From Morgan 22/5/2011
Calais has recently introduced 2 hour customs notification via this webpage: http://aeroport.capcalaisis.fr/en/forms/customs-form/ What other foreign airfields have an online notification for customs? It would be useful to build up a reference of the airfields that are more hooked up into the modern age.
From Julian Storey 22/5/2011
I dropped into Calais yesterday for some fuel and was delighted to see that it seemed to be really buzzing. The restaurant is open again, there were lots of aircraft coming and going and the customs arrangements seem to have been sorted out (as per the original post). Took more than 20 minutes though for a friendly but VERY jobsworth French bureaucrat (who types with one finger) to prepare invoices and take payment for fuel and landing fees. The same process at Lydd took less than two minutes.
From Tony 22/5/2011
Calais is well worth a visit. The landing fee for a Pa28 is only 9Euros. The food in the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. Please support Calais. They deserve it for all the effort that they have put in.