|IATA: SRT – ICAO: HUSO
Placement on map is approximate
|Airport type||Public, Civilian|
|Owner||Uganda Civil Aviation Authority|
|Operator||Soroti Flying School|
|Elevation AMSL||3,641 ft / 1,110 m|
The airport is located in the town of Soroti, Soroti District, Teso sub-region, Eastern Uganda. Soroti Airport sits to the immediate northeast of the town's central business district. (See Google Map). Its location is approximately 229 kilometres (142 mi), by air, northeast of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest civilian and military airport. The coordinates of the airport are .
Soroti Airport has two runways. Its longest runway (05/23), is the third longest tarmac runway in Uganda, at 1,860 metres (6,100 ft). The longest paved runway in Uganda, measuring 3,700 metres (12,100 ft), is found at Entebbe International Airport. The second longest paved runway in Uganda, which measures 3,100 metres (10,200 ft) is located at Gulu Airport.
The second runway has a laterite surface (09/27) and measures 769.5 metres (2,525 ft) long. Both runways are 30 metres (98 ft) wide. The main runway and apron are tarmac and can support aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 737, without damage to the surface. The airport sits at an elevation of 1,110 metres (3,640 ft) above sea level.
The airport was originally built as a training school for the British Overseas Airways Corporation to train their pilots in tropical flying techniques. It was later used by the East African Flying Academy to train pilots from the East African Community. Today, the airport is home Soroti Flying School, which has various aircraft, including a Cessna 310. The flying school provides training through instrument and multi-engine ratings. The flying school has dormitories, food service, and classrooms.
Airlines and destinations
Currently there are no scheduled airline service at Soroti Airport.
After a twenty seven 27 year period of neglect and mismanagement, the East African Flying Academy, commonly known as the Soroti Flying School is to undergo a US$900,000 renovation. The upgrade includes repairs to the buildings, acquisition of new computers and software and the purchase of up to six training aircraft.