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Gioia del Colle Air Base

Italian Eurofighter Typhoon
IATA: none – ICAO: LIBV
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Gioia del Colle, Italy
Coordinates 40°45′51″N 016°56′00″E / 40.76417°N 16.9333333°E / 40.76417; 16.9333333
Source:World Aero Data [1]

Gioia del Colle Air Base (ICAO: LIBV) is an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) base located in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy, located approximately 4 km south-southeast of Gioia del Colle. The base is a NATO facility and hosts personnel and aircraft of both the Italian Air Force, as well as other nations in the alliance.

The base is the home of the 36th Stormo, flying the Eurofighter Typhoon.

World War II

During World War II the air base was captured by the British Eighth Army in October 1943 and used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force and Fifteenth Air Forces. It was known as Gioia del Colle Airfield by the Americans. Known combat units operating from the airfield were:

  • 1st Fighter Group, 8 December 1943-8 January 1944, P-38 Lightning
  • 57th Fighter Group, 25-30 September 1943, P-40 Warhawk
  • 451st Bombardment Group, 10 January-5 March 1944 B-24 Liberator

The airfield was also used by troop carrier units working with British paratroopers (8th Troop Carrier Squadron) and also by Air Technical Service Command as a maintenance and supply depot. (41st/38th Air Depot). It was turned over to the Allied Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana, or ACI) in September 1945.



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General Info
Country Italy
ICAO ID LIBV
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 40.767833
40° 46' 04.20" N
Longitude 16.933333
016° 56' 00.00" E
Elevation 1187 feet
362 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
Alternate Name A RAMIREZ
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 122.1
122.45
257.8
275.325
GND
Opr 0715-1515Z++ Mon-Thu, 0715-1145Z++ Fri, OT lcl acft only.
369.475
APP
Convl APP svc avbl H24. Rdr APP opr 0630-1830Z++ Mon-Thu, OT 24 hr PN.
122.1
130.65
379.525
362.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14R/32L 9846 x 148 feet
3001 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - YES
14L/32R 9829 x 98 feet
2996 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN GIO GIOIA DEL COLLE 125X - 2.5 NM 143.9
NDB GIO GIOIA DEL COLLE - 328 2.4 NM 143.0


Supplies/Equipment
Oil O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)

O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
Other Fluids HPOX, High pressure oxygen servicing

LOX, Liquid oxygen servicing


Remarks
CAUTION Multi obst on/near arpt. Pwr lines cross final apch Rwys 14 wi 1NM.
FLUID HPOX LOX.
FUEL Avbl 24 hr PN. J8.
LGT PAPI Rwy 14R GS 2.5 , PAPI RWY 14L GS 2.8 MEHT 33', PAPI Rwy 32L GS 2.5 , PAPI Rwy 32R GS 2.8 .
NS ABTMT VFR dep Rwy 32 turn ASAP hdg 290 to avoid town of Gioia del Colle.
OIL 133-148-156
RSTD PPR 24 hr PN thru Base OPS.



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