- Mar 31, 2022
I got one,
a WAM 120, quite new less than 20 hours on the ground.
I may be interested by selling it!
Well well, then you are the first private person outside UK and US I "know" -even if it is through a forum- who bought one.
For which airplane was it intended? Which production number?
Saw your avatar and know Candillargues quite well. Nice hangars, lots of builders there, the fire-combating airplanes and the anti-mosquito-brigade with the choppers. Take off over Etang d'Or often watched by flamingos.
We had several summer flying camps, based at Courbessac (Nimes) and so LFNG or Aerodrome de Camargues was often visited. First solo's were celebrated with a glass of champagne and while the "victim" was savouring it, with a bucket of water. After several muggings at Courbessac the flying camp moved for one year to Candillargues but it did not continue as camping became banned on the facility. Maybe our reputation of long nights parties was a factor: in those 10-14 days period we flew extensively by day and partied all night. We used to invited half of the nearby village, the other half showed up regardless. Is the pizza-guy at the entree of the airfield still around? He opened up especially when "les Belges" flew in.
12 years back already: Time flies a turbo-prop. I encountered a moment of insanity there after betting : biking from Courbessac via Lunel to Cardillarques and then onto Montpellier. Never had my butt hurting so much. The bike still resides in Montpellier as I begged / hitched and obtained a plane ride back. I think even I haven't ridden a bike since.
Sorry, my interests in the WAM-120 are academical but if you still have contacts there: please to look around for an O-200 loonley on a shelf or for some-one interested in a semi-free, flyable Jodel D113 (but missing its engine)