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Soroti Airport
IATA: SRT – ICAO: HUSO
Summary
Airport type Public, Civilian
Owner Uganda Civil Aviation Authority
Operator Soroti Flying School
Location Soroti
Elevation AMSL 3,697 ft / 1,747 m
Coordinates 01°43′30″N 33°37′16″E / 1.725°N 33.62111°E / 1.725; 33.62111Coordinates: 01°43′30″N 33°37′16″E / 1.725°N 33.62111°E / 1.725; 33.62111
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,100 2,000 Asphalt

Soroti Airport (IATA: SRT, ICAO: HUSO) is an airport in Soroti in eastern Uganda. It is one of the thirty-five (35) airports in the country.

Location

The airport is located in the town of Soroti, approximately 229 kilometres (142 mi), by air, northeast of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest civilian and military airport. The coordinates of the airport are:01 43 30N, 33 37 16E (Latitude:1.7250; Longitude:33.6210).

Overview

Soroti Airport has the third longest tarmac runway in Uganda, at 1,900 metres (6,200 ft). The the longest paved runway in Uganda, measuring 3,700 metres (12,100 ft), is found at Entebbe International Airport. The second longest paved runway in Uganda, which measures 3,100 metres (10,200 ft) is located at Gulu Airport. The runways and apron are tarmac and can support aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 737, without damage to the surface.

The airport was originally built as a training school for the British Overseas Airways Corporation to train their pilots in tropical flying techniques. It was later used by the East African Flying Academy to train pilots from the East African Community. Today, the airport is home Soroti Flying School, which has various aircraft, including a Cessna 310. The flying school provides training through instrument and multi-engine ratings. The flying school has dormitories, food service, and classrooms.

Airlines and destinations

Currently there are no scheduled airline service at Soroti Airport.

Renovations

After a twenty seven (27) year period of neglect and mismanagement, the East African Flying Academy, commonly known as the Soroti Flying School is to undergo a US$900,000 renovation. The upgrade includes repairs to the buildings, acquisition of new computers and software and the purchase of up to six training aircraft.



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General Info
Country Uganda
ICAO ID HUSO
Time UTC+3
Latitude 1.727578
01° 43' 39.28" N
Longitude 33.622861
033° 37' 22.30" E
Elevation 3641 feet
1110 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 001° E (08/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
TWR
Opr 0330-1600Z.
118.3
APP 121.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 6094 x 98 feet
1857 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO
09/27 1860 x 98 feet
567 x 30 meters
GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB SO SOROTI - 323 At Field -
DME SV SOROTI 072X - At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

80/87 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (RED)

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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