Soroti Airport

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Soroti Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
Operator Soroti Flying School
Serves Soroti, Uganda
Elevation AMSL 3,641 ft / 1,110 m
Coordinates 1°43′30″N 33°37′15″E / 1.72500°N 33.62083°E / 1.72500; 33.62083Coordinates: 1°43′30″N 33°37′15″E / 1.72500°N 33.62083°E / 1.72500; 33.62083
Map
SRT is located in Uganda
SRT
SRT
Location of the airport in Uganda
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,860 6,102 Asphalt
09/27 750 2,461 Laterite
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Soroti Airport (IATA: SRTICAO: HUSO) is an airport serving Soroti, a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The airport is immediately north-east of the town's central business district.

The main runway and apron are asphalt and can support aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 737, without damage to the surface.[3]

The Soroti VOR-DME (Ident: SV) and non-directional beacon (Ident: SO) are located on the field.[4]

History[edit]

The airport was originally built as a school for the British Overseas Airways Corporation to train their pilots in tropical flying techniques. It was later used by the East African Civil Aviation Academy to train pilots from the East African Community.[5]

Today, the airport is home to the Soroti Flying School,[6] which has various aircraft, including a Cessna 310. The flying school provides training through instrument and multi-engine ratings. The flying school has dormitories, food service, and classrooms.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There is no scheduled airline service at Soroti Airport. It is possible to get non-scheduled flights[7] through Eagle Air.

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