|Name:||Sakhir Air Base|
|Category:||Major Air Base|
Operator: Royal Bahraini Air Force, Air Operations Centre, PO Box 245, Bahrain.
Operator’s Identity Codes:
Address: Not known.
Nearest Town/City: Sadad – airfield is 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast.
|Deg. Min. Sec.||N 26° 02′ 05.00″||E 050° 31′ 29.00″|
|Decimal||N 26.03472°||E 50.52472°|
Elevation: 23 m/76 ft
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|Sakhir Air Base||2010 – Present|
Smaller than the Shaikh Isa Air Base in the south, Sakhir is another newly constructed airfield with the latest facilities. Construction began circa 2006, following the successful inaugural race at the nearby Bahrain International Circuit, home of the first Formula 1 race in the Middle East. The airfield is located just to the east of the racing circuit and has potential to be a major business jet airport in the region. For now, the main user is the Amiri Royal flight, which moved from Bahrain International in early 2010.
|2006||Work starts on constructing Sakhir AB|
|Jan 2010||Formally opening of the base|
|21 Jan 2010||First Bahrain International Airshow|
|2010||Royal Flight arrives|
|Metres (m)||Feet (ft)||Metres (m)||Feet (ft)|
The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:
Based Military Units
Based Civilian Operators
|Bahrain Amiri Royal Flight||2010||Current||VIP Transport|
To be added.
‘The Story of Aviation in the Kingdom of Bahrain’ [Order this book from Amazon UK]
Feature articles to be added.
|Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.|