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re: Kochi Airport (高ηŸ₯η©ΊζΈ―)

Reply to @TIBC1: Thank you for the comment. I have merged the two airports, so this is now the correct entry.

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New principal airport for Istanbul

Most scheduled flights moved here from https://ourairports.com/airports/LTBA/ in 2019. If you flew into Istanbul internationally before 2019 (as I have), then you probably landed at LTBA, not here.

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Most scheduled flights moved to LTFM

Most of the scheduled flights (along with the IATA code IST) have moved to the new Istanbul Airport https://ourairports.com/airports/LTFM/

There are still some scheduled flights into this airport, including discount carriers (see the arrivals and departures).

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Fuel shortages

There are fuel shortages due to the ongoing civil war in Yemen, and aircraft stopping here (including humanitarian-relief flights) may need to fuel elsewhere.

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Fuel shortages and suspended flights

Because of fuel shortages caused by the ongoing civil war, the airport suspended himanitatian flights in September 2020:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/un-closure-of-yemen-s-airport-delays-virus-supplies/1979873#

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Access to Kanha National Forest

From Problem Report https://ourairports.com/airports/IN-0068/problem-reports/364.html :

airstrip located at cordinate 22.500929, 80.331195 near 35th battalion in mandla district which is maintained and operated by state government of madhya pradesh [...] this air strip can also be used for kanha national forest tourism after taking permission from state govt

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re: (no subject)

Reply to @Mohsen: Corrected -- thank you.

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Currently helicopters only

According to the Wikipedia article, this is an Egyptian Air Force helicopter base right now, but the runway still appears intact and may still get fixed-wing use.

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New airport

This isn't showing up in the satellite image yet (2020-10-10), but there's a new airport here meant to serve Helsinki. More details at https://helsinkieast.aero

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Grass runway

There seems to be a parallel grass runway right beside 03/21. It's not listed in the CFS, but the diagram shows its length as 1,800 ft.

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re: Per Disney...

Reply to @animebirder: Thanks for the update. I've tagged it as #private and #ppr

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re: NDB TKL 385 Decommissioned

Removed -- thank you for the report.

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Russian control

This airport is in Crimea, still internationally recognised as part of Ukraine but under Russian military control. Due to international sanctions, only Russian flights are using the airport.

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re: Balchik airport location

Corrected -- thank you.

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Appears closed

@Spinner reported this airport closed. Newer satellite imagery on Google shows a road running along the strip now and out both ends.

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Pilot info

This page has some pilot info, including the owner's contact info: https://www.flexwingscotland.co.uk/nether-huntleywood/

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Second World War

During the Second World War, this airport hosted the No. 7 Air Observer School of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and the No. 14 Elementary Flying Training School was right across the road: http://bcatp.org/139-no-7-air-observer-school/

Today, the airport is privately-operated, but still hosts the 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Canadian_Forces_Flying_Training_School

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Second World War

From 1941 to 1944, St-Hubert hosted the No. 13 Service Flying Training School of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), on the military side of the airfield that formerly served as RCAF Station St-Hubert (later CFB St-Hubert until the 1990s, when it was decommissioned).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._13_Service_Flying_Training_School_RCAF

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Second World War

As RCAF Station Mont-Joli, this airport hosted No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 15 December 1941 until 14 April 1945

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Airport closed

The airport was closed (again) in December 2019.

https://www.samoaairways.com/updates/closure-of-fagalii-airport/

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Converted to solar panel field

From a problem report: "Another business has bought the airport and is now using it as a solar panel field. Nobody can access the airport unless authorized."

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Airport closed

From a problem report:

Goodbye and thank you from Redlands Airfield.

After 32 years of our operating our grass strip airfield, based in the village of Wanborough to the east of Swindon in Wiltshire, we have now closed.

We would like to thank our customers and supporters for making Redlands a wonderful site for microlights and skydiving - and for the many thousands raised for charity at the airfield.

Joe and Sarah Smith

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No strip visible

Originally added in 2008. No landing strip is visible in the satellite imagery, so marking as closed pending further information.

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No strip visible

This landing strip was added in 2008. There is nothing visible now in the satellite imagery, so marking as closed pending further information.

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Not yet visible in satellite imagery (2020-08-28)

The airport opened in 2017, but as of 2020-08-28, it is not yet visible in the satellite imagery that ESRI is kindly providing (Saint Helena is probably not a high priority for updates). You can, however, see it on the aviation charts, and on Google Maps satellite imagery: https://goo.gl/maps/ocmANAj38hMpKrHW6

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Land-use question

Left as an anonymous problem report: "The airport site is not specify at this time and the people is confused ,them farmer is not plough the land ,with apologize solve this problem for short time"

Thank you to the person who pointed this out. Please note that OurAirports.com is *not* an official source of airport information, and the farmer will need to consult the local authorities in Oromia about the land's current status and whether it's OK to plough.

