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China Bay Airport
IATA: TRR – ICAO: VCCT
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Location Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 8°32′18.65″N 81°10′54.67″E / 8.5385139°N 81.1818528°E / 8.5385139; 81.1818528Coordinates: 8°32′18.65″N 81°10′54.67″E / 8.5385139°N 81.1818528°E / 8.5385139; 81.1818528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 7850 2393 Asphalt

"SLAF China Bay" (IATA: TRR, ICAO: VCCT) is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located at China Bay, Trincomalee. Trincomalee was a popular tourist attraction in the past and is now surging back to popularity following the newly dawned peace in Sri Lanka. The airbase is situated closer to the coast and ias a long runway which is believed to be able to handle most modern aircraft. Established by the British as RAF China Bay in the 1920’s and was attacked by the Japanese during World War II.

During the time the Indian Peace Keeping Force was in Sri Lanka, China Bay Airport had to operate a number of Indian aircraft including IL-76s.

Lodger Squadrons

  • No. 1 Flying Training Wing
  • No. 14 Squadron

Airlines

  • Helitours - Colombo Ratmalana
  • Mihin Lanka - Colombo, Weerawila

Air Force Academy

Today this base houses the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy. Establishment in 1976 it is the location of initial officer training in the Sri Lanka Air Force.

Presently there are three lodger formations carrying out training.

  • Junior Command & Staff College
  • Combat Training School


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General Info
Country Sri Lanka
ICAO ID VCCT
Time UTC+6DT
Latitude 8.538514
08° 32' 18.65" N
Longitude 81.181853
081° 10' 54.67" E
Elevation 6 feet
2 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Alternate Name TRINCOMALEE
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 126.2
APP 118.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 7850 x 85 feet
2393 x 26 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB CHB CHINA BAY - 280 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION 25' hi p-line 800' fr thld Rwy 24.



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