Criel-sur-Mer

The last few days we were in Normandy, around Criel-sur-Mer. Just a few days away to relax a bit after a busy year and trying to think as little as possible about work or flight simulation. So when it was a nice and sunny day we decided to go for a walk along the coast and over the beautiful cliffs.

And what do you think we stumbled upon during our walk? A nice little airstrip, on top of the cliff and quite close to the coast. I think the airstrip is used by a local flying club, probably with ultralights, but I am not sure about that. We saw one ultralight flying that day as well.

Apart from a few white markers and the little sign (see the photo to the right) there was not much that identified this piece of grass as an airstrip. I think it must be pretty hard to spot something like this from the air, it really blend well into the environment. I found it back on Google Maps though and you can also see the markers there.

For many FS sceneries it is still a challenge to blend that well into the environment. If there was a nice photo scenery of Normandy for FSX (I am not sure if there is actually, I am not so up-to-date with French sceneries), would this not be a fun little airstrip to fly from while exploring the coast? It could be a nice little side project to make if I ever get bored.

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