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Ambri Airport
IATA: none – ICAO: LSPM
Summary
Airport type Private
Location Quinto
Elevation AMSL 3214 ft / 980 m
Coordinates 46°30′47″N 8°41′22″E / 46.51306°N 8.68944°E / 46.51306; 8.68944
Website www.ambri-airport.ch/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,529 1,990 Asphalt
Sources: Ambri Airport official website

Ambri Airport (ICAO: LSPM), located in Ambri, Quinto in the south of Switzerland, is a general aviation airfield serving the surrounding area.

History

Ambri Airport began as a Swiss Air Force base, built during World war II. It was home to the Fighter Squadron 8, whose fleet included the EKW C-35, Messerschmitt Bf 109, de Havilland Vampire, de Havilland Venom and the Hawker Hunter.

The mountains surrounding the airport housed bunkers of which were home to tactical buildings, fighter aircraft and troops.

Dismissal

In 1994 the Swiss Air Force base was dismissed and converted into a civilian airfield. Ambri is now home to a gliding school, a helicopter base and has sufficiency for VFR flying.



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General Info
Country Switzerland
ICAO ID LSPM
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 46.512501
46° 30' 45.00" N
Longitude 8.689777
008° 41' 23.20" E
Elevation 3241 feet
988 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency PRIVATE
Alternate Name AMBRI PIOTTA
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
AFIS 118.525


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 6529 x 131 feet
1990 x 40 meters
ASPHALT 035FBXT NO


Remarks
CAUTION Ldg cond difficult due to mt area.
OPR HOURS Opr 0900-1900Z++.
RSTD PPR.



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