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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentreau View Post
    I understand, if the owners only concern is maximising profits. Clearly the mentality in France is very different.
    A farm strip in France is generally a convenience for the landowner who flys, and renting out space to others helps defray the costs.
    Either that or it's a club strip which is not for profit.....
    its just what rent and rates cost.

    in UK airfields have no special exemption and are the same as any other industrial estate. So we pay commercial rental values, and then business rates at around 42% of rental value on top.

    France has lots of municipal airfields on a different status and much lower business rates - but much higher social taxes. So space is cheaper but employing people more expensive - good for hangarage renting - not so good if the business employs people..

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    I dream of hangarage. I pay 960pa to keep my hangar banger on the grass outside... :-S
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    Cue the three Yorkshire men sketch...
    Hangar? Grass? You were lucky. All we had to fly from was a patch of mud...
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    You lucky, lucky, *******s ...
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

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