Phalodi Air Force Station
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorIndian Air Force
LocationPhalodi, Rajasthan
Elevation AMSL781 ft / 238 m
Coordinates27°6′22.67″N 72°12′44.5″E / 27.1062972°N 72.212361°E / 27.1062972; 72.212361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,087 3,565 Concrete
Source: ourairports.com[1]

Phalodi Air Force Station (ICAO: VIPX)[1] of the Indian Air Force is located in Phalodi in Rajasthan, India.

History

This Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force at Phalodi was commissioned in 2010 and is the sixth Air Force Station in Rajasthan. The base is located about 100 km from the international border with Pakistan. It lies between the Jaisalmer and Jodhpur airbases of the IAF. The base covers an area of 4000 acres and is equipped with sophisticated surveillance equipment and deep penetration aircraft. Phalodi Air Force Station has a runway for the aircraft, aircraft maintenance area, administrative complex, living accommodation for officers as well as other ranks, and all other essential parameters and modern facilities required for an air base station. The base is under the South Western Air Command[2][3][4]

Facilities

The airport is situated at an elevation of 554 feet (169 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway with concrete surfaces: 11/29 measuring 3,565 by 55 feet (1,087 x 17 m).

References

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "IAF to commission Phalodi air base on Tuesday".
  3. ^ Sharma, Ritu. "IAF to deploy Sukhois at new air base".
  4. ^ "Phalodi Airbase".