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Blida Airport

Blida Airport
Location Blida
Elevation AMSL 535 ft / 163 m
Coordinates 36°30′N 2°49′E / 36.50°N 2.81°E / 36.50; 2.81Coordinates: 36°30′N 2°49′E / 36.50°N 2.81°E / 36.50; 2.81
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,833 1,777 Asphalt

Blida Airport is an airport in Blida, Algeria (IATA: QLD, ICAO: DAAB).

On November 8th, 1942, during World War II, the airport was taken by the British 11th Infantry Brigade. The event was part of the Operation Torch of the North African Campaign.

Major A. Peter Dewey, America's first Vietnam casualty, departed from the airport on a parachuting mission to South Western France, while serving as a Lieutenant at the Air Transport Command in August 10, 1944. With his company was Jack Hemingway, the son of writer Ernest Hemingway, who, unusually, strapped a fishing rod to his leg before parachuting in.

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General Info
Country Algeria
Latitude 36.503613
36° 30' 13.01" N
Longitude 2.814167
002° 48' 51.00" E
Elevation 535 feet
163 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° W (05/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 5833 x 150 feet
1778 x 46 meters

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)

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