS DNB, sorry forgot to take any pics.
I hadn't been to Orly for many years so decided to pop in and take a look. Its even more spread out and confusing than it ever was, could see some planes but couldn't get near enough to get them .so settled for F GHED and left
Passed the 'Athis' collection on my way out of town, they are looking a pretty sorry bunch.
On my return from Bordeaux earlier in the year attempted to stop at Etampes, but couldn't get across the dual carriageway for miles so gave it a miss, this time going south managed to pop in.
Etampes 19th May

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F PAND , F GLVZ , F BRZQ , N310ZZ , F GAOB , F BRCL , F GHRI , F BTIA , F GBSV , N826SR , F GSEV and F GYAK

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I only recently realised Tours had 2 airfields, St Symphorien I had visited and Sorigny, south of town which I hadn't so I remedied that.
Sorigny 19th May

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F WSQV , F GIKZ , F BUPL , N24136 , F GKAM , F BNFN and a couple of ULM's (I think the gyro is 37 TY)

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From Tours I went straight to Bordeaux.
Bordeaux 19th May

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The Mercure is looking in a very sorry state, shame as it needs saving !
N461QS , N98NX , N466AE , N505HB , F HBOY , CN RMF , F BUAD , LN OTG , F ZBPM , OY SRN , VP BED (again) N881WT and F GIXL.

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F WCDL , HS TEU , EI EON , EI EOL , then a quick peek inside the open Dassault factory doors.

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F WWVD , F WWFH , F WWVU , F WWUD , F WWHF ,

Bordeaux 20th May
Not a lot of changes next day...
F GDNF , F OMAY , F GMZD , F HCRT , TF FIN, D EAIN had joined LN OTG ,

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And the factory doors were open again !
F WWYY , F WWVS Falcon 7 X C , msn 144 and 175

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If the registration is not on they put the msn on a sticker under the cockpit windows.

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I then went off dropped the pallet of wines & the office decided I should bring some (local) wine back so picked up 20 cases of 'sparkiing rose', and started off for Cannes via..
Marmande 20th May

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F BRFY , F BRZE , F PFAG , F BPJI and F GVAZ landed as I arrived.

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Agen 20th May was next.

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F GSZM , F GGMU , F GSZU , F GOYE , F PIYV , F HEAM , F BRPX and F GOGN

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Then a quick pop into Toulouse, I hate the place its so damn confusing , saw loads of Airbusses couldn't get any.
Toulouse 20th May
F GFJE , EC HTS , F GFJH and ? PFCT a Metroliner ?

Then along to
Corbieres Lezignan, 20th May

F GOLS , F GEOU and F GZBI

Penultimate field of the day ....
Montpellier 20 th May
There used to be an ATR facility here, they went and the place went very quiet, but someone else has moved in and its quite good now.
F GOVJ , F HDMP , F HDAP , F HDAR , F GMQE , F HDAS , F GGNR , F GGNY , F GNSJ , F GNSD , F GGNH , F HDAX , F GCEO, F HDLN

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F GXYP , F GUVB , ES LVA , CS DTO , N342DK , F WDIH , LY RUM , F HBSO , N101LF , UR DAG

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This I read as EW CDH and it wasn't till I took a close look at the piccy that I realised it was really F WCDH

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Finally 'Dump a twin' Candillargues , 20th May

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F BRDG , F GERM , N245CB , F GCJP , N2514S , F GRBG and F PZXK

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I drove on up to Nimes and grabbed an Etap hotel beside the airfield at....
Courbessac. 21st May
F GXAN , it was still early so didn't expect much !

Garons 21st May
F GNPD , F GBPZ , I DPCA , HB FVC , F ZBMG , I CGIA and RA 1139K

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There is now a Securite Civile helicopter maintainence base there too, here's their gate gaurd.

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To ensure I wasn't late for my collection I proceeded directly to
Cannes, ( I did not pass go and most certainly did not collect £200)
Cannes 21st May.
PH DYE , CS DXD , OO FPE , I YLFC , I KERE , CN MBR , G IZAP , EC KPJ , CX CCT , D CXLS , G ENXA , OK SLA , N789JC , CS DGW , F HBLK ,

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PH JFS , LZ ABV , N145SR , F HJPM , D CCBH , N334CD , F GBMQ , N363JR , N448CA , F HJAV , F HDLC , F HDCB , F GDDY , F HMER

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HB LTP , F GJAD , N566SR , OE GXL , G SHSI , HB VWM , F HELI , F GXRK , CS DFE , D BANN , I CSGS , F GNHF , M HDAM , F BREL , HB LNL , G SEAJ

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CS DXT , M ASRY , N483TS , F BLIN , F GCYQ , D CFLY , CS DXD , S5 BAW and N43CH

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Having completed my collection I merely had to wait till Monday morning for the next one.

Cannes 22nd May
OM SYN , N303W , G TGTT , N269PC , N425FZ , F HDAZ , HB FPY , F GMDH , D ITMA , F HAGR , F GATJ , N350PU , F PTMV , LX MBE , N38EP , F HDLC

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F GIKS , F GMXN , CS DMY , F GEHM , CS DXT , HB JET , HB IAU , N7SJ , N566SR , F HFCO , F HBFP , F GTPJ , F HDRY , EC LDK , M LVIA ,

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F GMSN , YU BZZ , F HAAE , CS DRE , OO FLN , F PTIM , OE FHA , N483TS , F PZIU , OE FCB , F PMRG , F GOXN , CS DUG , N43CH , F PHSD , F HCAL , F HCEF , CS DFR , M INXS , N525RZ , OO KRC , F GTRY , HB PBK and OO ALX, just couldn't get a decent shot of CX CCT

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Next morning up early and away to the Palais de Festivals, this is building where it all happens. The organisation ISN'T. It is always ABSOLUTE F**KING chaos, an hour and a half waiting to get the 'paper' to get into the car park an hour to find the 'office' and then find a fork lift truck e.t.c. finally away at midday.
Drove straight to Paris and missed the delivery time (8 p.m.) so just waited till 05.30 when they opened again.
Delivered and away to Le Bourget as it was now light !
Le Bourget 24th May

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RA74015 , CS DTL , LX ZAV , YR TIK , F GZLP , LX NVB , G MEGN , CS DGO , F HCDD , OO DFG , F HATB , TR LVG , N900JG , CN MRB , B LRH

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HB JRA , HB JEI , F GPFD , D CVII , LX JFA , N881WT , F GVLB , VT JSB , N98NC ( ?) , EC JMS , N117WR , F GUFP , N155AN , EC LDK , EC KPB , N332MM , N979CB , B LCK , N310CC , N501JT , N776JB , VP BMB , N999NB , N159JA , MJCPD , N760JA and CS DRD.

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Then it was head for home, arriving about noon knackered.
I got a little black book with me poems in

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GOOSE
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Re: Yet another Cannes trip

Post by GOOSE » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Stunning, simply stunning log! Thanks for posting such an epic! :clap:

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Mike
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Re: Yet another Cannes trip

Post by Mike » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:01 pm

Sorry Terry but I missed this earlier,another epic trip and thanks for posting it. :D :D :D
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Re: Yet another Cannes trip

Post by Snow_Owl » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Really great photos. Thanks for posting.

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