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Seymour Airport



Seymour Airport
IATA: GPS – ICAO: SEGS
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Serves Baltra, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 207 ft / 63 m
Coordinates 00°27′14″S 090°15′57″W / 0.45389°S 90.26583°W / -0.45389; -90.26583
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,401 7,876 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Seymour Airport (IATA: GPS, ICAO: SEGS) is an airport serving the island of Baltra, one of the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,876 by 115 feet (2,401 × 35 m).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AeroGal Guayaquil, Quito
TAME Guayaquil, Quito, San Cristóbal
LAN Ecuador Guayaquil, Quito

History

During World War II, the airport (known as Seymour Island Airfield) was used by the United States Army Air Force Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canal against Japanese submarines. The first American personnel arrived on 9 April 1942. Military flying units assigned to the airport were:

  • 52d Fighter Squadron (32d Fighter Group), 5 June-1 December 1942 (P-40 Warhawk)
  • 51st Fighter Squadron (32d Fighter Group, later XXVI Fighter Command) 9 December 1942-4 March 1944 (P-40 Warhawk)
Detachments stationed at: Salinas Afld, Ecuador and Talara Afld, Peru, December 1942-March 1943
  • 3d Bombardment Squadron (6th Bombardment Group) 4 May 1942-12 March 1943 (LB-30 (B-24A) Liberator)
  • 29th Bombardment Squadron (6th Bombardment Group) 13 May 1943-10 April 1944; 26 April-October 1945 (B-24 Liberator)
  • 45th Bombardment Squadron (40th Bombardment Group) 18 February-22 May 1943 (LB-30 (B-24A) Liberator)
  • 74th Bombardment Squadron (VI Bomber Command) 21 August 1944-13 February 1945 (B-24 Liberator)
  • 397th Bombardment Squadron (VI Bomber Command) 7 April 1944-6 February 1945 (B-24 Liberator)

By 30 September 1945, most personnel were withdrawn and only a housekeeping staff remained. The military facility was inactivated on 30 April 1946, leaving a communications unit which inactivated on 29 February 1948. Today many of the former USAAF aircraft parking hardstands still exist, along with an unused NW/SE runway that was abandoned after the war, but remains in reasonable condition.



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General Info
Country Ecuador
ICAO ID SEGS
Time UTC-6
Latitude -0.453758
00° 27' 13.53" S
Longitude -90.265914
090° 15' 57.29" W
Elevation 207 feet
63 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 005° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Baltra
Island Group Galapagos I
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 122.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 7876 x 115 feet
2401 x 35 meters
ASPHALT 040FCYU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GLV GALAPAGOS 070X 112.3 1.7 NM 137.4
NDB GLS GALAPAGOS - 272 1.6 NM 136.1


Remarks
CAUTION Higher terrain both ends of rwy south of centerline. Close proximity 1900' SE ofRwy 14 thld.
LGT PAPI Rwy 14 GS 2.8 .
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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