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Masroor Airport



PAF Base Masroor
IATA: none – ICAO: OPMR
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Pakistan Air Force
Location Karachi
Elevation AMSL 35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 24°53′37″N 66°56′20″E / 24.89361°N 66.93889°E / 24.89361; 66.93889Coordinates: 24°53′37″N 66°56′20″E / 24.89361°N 66.93889°E / 24.89361; 66.93889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 8,622 2,628 Asphalt
09/27 9,022 2,750 Concrete

PAF Base Masroor (ICAO: OPMR) is the largest airbase of Pakistan Air Force. It is located in the Mauripur area of Karachi, Sindh. It was originally known as RPAF Station Mauripur and after 1956, as PAF Station Mauripur.

Name origin

It is named in the honour of former Base Commander, Air Commodore Masroor Hussain who died after his airplane crashed in June 1967 following a collision with a bird and he carried the burning & falling aircraft away from the populated ground area.

History

It was established during World War II in 1940-1941.


Features

Masroor base has the distinction of not only being the largest base, area wise, in Pakistan but also in Asia. Before Karachi Airport, this airport had been used for domestic flights and also by the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan. It is of immense strategic importance considering it has been entrusted upon the task of defending the coastal and Southern region of Pakistan. It houses the 32 Tactical Attack (TA)Wing which comprises four separate squadrons.



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General Info
Country Pakistan
ICAO ID OPMR
Time UTC+5
Latitude 24.893564
24° 53' 36.83" N
Longitude 66.938753
066° 56' 19.51" E
Elevation 35 feet
11 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
Near City Karachi
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR 267.9
122.5
119.7
130.0
326.0
APP 324.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 8622 x 120 feet
2628 x 37 meters
ASPHALT - NO
09/27 9022 x 200 feet
2750 x 61 meters
CONCRETE. - NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS), octane unknown.

Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz within vcnty of arpt.
FLUID HPOX LHOX LOX OXRB
FUEL (NC-100LL, B, J4)
LGT HIRL avbl only in emerg.
MISC Ldg fees.
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS, OT O/R 1 hr.



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