General Ulpiano Paez Airport

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General Ulpiano Paez Airport
Aeropuerto General Ulpiano Paez
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Location Salinas, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 02°12′20″S 80°59′20″W / 2.20556°S 80.98889°W / -2.20556; -80.98889
Map
SNC is located in Ecuador
SNC
SNC
Location of airport in Ecuador
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,630 8,629 Asphalt
08/26 1,130 3,707 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

General Ulpiano Paez Airport (IATA: SNC, ICAO: SESA) is a public/military joint-use airport serving the coastal city of Salinas, in the Santa Elena Province of Ecuador. The city and airport are on a peninsula extending into the Pacific Ocean.

The Salinas non-directional beacon (Ident: SLS) and VOR-DME (Ident: SAV) are located on the field.[4][5]

History[edit]

During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canal against Japanese submarines. Flying units assigned to the airfield were:

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TAME Quito

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for SESA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for Salinas at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Salinas
  4. ^ Salinas NDB
  5. ^ Salinas VOR
  6. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  7. ^ Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  8. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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