Vest-Telemark Airport, Fyresdal

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Vest-Telemark Airport, Fyresdal
Vest-Telemark flyplass, Fyresdal
IATA: noneICAO: ENFY
Summary
Airport type Private
Location Fyresdal, Norway
Coordinates 59°12′14″N 008°05′17″E / 59.20389°N 8.08806°E / 59.20389; 8.08806Coordinates: 59°12′14″N 008°05′17″E / 59.20389°N 8.08806°E / 59.20389; 8.08806
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ENFY is located in Norway
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Location in Norway
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
800 2,600 Asphalt

Vest-Telemark Airport, Fyresdal (Norwegian: Vest-Telemark flyplass, Fyresdal; ICAO: ENFY) is an airport in Fyresdal municipality in Telemark, Norway. It does not service commercial aircraft. It is today operated by Airparc Fyresdal and in a joint venture with a local hotel. It has a declared runway length of 800 meters (2,600 ft), although the physical length is 1,400 meters (4,600 ft).

History[edit]

The control tower
The runway

The initiative to establish an airport at Fyresdal was taken by Snorre Kjetilson and Snorre Hansen. The latter who worked for the municipality, while the former was the proprietor of Fjellfly, an airline based at Skien Airport, Geiteryggen. They saw the airport as an opportunity to attract tourism to the district and particularly aimed at English and German tourists.[1]

The airport was opened on 23 September.[1] The following day it featured an air show with 6,000 spectators.[2] After initial services by Fjellfly and a few flights by Cimber Air,[1] a separate airline was started at the airport, which operated during part of the 1970s. Fyresdal Air Taxi was established by Oddvar Faane and received a Piper Cherokee.[3] This aircraft was only operated from March through September 1973.[4] Later the airline also bought a Cessna 180 and a Piper Aztec. There was little business out of Fyresdal and the aircraft were mostly used elsewhere.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Olsen: 204
  2. ^ Olsen: 207
  3. ^ a b Olsen: 363
  4. ^ Hagby: 97

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hagby, Kay (1998). Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747 (in Norwegian). Drammen: Hagby. 
  • Olsen, Bjørn (1999). Telemark i norsk luftfarts historie (in Norwegian). Skau. ISBN 82-7976-002-4.