General Ulpiano Paez Airport

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General Ulpiano Paez Airport
Aeropuerto General Ulpiano Paez

IATA: SNCICAO: SESA

SNC is located in Ecuador
SNC
SNC
Location of airport in Ecuador
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Location Salinas, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 02°12′18″S 080°59′20″W / 2.20500°S 80.98889°W / -2.20500; -80.98889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,437 7,995 Asphalt
08/26 1,110 3,641 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

General Ulpiano Paez Airport (IATA: SNCICAO: SESA) is a public/military joint-use airport located near Salinas, a city in the province of Santa Elena in Ecuador.

History[edit]

During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canal against Japanese submarines. Flying units assigned to the airfield were:

[3] [4] [5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TAME Quito

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 18 feet (5 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 measuring 7,995 by 98 feet (2,437 m × 30 m) and 08/26 measuring 3,641 by 131 feet (1,110 m × 40 m).[1]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b Airport information for SESA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for SNC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 

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