Belmopan Airfield

Airfield Profile
 

Key Facts

Name: Belmopan Airfield
Alternate Name:   Hector Silva Airstrip
Location: Belmopan
Region: Centre
ICAO Code: none
IATA Code: BCV
Usage: Shared
Category: Airstrip
Start: unknown
End: current

Ownership

Operator: Royal Bahraini Air Force, Air Operations Centre, PO Box 245, Bahrain.

Operator Identity Code:

Code Operator
n/a RBAF

Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Bahrain Southern Governorate

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Manama – airfield is 11 miles (18 km) south.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 25° 55′ 06.10″ E 050° 35′ 26.01″
Decimal N 25.9184° E 50.5906°

Elevation: 41 m/136 ft

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History

Name Changes

Airfield name 1987 – Present

Narrative Summary

General narrative history of the airfield.

Key Dates

date 1    Work starts on constructing airfield
date 2    Formal opening of the airfield
date 3    First aircraft arrives

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
15/33 3800 12467 45 148 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
1st Fighter Wing RBAF 1989 Current Various
VMA(AW)-224 USMC 28 Aug 1990 Mar 1991 Fighter-Bomber

Based Civilian Operators

Not applicable.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

GlobalSecurity.org

wikipedia: Sheik Isa Air Base

Pilot Information

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.
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