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Les King
Elderly computer whiz-kid—I enjoy computers, flying, public speaking, music theatre, wining & dining
Interests: Flying, computers, public speaking, fine dining, music (all genres)
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Liam Doyle writes: Dear Les, I am a UK based EASA PPL(A) pilot expecting to spend a lot of this winter in La Ciotat. From what I can see the nearest GA aerodrome is Aix en Provence (LFMA), and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at francoflyers
Matthew writes: Hello i would like to know if you would be able to help me ? I am wanting to know if u know anyone that can fly a small plain around Doucier with a banner trailing from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at francoflyers
Mike writes: Hello I understand there is a ULM microlight examiner in the Limoges area who can do flight tests for UK Microlight licences. Can you help me as to who this is please? I have a french brevet but... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at francoflyers
FOR SALE. Plot 18 Atlantic Airpark. 3264 m2 building plot. You can build a house with two levels (no basement) the SP available is 285 m2 habitable space + hangar and garage, constructible area 1100 m2. 760m tarmac runway +... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at francoflyers
Marian writes: Hello. I am opening a small aviation museum in Bucharest, Romania, this summer. I already received some free items to display. Please visit Can you help me find some clubs, some people in your area that could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at francoflyers
Francesca Taylor writes: Hi there, I came across your website while doing some research about flying lessons in the South of France. My parents live near Perpignan (Laroque des Alberes) and my Dad has always wanted to learn to fly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at francoflyers
Mishika writes: I am travelling to France this February, 2019 with my boyfriend. We will be in Paris for 2 days and from there we will be heading to Nice on the 15th of February for 4-5 days. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at francoflyers
Andy Crowe writes: I know that there a lot of unknowns over Brexit at the moment, but I'm trying to see what might happen flying in France with a UK issued EASA license after Brexit. I have a UK issued... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at francoflyers
Gregory Caminow writes: Is it possible to complete my PPL training and gain a PPL without having the ability to speak French in France. I am currently in the process of gaining my PPL with a FFA registered flying club... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at francoflyers
Gad writes: Hello Can you help me find a flying school in the Nantes area? I would like to get 1 hour in the air/T&G a like enjoy.. Merci Gad Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at francoflyers
Steve Devereux writes: Good morning folks Is anyone aware of a twin available for hire in southern France, or is there a group with one that I might be able to join? If no and no to the above, are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at francoflyers
Thomas Carré writes: I'm a FO based in Paris, holding a UK-Issued EASA licence. I meet all the requirements for SEP/TMG revalidation by experience, I'm just looking for a UK FE to check my logbook and sign my licence. Would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at francoflyers
Bill Brooks writes: Hello Franco flyers I am touring down to Montpellier next week in our Jodel DR1050 ( Rotax 912S conversion) G-AWWO and then returning via Bordeaux on Thursday 31st May. I am giving a lecture on human powered... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at francoflyers
Amy writes: Bonjour Mr. Les King - Thank you for maintaining the francoflyers website. We will be in Paris to visit family in June 23-June301. I would like to rent a small airplane with an instructor (with my husband as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at francoflyers
Stéphane Dubreuil writes: I am homebuilder of Jodel Sicile. I believe that at least one Sicile had been motorized with Rotax. I am in search of information about the installation of Rotax on Sicile. How is made built engine? His... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at francoflyers
I created this site over 10 years ago when I was a member of a French Aeroclub whose many English-speaking members were desperate for hard information on the local flying rules. However, I don't do much flying in France these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at francoflyers
Gary Ciampa writes: Greeting, I shall be traveling to Paris for six days in May 2018, looking for options to get a local check ride and rent a GA plane for a day or two, what options are available? I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at francoflyers
Chris Berkvens writes: Subject: Airfield 30-60 mins from Issy heliport Hi, First of all, francoflyers is a great website full of info!! I’m flying with some friends into Paris Issy heliport in a month and want to fly the next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at francoflyers
Tim Writes Hi I came across your website whilst searching for aircraft hire in Corsica or Sardinia. I live in Malta, and for general flying, and trips to Sicily I fly a Diamond DA40. However this aircraft isn't really available... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at francoflyers
Trevor writes: Hello Can you please tell me if, as a PPL student (unqualified in any way), ! am liable for the FFA licence fee in order to fly with an instructor at a French club that I am a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at francoflyers
Luke Ferris writes: Hi there, I just came across your blog which seems to fill a very important niche! Thanks for putting it together. I’m currently studying for my PPL here in London. This is part of a longer term... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at francoflyers
Jonathan Lumer writes i am arriving to the area in the end of june and i would like to do a mountain flying training (not the full course ) but to get the essentials and to get familiarized with the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at francoflyers
Anna Urbanska writes: I am trying to find one way flights from northern France into Greater London area with a light aircraft. Do these sort of services exist? Kind of romantic / champagne flights for two people? I found your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at francoflyers
Typepad Hi Robert Thanks for your kind comments which I have published on Francoflyers. I started this blog when I was flying regularly in France (with the Aeroclub de Limoges) and experienced some difficulty in pinning down the different rules, including such matters as what I could or could not do with my original UK PPL (since upgraded to JAR and then EASA). Sadly, the site has been somewhat neglected of late as I now fly mainly in the UK. The original concept was to have lots of contributing authors but that never really materialised. If you know, through AOPA, people who fly regularly in France would like to contribute suitable material, that would be most useful. Regards Les King
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2017 on French Radio Calls at francoflyers
Arvinder writes I am inquiring about renting a C172 for a short period. Visiting France with family to fly for leisure. Please provide some guidance A. Sandhu 647 678 1875 Thanks Also (separate message) I hold an English speaking VFR... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at francoflyers