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By tnowak
#1780664
With reference to the thread about French only speaking FISOs, who would be responsible for the FR only policy at Amiens?
Would it be the local Chambre of Commerce, town council or airfield management?
Just wondered if it would be worth writing to the relevant authority (and tourist office?) to point out the benefits of having an English speaking FISO as well?
As mentioned in the LFAT thread, Amiens is close to the coast, has a lovely town and cathedral and would make an ideal alternative GA destination in that area of France.
Perhaps a Flyer petition is needed!
TonyN
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By Iceman
#1780669
I thought that James33 had provided an answer to that question in that thread.

Iceman 8)
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By Rob P
#1780676
Besides which, Albert offer customs, Amiens don't.

Albert every time.

Rob P
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By johnm
#1780696
AlanM wrote:Woooooah!

I thought everything was better en France?

[hides!!]



It is but just not quite as good as it used to be :-)
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By AlanM
#1780703
On a serious note. France is an interesting place for national protectionism, like its language.

For us to be given some of the Class E over the French mainland (south of Cherbourg) I believe that we would be expected to speak enough French to deal with GA that is only French speaking. - Which very few of our team could. Therefore it never happened.
By patowalker
#1780721
tnowak wrote:..., Amiens is close to the coast, has a lovely town and cathedral and would make an ideal alternative GA destination in that area of France. ...
TonyN


Fly in between 12.00 and 14.00 using a crib sheet. Departure during AFIS hours will require a very limited exchange in French, after you have been up to the tower to pay your landing fee and had the opportunity to tell the ladies how much you have enjoyed your visit, apologising in advance for your poor French.
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By Kemble Pitts
#1780723
patowalker wrote:
tnowak wrote:..., Amiens is close to the coast, has a lovely town and cathedral and would make an ideal alternative GA destination in that area of France. ...
TonyN


Fly in between 12.00 and 14.00 using a crib sheet. Departure during AFIS hours will require a very limited exchange in French, after you have been up to the tower to pay your landing fee and had the opportunity to tell the ladies how much you have enjoyed your visit, apologising in advance for your poor French.


Very much what I did last year!
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By tnowak
#1781298
Yes, that is what I have done in the past.
Unfortunately, the last time I visited I may have been early or late with respect to the lunch break as the AFIS person was still on the radio.
Everything was fine with my French crib sheet calls until after landing when she kept telling me to do something (in French).
After three attempts of me not understanding her she then said in English "cleared to backtrack"!
I now have that phrase on my crib sheet....
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By Rob P
#1781425
tnowak wrote:I now have that phrase on my crib sheet....


Google suggests

autorisé à revenir en arrière

What do you have?

Rob P
By Ibra
#1781458
Faites un 180 et remonter la piste en service

Me: par la gauche? ou la droite? 8)