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Katukurunda Airport



SLAF Katukurunda
IATA: none – ICAO: VCCN
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Location Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 6°33′07.65″N 79°58′39.14″E / 6.552125°N 79.9775389°E / 6.552125; 79.9775389Coordinates: 6°33′07.65″N 79°58′39.14″E / 6.552125°N 79.9775389°E / 6.552125; 79.9775389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 3200 975 Asphalt

SLAF Katukurunda (ICAO: VCCN) is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located near the town of Kalutara in Sri Lanka. Originally established as a Royal Naval Air Station HMS Ukussa it was reactivated in 1984 by the Sri Lanka Air Force. It is the venue for many motor races conduct in association with the Air Force Sports Board and with the with Sports Ministry approval.

Established in 1944 by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy at its peek it was the largest Royal Naval Air Stations of the time staffed by 300 Officers, 3000 sailors and 100 WENs. It serviced more than 100 aircraft at any given time whilst maintaining at aircraft repair yard.

However, a few local civil flying schools provide flight training facilities at this aerodrome at present.




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General Info
Country Sri Lanka
ICAO ID VCCN
Time UTC+6DT
Latitude 6.552125
06° 33' 07.65" N
Longitude 79.977539
079° 58' 39.14" E
Elevation 10 feet
3 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Near City Kalutara


Communications
TWR 118.4


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 3200 x 145 feet
975 x 44 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr HO.



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