Which airfields in "Over Flanders Fields" are your favourite three places to fly from?
Please everyone, name your three best liked airfields,
and give us at least one reason for each airfield, WHY you like it so much.
Let me begin with my fav 3, to give you the idea.
1. Marchais (Marne Region)
Reason: the field is situated in a beautiful landscape, near three bigger lakes.
These make it very easy to find, even from further away - always a special feeling
2. Roucourt (Flanders)
Reason: Roucourt was the homefield for Jasta 11 for a while, and even longer for a Staffel
I like to fly with every now and then - Jasta 12, the black-tails. At Roucourt, the flyers
had their quarter in the beautiful Chateau de Roucourt, which I know from several photos.
It was just a short way to walk to the field, which was situated between a wood and the
town of Roucourt. I like to imagine this whole situation there.
3. Bertangles (Flanders)
Reason: When I fly an earlier British campaign, I like to fly with No. 24 Sqdn, RFC.
Their aircraft in 1916 is the DH-2, a little challenge to fly (and I'll never get as good
as Major Lanoe Hawker!). I love this field, simply because it actually consists of three
airfields, and so, when I return from a patrol, I imagine how I sit in my kite, wondering
which mess I should visit this evening, to enjoy some good British beer in good company.
Edited by Olham (08/19/12 01:10 PM)