Grootfontein Air Force Base

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Grootfontein Air Force Base

IATA: GFYICAO: FYGF

GrootfonteinAFB is located in Namibia
GrootfonteinAFB
Grootfontein
AFB
Location of air base in Namibia
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Namibian Air Force
Location Grootfontein, Namibia
Elevation AMSL 4,636 ft / 1,413 m
Coordinates 19°36′07″S 018°07′21″E / 19.60194°S 18.12250°E / -19.60194; 18.12250
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,560 11,680 Asphalt
17/35 1,040 3,412 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]
Main entrance to Grootfontein Logistics Base, April 1989

Grootfontein Air Force Base (IATA: GFYICAO: FYGF) is an air base of the Namibian Air Force in Grootfontein, a city in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. The air base is about 4 km (2 mi) south of the center of Grootfontein.[4] It was formerly a military air base for the South African Air Force. Most of the Air Force planes and personnel are hosted at the air base.

The Grootfontein non-directional beacon (Ident: GF) and VOR-DME (Ident: GFV) are located on the field.[5][6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for FYGF from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for GFY at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Grootfontein
  4. ^ "Distance and heading from Grootfontein to airport". WikiMapia. Retrieved 18 Feb 2010. 
  5. ^ GF NDB
  6. ^ GFV VOR-DME
  7. ^ SkyVector Aeronautical Charts

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