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LFKC St Catherine

 
Submitted by: Peter
 
 
City

Calvi

 
Country

France

 

The Aircraft

Type
TB20
MTOW
1200-1499kg
Date of visit
5 Sep 2014
Parked for
72 hrs
 

The Experience

Runway condition
hard/good
Taxiway condition
hard/good
Ramp condition
hard/poor
Landing fee
36.00 EUR
Parking fee
Handling fee
Ramp check
no
Handling company
Payment method for above
Mastercard
Handling mandatory
no
Fuel type
None
Fuel price
VAT
Payment method
Immigration
yes PNR
Customs
yes PNR
AIP accurate?
Hangarage
Airport website URL
Airport restaurant
no
Transport used
taxi
Transport to
Town
Cost
Duration
Comments
The airport is fine but the GA apron is covered with sand, which gets everywhere: into the landing gear, into the plane if somebody taxies past while you have a door open, etc. It gets all over the plane so if you put a cover on it will scratch the windows. The problem is made worse by thoughtless actions by other pilots who drive over this area under power. There is a hard parking option which at the time was available only to twins and turboprops. I would not go to Calvi again unless I could get hard parking.
The approach from the sea is easy; the other approach is a fairly tight turn.
They normally have avgas but at the time the French fuellers were on strike so we filled up at Albenga on the way there.
The town is hugely scenic, especially the Citadel. There is lots to do. This was a EuroGA meet-up and many turned up. Trip writeup: http://peter2000.co.uk/aviation/corsica-greece/index.html.