Seppe Airport

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Seppe Airport
Vliegveld Seppe
Seppe.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: EHSE
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator N.V. Vliegveld Seppe
Serves Hoeven
Location Bosschenhoofd (Seppe)
Elevation AMSL 30 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 51°33′17″N 004°33′09″E / 51.55472°N 4.55250°E / 51.55472; 4.55250
Website www.Seppe-Airport.nl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 830 2,723 Asphalt
Source: AIP from AIS the Netherlands[1]

Seppe Airport (Dutch: Vliegveld Seppe (ICAO: EHSE)) is a small general aviation airfield located next to the A58 motorway on the outskirts of Bosschenhoofd, a village in the municipality of Halderberge in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. The airport takes its name from the village's nickname. It is located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) southwest of Hoeven,[2] 7.5 NM (13.9 km; 8.6 mi) west from Breda and 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east-northeast of Roosendaal.[1]

The airport has one single asphalt runway, 07/25, with a length of 830 m (2,723 ft) and a significantly displaced threshold (meaning an area at the beginning of that runway is not to be used for landing) on either side.

Seppe Airport started in 1949 as a glider field and has been used by powered aircraft since 1969. In 2002, the runway surface was changed from grass to asphalt. The airfield is not to be used by aircraft using jet engines. Around 50,000 airplane movements (a movement being a take-off or a landing) are made at Seppe annually. In February of 2014 it was announced that the name of the airport will be changed to Breda International Airport.[3]

The airfield is also home to a small flying museum, Vliegend Museum Seppe (The Flying Museum of Seppe), having various aircraft, most of which are still airworthy, such as two de Havilland Tiger Moths, a Boeing Stearman and a Yakovlev Yak-52.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EHSE – HOEVEN/Seppe. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 11 Dec 2014
  2. ^ Distance and heading from Hoeven (51°34'39"N 04°34'51"E) to EHSE (51°33'17"N 04°33'09"E)
  3. ^ Seppe Airport Website - Nieuw logo en naam Seppe Airport (Dutch), article retrieved 30 March, 2014.

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