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Charles Prince Airport



Charles Prince Airport
Super Constellation parked at Charles Prince Airport in 1975 and used as a clubhouse.
IATA: none – ICAO: FVCP
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Harare
Location Mount Hampden
Elevation AMSL 1477 m / 4845 ft
Coordinates 17°45′5.62″S 30°55′28.94″E / 17.7515611°S 30.9247056°E / -17.7515611; 30.9247056
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1200 3937 Asphalt
14/32 925 3035 Asphalt

Charles Prince Airport, formerly named Mount Hampden and renamed after former airport manager Charles Prince (who was a Royal Air Force officer during World War II), is located approximately 8 km northwest of Harare, Zimbabwe. During World War II it served as a Rhodesian Air Training Group (RATG) location, training pilots for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. In 1973 the airport was converted to civilian use.



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General Info
Country Zimbabwe
ICAO ID FVCP
Time UTC+2
Latitude -17.751561
17° 45' 05.62" S
Longitude 30.924706
030° 55' 28.94" E
Elevation 4845 feet
1477 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 008° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
PRINCE TWR
Opr 0400-1700Z.
118.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 3937 x 56 feet
1200 x 17 meters
ASPHALT - NO
14/32 3035 x 59 feet
925 x 18 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB CP CHARLES PRINCE - 414 At Field -


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


Remarks
CAUTION Bird and wildlife haz.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl 0600-1600Z Mon-Fri (0400-0600Z Mon-Fri, PN rqr by 1400Z prev day; 1430-1600Z Mon-Fri PN rqr prior 1400Z; Sat, Sun and hol 24 hr PN).
FUEL Avbl 0500-1600Z. (NC-100LL)
OPR HOURS Opr 0600-1430Z.



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