|Elevation AMSL||1,890 ft / 576 m|
Karad Airport (ICAO: VA1M) is located in Satara district of Maharashtra state in India. This Airstrip was constructed in the 1955 by the Public Works Department to facilitate the Koyna dam project. It is currently being used for General aviation and pilot training.
The airport is spread on 65 acres and the acquisition of more than 100 acres has been proposed. Runway 10/28 is 1280 metres long and 30 metres wide with a 60 metre by 60 metre apron. No navigational aids nor night landing facilities are available on the airstrip.
The State run Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) plans to extend the 1,250 metres airstrip by another 1,500m and widen it by 150m. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has submitted its technical feasibility report to the MADC for examination which in turn has handed it over to the Maharashtra Government for final approval.
- "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Farmers oppose acquisition of land in Prithviraj Chavan’s den". DNA. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Aptech Aviation". Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Prithviraj Chavan plan to extend hometown airstrip faces farmers’ resistance". DNA. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Karad airstrip may get a runway soon". DNA. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012.