Vincent Fayks Airport
|Vincent Fayks Airport|
|Elevation AMSL||10 ft / 3 m|
Vincent Fayks Airport (IATA: OEM, ICAO: SMPA), in Pepejoe near Paloemeu, Suriname. The airport was constructed as part of Operation Grasshopper. It was named after the Polish pilot Vincent Fajks who crashed with co-pilot Ronald Kappel with their Aero Commander AC 520 (PZ-TAG) airplane at the site in October 1959, while trying to deliver building materials for the airport. They both received a state funeral in Paramaribo on October 10, 1959. Paloemeu is a popular jungle resort on the Tapanahony River.
Charters and destinations
Charter Airlines serving this airport are:
|Blue Wing Airlines||Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport|
|Caricom Airways||Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport|
|Gum Air||Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport|
|Hi-Jet Helicopter Services||Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport|
|Suriname Air Force / Surinaamse Luchtmacht||Paramaribo, Zorg en Hoop Airport|
- Airport information for OEM at Great Circle Mapper.
- Bing Maps - Vincent Fayks
- "Blue Wings schedule". Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- Caricom destinations Archived March 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Gum Air destinations
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