|Owner||Government of India|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||551.9 m / 1,811 ft|
Nadirgul Airfield is located 12 nm South-East of Hyderabad on the Nagarjuna Sagar Highway. This airfield primarily supports pilot training. The Andhra Pradesh Flying Club (APFC), Flytech Aviation Academy and the Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy (RGAA) use this field to train pilots. Flytech Aviation has its own hangar at Nadirgul. Nadirgul is classified to Visual meteorological conditions (VMC). It has no instrument approach procedure, no PAPI or VASI, or any landing aids such as REIL, REL, ALS, or taxiway lights.
The airfield has a pair of parallel runways, both of which are just about 3000' long and 75' wide. RW10L-RW28R is paved, while the RW10R-RW28L is un-paved. The runway is slightly inclined towards RW28 (RW28 is 1804' and RW10 is 1790'). Local surface winds favor the use of RW28 from March to August, and RW10 from September to February. Though not designated (and maintained) as a runway, a specific portion of the airfield is left as a cross-runway (RW14-RW32 they call). Though not often used, the primary idea is to facilitate any emergency landings, if needed during the training flights. Trainees mostly fly single engined aircraft like the Cessna 152 and Cessna 172. The circuit altitude is 2600' and the pattern is South of the field as North of Nadirgul is a residential area. For all practical purposes, METAR and TAFOR issued for Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) are used. Also, there is no dedicated Air Traffic Control at the airfield, but ATC duties are carried out by flying school trainees. After the opening of RGIA at Shamshabad, all pilot training activity was to be shifted to the Begumpet Airport. However, Nadirgul remains active in service.
The airfield has one runway, 14/32, with dimensions 914 by 46 metres (3,000 ft × 150 ft).
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