Hisar Airport

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Hisar Airport
हिसार हवाई अड्डा
Hisar Aviation Club
Hisar Flying Club

IATA: HSSICAO: VIHR

HSS is located in India airports
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Location of airport in India
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation
Location Hisar
Elevation AMSL 700 ft / 213 m
Coordinates 29°10′45″N 075°45′19″E / 29.17917°N 75.75528°E / 29.17917; 75.75528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,000 1,219 Asphalt
Hisar district (black color) within India

Hisar Airport (IATA: HSSICAO: VIHR), also Hisar Aviation Club or Hisar Flying Club, (IATA: HSS and ICAO: VIHR), is a public airport serving Hisar, Haryana, India. It is located 5 kilometres north-east from the city on National Highway 10.

Location[edit]

The airport is about 1 km from the Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology; 2 km from the Blue Bird Lake; 4 km from the bus station along the National Highway 10, 5 km from the town center & main market area; 6 km from the railway station; 167 km from the Delhi Airport; 180 km from the New Delhi Railway Station; and 235 km from the Chandigarh Airport.

History[edit]

In 1965, Hisar airfield, spread over 194 acres, was built for the Hisar Aviation Club. [2] In 1999, Hisar Aviation Club was merged with Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA). The airport is managed by HICA, which provides flight training using Cessna aircraft.[3]

In 2002, the Delhi Flying Club (DFC) shifted all its flying activities and aircrafts to Hisar (city) from Safdarjung Airport in Delhi.[4]

In 2011, Government of Haryana invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) from commercial parties for setting up of the Integrated General Aviation hubs in Public–private partnership (PPP) mode with flying club training facilities at Hisar, Karnal and Bhiwani and Helicopter Hubs at Pinjore and Narnaul.[5] Expansion plans entail Aircraft maintenance, Repair and Overhaul ((MRO) and Fixed Based Operations (FBO).[6]

In 2012 August, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation approved the state Government of Haryana plan to develop the Hisar airport to operate domestic passenger services. Its 4,000 foot runway will be extended to 6,000 feet to accommodate turboprop aircraft like the ATR-72 and Boeing.[7]

In 2012, both Hisar and Karnal Airports upgraded their conventional night flying capabilities[8] with Goose Neck Flares (GNFs),[9] Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)[10] and Aerodrome beacon.[11]

In 2013, on 31 July, then Chief Minister of Haryana announced that the Government of Haryana has applied for expansion of up civilian domestic airports at Hisar, Karnal Airport, Bhiwani Airport, Pinjore Airport and Narwana and out of which central government has granted in principal approval only for Hisar Domestic Airport and Karnal Domestic Airport, for which Memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed soon and talks are on with Center government for setting up an additional cargo airport in the state.[12][13][14][15] However, in July 2014, a Right to Information (RTI) revealed that Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India) (DGCA) never received any formal proposal from then Congress Government of Haryana and there are no current formal projects to upgrade this airport.[16]

In 2014 December, newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party's Government of Haryana said that to reduce the air traffic congestion at Delhi, the Government of India was already started the survey for upgrading Hisar airport (160 km from Delhi) into an International airport as Hisar is also a Counter Magnet City within the National Capital Region and Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC).[17]

Hisar Aviation Club[edit]

4-Seater Cessna 172 (File photo)
2-Seater Cessna 152 (File photo)
Motor glider (File photo)

The Hisar Aviation Club was founded in 1965, when the Hisar airfield was built.[2] It merged with Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation in 1999. In 2002, the Delhi Flying Club shifted all its flying activities to Hisar from Safdarjung Airport.[4] The Hisar Aviation Club owns one 4-seater Cessna 172, one 2-seater Cessna 152, and two Motor gliders. The club offers flying training and preparation courses to the Pilots for the following Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India) licenses:

The Government of Haryana provides subsidy for the above to the natives of the state of Haryana who must apply for it using a Haryana Domicile Certificate.

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