Baramati Airport

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Baramati Airstrip
बारामती विमानतळ
Baramati Airport Ramp Evening view.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: IN-0024
Baramati Airstrip बारामती विमानतळ is located in Maharashtra
Baramati Airstrip बारामती विमानतळ
Baramati Airstrip बारामती विमानतळ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner M.I.D.C.
Operator M.I.D.C.
Serves Baramati
Location Baramati, India India
Elevation AMSL 1,982 ft / 604 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 5,807 1,770 Paved
Tower Freq. 129.25 MHz VHF

Baramati Airport is located in Pune district of Maharashtra state in India. This Airstrip was constructed by MIDC in 1996, at a distance of 12 km from Baramati city/ Baramati railway station. It is currently being used for General aviation and pilot training.

Description[edit]

Elevation of the airfield is 604 metres MSL and is spread over an area of 182.5 hectares (451.11 Acres). Runway 11/29 is 1770 metres long and 30 metres wide with turning pads at both ends. Runway Strength - 16 LCN. Three taxiways connect airstrip to two adjacent aprons measuring 180 by 100 metres and 100 by 75 metres. The airport has a 112 square metre terminal building and approach Road.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The airport has an advisory tower (Freq.=129.25 MHz). The tower is managed by senior pilots from the adjacent Academy of Carver Aviation flight school. The senior pilots monitor traffic in the local airspace and give advisories over VHF frequency to the pilots flying in circuits and around the area. [2]

The Main Apron parking capacity is 100 M x 75 M. There are currently no navigational nor Visual aids nor night landing facilities available on the airstrip other than the VHF communication and the windsock.[3]

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Advisory tower at Baramati Airport. Capital C indicates reporting place for pilots and other aviation personnel. 11 indicates that Runway 11 is in use.

Future Plans[edit]

Reliance Airport Developers, an Anil Ambani group company, who had won a bid two years ago to run five airports,[4] including Baramati, in Maharashtra on a 95-year lease, plans to develop Baramati as a hub for private jets, with airports in Mumbai and Pune facing acute shortage of parking bays. The apron at Baramati can safely accommodate 15 to 20 private jets. Reliance also have plans to construct hangars at the airport. [5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 14 March 2008, a Cessna-152, VT-ACC crashed into the Neera river south of the airport. The Student pilot, carrying an unauthorised female passenger on a solo training sortie, had descending from the assigned altitude to do low flying over the river for fun. Having descended to around 50 ft above the river, the pilot failed to notice high tension electrical cables stretched across the river as a result the main landing gear got entangled into the cables and the aircraft crashed into the river.Both occupants sustained minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baramatiairport.co.in/aboutus.html Airport website
  2. ^ "Carver Aviation". Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "M.I.D.C.". Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "MIDC-run airports set for makeover". Indian Express. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reliance plans Baramati hub for pvt jets". Business Standard. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Accident Report". www.dgca.nic.in. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 18°08′04″N 74°21′01″E / 18.134351°N 74.350414°E / 18.134351; 74.350414