The airport is named for Marcel Dassault and is located on the site of the former Châteauroux-Déols Air Base. The airport supports aviation industry uses including cargo, pilot training, airports firemans training, aircraft maintenance, painting, storage, dismantling and recycling.
The history of Châteauroux airport has always been closely linked to that of aviation and the aeronautical industry. In 1936, Marcel Blochcreated a first aircraft manufacturing plant which was taken over by SNCASO a few months later in application of nationalization laws. It is in this factory that the hunters Bloch MB.152 will be produced.
In 1951, the US Air Force chose Châteauroux in agreement with the French government, to install its most important air base because of its favorable climatology and its central European position. The airport then becomes CHAD (Châteauroux Air Depot), CHAS (Châteauroux Air Station). The " base aérienne de Châteauroux-Déols " Châteauroux-Déols air base will accommodate up to 8,000 Americans during this period. In 1967, the airport platform was transferred back to France. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the local authorities rehabilitate the infrastructure and launch the commercial activity in 1974.
Since 1 January 2000, the Châteauroux-Center airport has been an 'authorized cargo security agent'. It is one of the few French airports that made this approach and obtained the approval of the French Civil Aviation Authority. (DGAC) This allows it to offer shippers, carriers and freight forwarders a "cargo security" service controlled by the airport security supervisor.
Location : Many Spots around the airport
Authrization : Not required
Security : Any problem, if the rules are respected
Weather : European weather
Time / Light :
Traffic : not regular
Car : is absolutely necessary
You can get an idea of the views if you see below at my planespotting gallery
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