Koksijde Air Base

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Koksijde Air Base
Roundel of the Belgian Air Force.svg
(Advanced Landing Ground B-71)
IATA: noneICAO: EBFN
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Belgian Air Component
Location Koksijde
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 51°05′25″N 002°39′10″E / 51.09028°N 2.65278°E / 51.09028; 2.65278Coordinates: 51°05′25″N 002°39′10″E / 51.09028°N 2.65278°E / 51.09028; 2.65278
Website www.mil.be
Map
EBFN is located in Belgium
EBFN
EBFN
Location in Belgium
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,678 8,786 Asphalt/Concrete
02/20 (portion) 799 2,621 Concrete
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]

Koksijde Air Base (ICAO: EBFN) is a Belgian Air Component facility in Koksijde, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) north northwest of Veurne,[1] Belgium. 40 Squadron operating 5 Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) duties. Also based at Koksijde Air Base are Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopters. The Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters will be replaced with NH90 NFH helicopters starting in March 2012.

It features two airframes as gateguard: a Hawker Hunter F.4, and a Sikorsky S-58C, both ex-Belgian Air Force. Finally, one more Sikorsky S-58C is stored and used for static displays.

This base was featured in the popular TV show "Windkracht 10" and in the movie "Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue" [1].

Like many Belgian Air bases, both active and non-active, it is available to private recreational aviation during weekends.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP for EBFN – Koksijde Air Base from Belgocontrol
  2. ^ West Aviation Club

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