Istanbul Samandıra Army Air Base

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Istanbul Samandıra Army Air Base

İstanbul Samandıra Kara Hava Üssü
Samandira Airport Karakas-1.jpg
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerTurkish Army
Operator4th Army Aviation Regiment, First Army
ServesIstanbul, Turkey
LocationSamandıra, Istanbul
Elevation AMSL403.5 ft / 123 m
Coordinates40°59′34″N 029°12′56″E / 40.99278°N 29.21556°E / 40.99278; 29.21556Coordinates: 40°59′34″N 029°12′56″E / 40.99278°N 29.21556°E / 40.99278; 29.21556
Istanbul is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,372 4,500 concrete
18/36 764 2,506 concrete

Istanbul Samandıra Army Air Base, (Turkish: İstanbul Samandıra Kara Hava Üssü) (ICAO: LTBX) is a military airport of the Turkish Army located in Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey. The air base is home to 4th Army Aviation Regiment of the Turkish First Army.

The facility is situated within the Gen. İsmail Hakkı Tunaboylu Barracks just north of the Anatolian Motorway O-4. Two helicopter squadrons are stationed at the army air base, each operating ten UH-1H Iroquois and ten UH-60A Black Hawk. In addition, eight UH-1H and three Cessna T182TSkylane are available for use to the HQ of the regiment.[2]

Other airports in Istanbul[edit]


  1. ^ "THK Istanbul-Samandıra (LTBX)". Scramble. Archived from the original on October 3, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Turkish Army". Ole Nikolajsen. Retrieved January 17, 2009.

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