Saifai Airstrip

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Saifai Airstrip
VT-UPM, Hawker 900XP of Uttar Pradesh Government at Saifai Airstrip (2016).jpg
Hawker 900XP of Uttar Pradesh Government at Saifai Airstrip (2016)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Department (Government of Uttar Pradesh)
Operator Airports Authority Of India
Serves Saifai, Etawah, Mainpuri & Auraiya
Location Saifai village, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Time zone Indian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL 335 ft / 102 m
Coordinates 26°55′20″N 79°03′42″E / 26.922146°N 79.061551°E / 26.922146; 79.061551
Website civilaviation.up.nic.in/airstrip.html
Map
ETW is located in Uttar Pradesh
ETW
ETW
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 8,202.1 2,500 Asphalt

The Saifai Airstrip is an airstrip at Saifai village in Etawah District of Uttar Pradesh with only unscheduled chartered flights. This airstrip has an existing land area of 370 acres and it is suitable for Airbus 320/Boeing 737 with turning pads at both ends.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The airport/airstrip has only unscheduled chartered flights.

Indian Air Force operations[edit]

In 2015, Mirage 2000 aircraft of Indian Air Force have been operating from the airstrip, testing grounds for possible development of this airport in case of emergency, like a war.[2] In 2018, Indian Air Force did their second practice exercise at Saifai Airstrip during operation Gagan Shakti 2018.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airstrips owned by Government of Uttar Pradesh". Directorate of Civil Aviation. Directorate of Civil Aviation, Govt of Uttar Pradesh. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ Mishral, Subhash (19 August 2015). "Mulayam's Safai plays host to fighter planes". THE TIMES OF INDIA. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Indian Air Force will practice at Saifai Airstrip, second time". state highway 83 (blog). 13 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Gagan Shakti 2018: Indian Air Force (IAF) keeps a distance with civilians and press during exercise at Saifai". state highway 83 (blog). 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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