Chambley/Bussières, Luxembourg/Findel & London City – Friday 28th July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, Chambley/Bussières Well it was our last day in France as we needed to get back to Luxembourg early for our early afternoon flight home. As you know by now, the weather had been hit and miss over the week and up to now, there had not been a decent opportunity for the organisers […]

Chambley/Bussières – Thursday 27th July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, Chambley/Bussières Back to the terrible weather and so both morning and evening launches were scrubbed. Another chance was taken to check out some of the busiest hangars…… Photographs of the GA items; https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157715437742918 The request are for the types regarding F-JWXF, 01-VE, 54-XG, 54-XN, 55-KL, 57-AVR, 57-BCJ & 76-JF please and the identity […]

Chambley/Bussières, Doncourt-lès-Conflans & Nancy/Malzeville – Wednesday 26th July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, Chambley/Bussières 295 logged in much better conditions. We had waited two days for this! Photographs of the balloons; https://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/albums/72157687344940666 Morning launch: D-OALF, Schroeder Fire Balloons G (1611) D-OBMB, Kubicek BB-30Z (294) D-OEEJ, Schroeder Fire Balloons G (460) D-OEMA, Schroeder Fire Balloons G (1534) D-OGLI, Schroeder Fire Balloons G (902) D-OGQT, Schroeder Fire Balloons […]

Metz, Metz/Nancy/Lorraine & Chambley/Bussières – Tuesday 25th July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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The morning of Tuesday 25th July 2017 wasn’t much better and Chambley/Bussières was written off again. More sightseeing in the nearby city of Metz and a quick visit to the big but sparse looking airport. Metz (on airways) EI-RDG, EMBRAER ERJ-175LR, Alitalia CityLiner (17000338) LZ-FLL, Antonov An-26B, Bright Flight (12201) OM-DEX, Boeing 737-46J, Air Explore […]

Etain/Rouves – Monday 24th July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, Terrible wet weather today which put paid to both balloon launches at Chambley/Bussières and so it was a sightseeing day to Verdun and the Douaumont Ossuary. A quick stop at Etain/Rouves produced just two items parked outside on display duties. Can’t blame the French Army for not flying today! Etain/Rouves (1769), Aerospatiale SA.3160 […]

Doncourt-lès-Conflans & Chambley/Bussières – Sunday 23rd July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all,   Chambley/Bussières Second day of the trip and quickly bitten by the reality of attending a balloon meet – nothing is ever guaranteed to happen. The winds were too strong this morning and so we consoled ourselves with the few things to be found outside around the hangars; 65, Dassault Super Etendard, Lycée […]

Northolt, Greenford, London City, Luxembourg/Findel, Luxembourg City & Chambley/Bussières – Saturday 22nd July 2017 (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, The first day of eight away in France saw us travelling to London, flying to Luxembourg and then driving down into France….. Northolt ZM415/415, Airbus Atlas C.1, 24/70 Sqns, Royal Air Force (052) ZK553, Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.6, Odiham Wing, Royal Air Force (M7704) CS-DPL, Bombardier Aerospace Global 6000 (9514) Greenford, London WT555, Hawker […]

Chambley/Bussières – Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons 2017 information (Grant Robinson)

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Hi all, In these strange COVID times, I’m now finding the time to catch up with reporting of past trips that might be of interest to you. Oxford Aviation Group visited the 2017 Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons event held at the former USAFE airfield at Chambley-Bussières in Northeast France. This airfield is located between […]