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Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport photoMadrid-Cuatro Vientos airport, the oldest of all Spanish airports, is located just eight kilometres from the centre of the capital. It is a joint civil-military aerodrome used for general aviation flights.

In Cuatro Vientos, basically flying schools, services of the State (State Police Headquarters, State Traffic Office or TRAGSA) coexist, as well as companies involved in maintenance, training of maintenance technicians, representatives-installers of aircraft manufacturers and equipment, and associated service companies.

In 2005, there were 64,657 flight operations.

History

On 11 January 1911, a military commission proposed to the War Ministry that it acquire land for use at Cuatro Vientos to set up a school for pilots. On 8 February the first troops arrived, who installed themselves in tents; the heads and officers installed themselves in a temporary cabin. Two mobile or Bessonneau hangars arrived from France to house the first aircraft: two Henri Farman biplanes, with a 70 HP Gnome engine, and a Maurice Farman, also a biplane, with an 80 HP Renault engine. On 12 March, the first aeroplane landed at Cuatro Vientos, from Ciudad Lineal.

 

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport photo

In the winter of 1911, construction work began on different buildings in the airdrome that concluded in March 1912 with the installation of another hangar, a barracks for the troops, a garage and a building for the guard corps. In 1914, construction started on the control tower, the oldest in Spain.

In 1918, construction began on the Aerodynamics Laboratory. The aerodynamic tunnel came into service in 1926 and was the most important of those in existence at the time. From 1920, the Mechanics School started operating at Cuatro Vientos and, as from 1925, the Classification School, which moved to Guadalajara in 1927. In 1928, the Advanced Aerotechnical School opened on adjoining land.

In February 1936, Cuatro Vientos was authorised as an alternative airport to Barajas and began to operate as a national airport for all purposes.

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport photo

During the civil war, the airdrome was used as a base for the fighter and bomber squadrons of the republican government. After the war was over, the Section of Studies and Experiences remained at Cuatro Vientos and was absorbed into the National Institute of Technical Aerospace (INTA) at the end of the 1940's. The Advanced Aerotechnical School became the Military Academy of Aeronautical Engineers and, years later, the Transmission School.

Loring, a private airdrome, had been set up in 1929 to the east of and bordering Cuatro Vientos airdrome. In November 1947, The Royal Flying Club of Spain, RACE, was established here and was given the facilities. In 1952, free use was granted of the airfield that bordered the military airfield to the west and which had a 600-metre runway that it shared with it. In December 1951, the Air Ministry ceded RACE 97,000 square metres in ownership and, in March 1952, another 338,000 metres.

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport photo

In May 1957, Cuatro Vientos airport was classified as category three. In March 1961, a new delimitation was established between the civil area (the paved runway and south area of the airdrome) and the military area (north zone of the paved runway). In September 1965, it officially became Madrid - Cuatro Vientos airport and, in 1967 it was classified as category two.

At the start of the 1970's, the airport had a 10-28 runway (1,200 metres long and 30 wide), a parallel taxiway and another parallel runway of compacted land, 1,650 metres by 75. In July 1971, Madrid - Cuatro Vientos was opened to domestic and international passenger traffic, under VFR flight conditions.

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport photo

In December 1975, the runway was extended by 300 metres, taking it to 1,500 metres. Moreover, work began on the new control tower and small terminal building. The airfield is thus formed by a paved runway with a 10-28 orientation, 1,500 metres long and 30 wide. Besides, there is also a non-paved runway, of natural ground, which is for exclusive use and rights of the air base.

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport - AENA airport

Address: Ctra. de la Fortuna, s/n. Apdo. de Correos 27005 28044 Madrid

Telephone: 913 210 900

Fax: 913 210 949

URL: http://www.aena.es/madrid-cuatrovientos

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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID LEVS, LECU
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 40.370678
40° 22' 14.44" N
Longitude -3.785144
003° 47' 06.52" W
Elevation 2267 feet
691 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
Alternate Name MADRID CUATRO VIENTOS
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.7
122.5
137.525
139.3
257.8
(137.525, 139.3, 257.8 Mil, Opr H24)(122.5 Backup)
GND 121.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 4921 x 98 feet
1500 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 025FBWU NO
10L/28R 3698 x 148 feet
1127 x 45 meters
GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB CVT CUATRO VIENTOS - 285 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel JP-4, Wide cut turbine fuel MIL Spec T-5624

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-117, 1100, Reciprocating Engine Oil (MIL L 6082)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

O-147, MIL L 6085A Lubrication Oil, Instrument Synthetic

O-155, MIL L 6068C, Aircraft Medium Grade

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG Avbl
FUEL (NC 100LL, A1, J8)
LGT PAPI Rwy 28 GS 2.8 . PAPI rwy 10 and 28 O/S UFN.
OIL G-354-355-359-395, H-515-537, 0-142-147-155-156, S-743-749-750-752-1739
OPR HOURS Opr 0800Z++-SS (mil HJ)
RSTD VFR only. NORDO proh.

Runway 10/28

4921 x 98 feet
1500 x 30 meters

Runway 10
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 094.0
Latitude 40.371122
40° 22' 16.04" N
Longitude -3.793928
003° 47' 38.14" W
Elevation 2267.0 feet
691 meters
Slope -0.4°
Landing Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Takeoff Distance 5118 feet
1560 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL
REIL
S
PAPI

Runway 28
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 274.0
Latitude 40.370233
40° 22' 12.84" N
Longitude -3.776353
003° 46' 34.87" W
Elevation 2248.0 feet
685 meters
Slope 0.4°
Landing Distance 4921 feet
1500 meters
Takeoff Distance 5118 feet
1560 meters
Overrun Length 197 feet
60 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System MIRL
REIL
S
PAPI

Runway 10L/28R

3698 x 148 feet
1127 x 45 meters

Runway 10L
Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
True Heading 094.0
Latitude 40.372342
40° 22' 20.43" N
Longitude -3.790706
003° 47' 26.54" W
Elevation 2264.0 feet
690 meters
Slope -0.5°
Landing Distance 3698 feet
1127 meters
Takeoff Distance 3698 feet
1127 meters

Runway 28R
Surface GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH.
True Heading 274.0
Latitude 40.371622
40° 22' 17.84" N
Longitude -3.777589
003° 46' 39.32" W
Elevation 2244.0 feet
684 meters
Slope 0.5°
Landing Distance 3698 feet
1127 meters
Takeoff Distance 3698 feet
1127 meters

Navaids

CUATRO VIENTOS
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB CVT - 285 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
40.367778
40° 22' 04.00" N
-3.773406
003° 46' 24.26" W
LEVS

Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport - AENA airport


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