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Permission required

Prior permission required: AΓ©roport Mont-Tremblant Inc +1-819-425-9494

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Permission required

Permission required: Yves Sigouin +819-425-5412

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Permission required

24 hours prior permission required: Mont-Tremblant Intl Inc +1-819-275-9099

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Clubhouse and visitor parking

There are two gravel-paved visitor parking spots beside the fuel pumps, directly across from the clubhouse. The clubhouse has combo access (a code visiting pilots will have no trouble figuring out), a washroom, and vending machines. There's also wifi, but I couldn't find the password posted anywhere on the wall.

Expect to hear only French on the radio in the circuit.

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Permission required

Prior notice required before landing. The operator is AΓ©rodrome Saint-Esprit Inc +1-450-839-1111

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Permission required

Permission required. The operator is Gestion Wilburdea Inc +1-514-249-4040 or +1-450-675-035

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Permission required

Operated by Parachutisme AdrΓ©naline +1-450-438-0855

Permission required, and landing fees (according to the CFS).

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Airport weather

While the airport doesn't have an official METAR, a member mentioned this in a problem report:

Gimli has an AWOS. It is at www.gimliairportawos.com

Garman pilot uses CXGH as a Metar for CYGM. It is the Environment Canada weather at the town of Gimli 1.7 nm from CYGM

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Still listed as open

The Canada Flight Supplement up to 10 September 2020 still lists this airport as open, with a note warning that "Rwy 10/28 and 16/34 sfcs deteriorating." From various comments, it doesn't sound practical to use, but someone is still keeping it on the books.

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"Peace for our time"

This was the aerodrome where PM Neville Chamberlain arrived back from Munich on 30 September 1938, stood outside the airplane, and waved the Anglo-German declaration for the photographers. The airfield was decommissioned in 1947 when the government chose nearby Heathrow as the site for London's major post-war airport.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_for_our_time

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re: NDB YSL Decommissioned

Reply to @KPC6NDB: Removed the NDB

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re: NDB HRD 524 to be dcommissioned

Reply to @KPC6NDB: removed -- thanks.

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Good runway conditions (summer 2020)

I flex into Alexandria just after 9:00 am today. It was my first visit in over 15 years. I checked NOTAMs beforehand for paradrops, and monitored the frequency from about 20 min to to confirm there wasn't any activity.

The grass runway is mowed nice and short, but the ground underneath is slightly unevenβ€”not dangerously so, but you'll do a bit of dune-buggy-style bouncing over the undulations on landing, even at minimum speed, so keep the yoke back in your lap after landing in a nosedragger.

It was firm and dry, though, and even without a headwind to help, my 160 hp PA-28 needed only a bit over half of the 2,200 ft for landing and for takeoff (after backtracking).

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Video of runway conditions

August 2017 (I think the order is Runway 24, 12, then 36):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSepmKq_D8

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Contact info

From COPA Places to Fly (updated 2017):

Thomas Smith

+1-613-835-2792

tcssmith@xplorenet.com

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re: Al Ain Airport Ain District, Shabwa Governorate, Yemen

Reply to @Abdullah_Almosaabi: Thank you. Is this actually a duplicate of https://ourairports.com/airports/VG5W/ ?

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Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

On 8 January 2020, during a time of military tension with the U.S., Iran accidentally shot down a passenger jet departing IKA with 176 people on board (including 57 Canadians).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_International_Airlines_Flight_752

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Closed

According to a problem report: "The airport is now used by BMW for automotive purposes, among other things."

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Airline service resumes after 4 years

According to a UN bulletin, a Yemenia Airways flight arrived from Cairo on 27 November 2019, the first scheduled flight into the airport since 2015. (Yemen is currently in a state of civil war, and represents the world's most-severe humanitarian crisis, with over 20 million people in need of emergency assistance.)

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re: Correction to data

Runway data updated.

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re: (no subject)

Reply to @Mohsen: Thanks for the info -- I've made it into a problem report. Because this airport is in a disputed territory, I'd like to confirm the ICAO code before changing it. Do you have a link to a source?

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Offshore wind farm

This platform is part of an offshore North Sea wind farm with a planned 600 MW capacity.

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re: Multiple IATA/ICAO codes

Reply to @dmomper: Right now, there's no capability, but I've added "LSZM" and the extra IATA codes to the keywords, so that they'll at least show up in searches.

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re: No Southwest Airlines?

We've removed the routes, because we didn't have a good way to keep them up to date.