Fri, 03 Aug 2012
at Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendivil Duarte Airport,
Forgot to say that takeoffs are not permitted at dusk no matter what. This seems to be common for the mountainous airports in Peru.
No fuel available at this time, nor for the last 7 years. Airport is on a mesa with high ground all around it. It has an NDB approach, but it doesn't work very well due to location except for enroute navigation. Runway surface has a lot of small, pea gravel sized aasphlt rocks on it, so use of reverse is not reccomended (nor needed, as the runway is plenty long). Airport elevation is about 9000 feet MSL. Good services as regards flight planning, walking distance cafes, taxis to town, bathrooms, etc. Helicopter operations are frequent in the vicinity. We use an overhead entry to a left downwind for runway 20, but the locals will often use a long straight in approach. Power lines on the ridge on final for rwy 20. Tower speaks pretty good English.