Lyon Bron Airport

Aéroport de Lyon-Bron

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

Aéroport de Lyon-Bron - Cartes d'approche / d'atterrissage historiques

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CoordinatesN454339 E0045639 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLFLY
Map with location of Lyon Bron Airport, France

In the 1930s

Aerodrome map, Lyon Bron 1931
Aerodrome map 1931 (Source: Internationales Flughandbuch 1931)

In the 1940s

Lyon Bron Airport: Aerial image 1944
Aerial image from 30 April 1944 during a bomb raid by the US Army Air Forces - Original text: "Bombs burst on installations and runways at Lyon-Bron Airfield, France during a bombing mission carried out by planes of the 303rd Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force on 30 April 1944" (Source: National Archives 193756818)
Lyon Bron Airfield in World War II
Enlargement: Landing ground (Source: National Archives 193756818)
Aerial image from bomb attack 14 August 1944
Aerial image from bomb attack 14 August 1944 - Original text: "Bombs bursts blanket installations at the Lyon-Bron Airfield, in France during a bombardment mission carried out by planes of the 44th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force on 14 August 1944" (Source: National Archives 193756816)
Lyon Bron Aerodrome in Second World War 1944
Enlargement
Aerial image Lyon Bron Airfield January 1945
Aerial image (January 1945) - Viewing direction is southeast. (Source: US DoD)
Lyon Bron
Enlargement: Eastern part - Here you can see buildings and airplanes. (Source: US DoD)
Aeroport Lyon Bron 1945, airplanes
Enlargement: Northern part - In the foreground some airplanes are parked. (Source: US DoD)
Approach chart Lyon Bron Airport, France 1945
Approach (May 1945) - South of the airfield is the four-beam range radio beacon. (Source: US DoD)
Map of Lyon Bron Airport, France 1945
Airport map (May/June 1945) - The runway information was initially: 170/350: 5600 feet (1707 m) of concrete and steel mat, then corrected to 178/358: 6000 feet x 200 feet (1828 m x 61 m) of concrete. Air traffic control is still provided by U.S. units. (Source: US DoD)
Range approach chart Lyon Bron 1946
Range approach (January 1946) (Source: US DoD)

In the 1950s

Range approach chart runway 35 Lyon Bron Airport, France 1951
Range approach runway 35 (April 1951) (Source: US DoD)
Map Lyon Bron Airport, France 1951
Airport map (April 1951) (Source: US DoD)

In the 1960s

NDB approach chart runway 35 Lyon Bron Airport, France 1960
NDB approach runway 35 (October 1960) - There is one runway - 17/35: length 1830 m, width 60 m (6004 feet x 197 feet). (Source: US DoD)
ILS approach chart runway 35 Lyon Bron Airport, France 1960
ILS approach runway 35 (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)

In the 1980s

Lyon Bron Airport on a map 1981
Lyon Bron Airport on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981 (Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Radio beacons / Radiophares aéronautiques:

  • Bron Locator "BR", ILS "LY", Outer Marker, Middle Marker, Inner Marker
  • Lyon Range "LY", NDB "FNL", "LS"

Air traffic control / Contrôle de la circulation aérienne:

  • Bron Approach Control
  • Lyon Airport, Lyon Gonio

Places:

  • L'Ain
  • Brignais, Bron, Les Brosses
  • Caluire-et-Cuire, Camp de la Valbonne, Canal de Jonage, Chassion
  • Dagneux
  • Genas, Givors, Grigny
  • Heyrieux
  • Île Barbe
  • Jonage
  • La Verpilliere, Limonest, Lyon
  • Meyzieux, Montluel, Montplaisir, Mornant
  • Neuville, Neyzieux
  • Oullins
  • Pont-de-Chéruy, Pusignan
  • Rhone
  • St. Alban, St. Fons, St. Laurent de Mure, St. Maurice, Saint Rambert, Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon, Saône
  • Vaulx-en-Velin, La Verpilliere, Villeurbanne

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


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