EMPOA-Trip to the l'Ile d'Yeu'


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EMPOA-Trip 2017 to the l'Ile d'Yeu 
22. - 25. June

  Dear friends,

The annual EMPOA trip is pretty much organised and the I hope that the program will be to the liking of many participants.

Here is the program and the schedule which I have worked out with David’s help for the Île d’Yeu part.

Thursday June 22:

- Arrival of Mooniacs at Troyes Airport LFQB between 12 and 17 hours local time (if necessary, I can send you the respective IFR and VFR charts of the airfield)

- Lunch at "Le Coucou" restaurant directly at the airport (between 12:30 and 15 hours, around 15 to 25 €)

For those arriving later (between 15 and 17:30 hours), a little snack is planned in the hangar of local maintenance shop Troyes Aviation

- Check-In at the “Golden Tulip” hotel (200 m from the airport terminal)

- For those who want to explore the historic downtown of Troyes by foot, a shuttle will be available between 13:30 and 17:30 hours

- Return to the hotel at 18:00 hours

- 18:30: Welcome Aperitif for the Annual General Meeting at the hotel

- 19:00: Annual General Meeting of EMPOA in a conference room of the hotel

- 20:30 Dinner at the “Golden Tulip” hotel

Friday June 23:

- Breakfast at the hotel.

- 09:00: For the pilots: Technical seminar in the hangar of Troyes Aviation. The topic will be “The Doctor giving advice on the maintenance of your Mooney”

For the non-flyers: transfer by bus to the outlet shopping center (Do not forget the visa card!!)

- 12:30: Light lunch in the hangar of Troyes aviation.

- 13:30- 14 h: Departure by bus to URVILLE where we will visit the cellar of Champagne DRAPPIER ( Supplier of Barack Obama!. Expect to refuel a tank with Champagne DRAPPIER one of the best). Tasting of three Champagne.

- 16 h 30 -17 h 00: Departure by bus to Colombey les deux Eglises where we will discover the General de Gaulle’s House, “La Boisserie” the gardens and the Mausoleum.

- 18:30: Depature by bus right away to the Hostellerie La Montagne (One star in Michelin’s guide), where you will be invited to enjoy a gala dinner hosted by EMPOA.

- Go back to the hotel at 23 h approximately.

Saturday June 24:

- Breakfast at the hotel.

- From 09:30 on: payment of landing fees (count on around 10€ per airplane) and take-off according to your own pace to Île d’Yeu LFEY (Attention – on LFEY no possibility to refuel. AVGAS available at La Roche sur Yon LFRI or Angers LFJR, avoid Nantes due to high landing fees). Filing of a flight plan to Île d’Yeu is mandatory, even if you are flying VFR.

- Afternoon (starting around 1:00 PM)

- Arrival of aircraft from Troyes on Île d'Yeu Aérodrome "La Grande Phare", little welcome cocktail on the ramp or in the club house (depending on the weather)

- (Info for you: we will get in contact with the local Aéroclub to set this up, 20€ seems a good budget per person)

- Transfer to Port Joinville by individual taxi (minibus). The hotels are directly in the port area, around 200 M separated from each other. People can undertake a little walk along the port or just take a shower and relax

- 7:00 PM: Transfer by bus across the island to Port de la Meule

- 7:30 PM: Apéro and dinner at Restaurant Port de la Meule ( Fish meal)

- 22:00 PM: Return by bus from Port de la Meule, possibility to enjoy the vibrant nightlife along the port


Sunday, 25JUN

- Morning: Breakfast in the hotel

- 1:00 AM: Tour of the island in the "Petit train de l'île"

- Possibility for individual lunch or snack in town - departures of the people with four-day program on convenience in the afternoon

- People staying longer can rent bicycles and explore the island further or watch the others depart from the aérodrome

- 7:00 PM: dinner at Port Baron restaurant with the people from the local aéroclub

Monday, 26JUN

- Morning: Breakfast in the hotel

- Possibility to take fresh seafood back home in special boxes from Hennequin poissonerie

- Departure on convenience

Price of the trip:

465€ per person.

Single room additional: 150€

For those who already leave on Sunday afternoon, the price will be 390 € per person.

As a souvenir we will produce T-Shirts for the event which will cost 15 € each. Please tell me how many you want as well as size and gender (M/F). They will be distributed at Troyes before the AGM and paid on site.

Mens: XXL, XL, L, M

Females: XL, L, M, S

Please send me as soon as possible your confirmation of participation with the following data:

- Aircraft registration

- First and last name of crew members

- Tell me how many tee shirts you want , size and gender

- Payment of the trip should be done to the bank account of EMPOA with the following details: Sparkasse Bodensee

IBAN N° DE92690500010024553539


My e-mail: philippe.coffinet@yahoo.fr

Due to logistical reasons I will have to limit the number of participants to 48. Those who sign up first will have respective priority.

Thank you very much and it will be my pleasure to fly with you over this beautiful country.



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