The 2015 APAG meeting was held in Aubenas, the weekend of 12 and 13 September.
Due to awful weather and violent storms announced, only 5 aircrafts, including 3 GY80, joined the platform. Despite this, most of the expected members made the trip by car or train, and finally forty participants could meet during these two days.
After a convivial lunch at the airfield, the afternoon was occupied by visiting the reproduction of the prehistoric Chauvet cave.
The general meeting was brought forward to Saturday evening due to very poor weather expected on Sunday to give everyone the freedom to be able to leave the next day without constraint. The handover took place between the outgoing president, Thierry Blanchard, and Thierry Royer, whose candidacy was accepted without reservation.
After a very friendly drink, the evening was extended around the traditional dinner, while outside a severe thunderstorm and torrential rain echoed in the Ardèche gorges where the hotel was located.
On Sunday morning, after a quick technical meeting in the hotel, the group met again at the airfield restaurant for lunch. 4 aircrafts, stayed outside overnight, did not suffer from the weather and restarted without difficulty to reach their base bypassing disturbances and numerous thunderstorms that crossed the France that day.
You can view the General Meeting report on this page.
The photo album (thanks to Anne Fraysse & Xavier Jean-Jean) can also be shown on this page.