Sunday, 6 May 2012

Chartres – Champhol Aerodrome

Chartres – Champhol Aerodrome is an airport serving Chartres and Champhol, in the Eure-et-Loir department in north-central France. The airport is located 2.5 km east-northeast of Chartres and it is southeast of Champhol. It supports general aviation with no commercial airline service scheduled. Built in 1909, Chartres was one of the first French towns to construct an aerodrome, then a flight school that would train more than 3,000 pilots during World War I. Certain pilots would eventually become famous, such as Farman, Latham and Hélène Boucher.

Lowry refers to the aerodrome in 'Hotel Room in Chartres'; "and the droning nights which by the planes from the neighbouring airport were turned into a world of moving green and golden stars." Psalms 20

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