Lieutenant Colonel Luis F. Pinto Parra Air Base

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Luis F. Pinto Parra Air Base
Base Aérea TC. Luis F. Pinto Parra
Airport type Military
Operator Colombian Air Force
Location Melgar, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 313 m / 1,028 ft
Coordinates 4°12′59″N 74°38′06″W / 4.21639°N 74.63500°W / 4.21639; -74.63500
SKME is located in Colombia
Location of the airport in Colombia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,154 3,785 Asphalt
04/22 402 1,320 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Lieutenant Colonel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra Air Base (Spanish: Base Aérea Teniente Coronel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra) (ICAO: SKME) is a Colombian military base assigned to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana or FAC) Combat Air Command No. 4 (Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 4 or CACOM 4). The base is located in Melgar, a municipality in the Department of Tolima in Colombia.[4] It is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra.[5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,028 feet (313 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 05/23 has an asphalt pavement measuring 3,785 by 92 feet (1,154 m × 28 m) and 04/22 with a concrete surface measuring 1,320 by 65 feet (402 m × 20 m).[1]

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