Tambaram Air Force Station

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Tambaram Air Force Station
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Air Force
Location Tambaram
Elevation AMSL 90 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 12°54′25″N 80°07′16″E / 12.90694°N 80.12111°E / 12.90694; 80.12111Coordinates: 12°54′25″N 80°07′16″E / 12.90694°N 80.12111°E / 12.90694; 80.12111
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 4,965 1,513 Asphalt
12/30 5,965 1,818 Asphalt

The Tambaram Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base in Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. This air force station is primarily involved in training of pilots.

The stations will have a squadron of 15 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainers by 2015 at the Flying Instructors School. The PC-7 will join a fleet that comprises Kiran Mk I and Mk II trainer aircraft, and HAL Cheetah and HAL Chetak helicopters. An An-32 transport squadron is stationed here. Apart from training, helicopters from the Indian Navy have also been operated from this airbase.

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