Zorg en Hoop IAP

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: ?.

Operator Identity Code:
Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Suriname

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Paramaribo – airfield is x miles (y km) xxx.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 5 48′ 39.83″ E 55 11′ 31.56″
Decimal N 5.8110666° E 55.1921005°

Elevation: 3 m/10 ft

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History

Name Changes

Zorg en Hoop Airport 19?? – 19??

Narrative Summary

Narrative history here. All aircraft of the SAF are based here.

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)
11/29 650 2132 17 56 Paved

Residents

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

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
SAF 19?? Current Various

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

wikipedia: Zorg en Hoop Airport

Pilot Information

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

Johan Pengel IAP

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Airport Management Ltd.

Operator Identity Code:
Not applicable.

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Suriname

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: Zanderij – airfield is x miles (y km) south.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 5 27′ 12.65″ E 55 11′ 53.16″
Decimal N 5.4535146° E 55.1981010°

Elevation: 18 m/59 ft

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History

Name Changes

Zandery Airport 19?? – 19??
Zandery Field 19?? – 19??
Johan Pengel IAP 19?? – Present

Narrative Summary

Narrative history here.

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)
11/29 3480 11417 45 148 Paved

Residents

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

Based Military Units

Unit Operator Arrived Departed Activity
SAF 19?? Current Various

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added.

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

Official Airport Website

wikipedia: Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport

Pilot Information

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

Suriname Air Force

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was formed in 1982, shortly after gaining independence from the Netherlands. In May 1982 the SAF received a couple of BN-2A for observation and transport duties. During a civil war in 1986 the SAF bought two PC-7 and two Alouette III to counter the rebels. Some of the aircraft were sold after the conflict. Two C-212 aircraft were delivered in December 1998 and May 1999. Although the aircraft provide valuable capabilities for fishery patrol, border patrol and transportation into Suriname’s vast jungle, as for earlier acquisitions, maintaining and operating these relatively sophisticated aircraft is almost impossible with the limited resources of the Suriname Air Force.

Key Dates

1982    The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was formed.

Current Status

Unit of the Air Force is fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The aircraft use the prefix SAF plus the serial number.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports of aircraft on order or in service have been noted.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Membre Boekoe Kazerne, Paramaribo.

Organisational Structure

The Air Force is organised in one Air Element.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

None.

All-Time Flying Units List

Air Element / Surinaamse Luchtmacht

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Surinam Air Force currently operates one major airbase and one secondary airfield.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

None.

Magazines

World Air Power Journal 30, p.150

Websites

The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

National Markings
Suriname Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Suriname Air Force since its formation:



                                  
                             Main Marking                              Fin Flash

1982-Present

The main marking is displayed in 4 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft. The fin flash is displayed on the rudder. Most aircraft have the serial number applied on the fin with the prefix SAF.

Air Element
Suriname Air Force

History

The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was fomed in 1982 shortly after gaining independence from the Netherlands. In May 1982 the SAF received a couple of BN-2A for observation and transport duties. During a civil war in 1986 the SAF bought two PC-7 and two Alouette III to counter the rebels. Some of the aircraft were sold after the conflict. Two C-212 aircraft were delivered in
December 1998 and May 1999. Although the aircraft provide valuable capabilities for fishery patrol, border patrol and transportation into Suriname’s vast jungle, as for earlier acquisitions, maintaining and operating these relatively sophisticated aircraft is almost impossible with the limited resources of the Surinam Air Force.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Hughes 500 1 1982 – 1982 100
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander 5 1982 – Present 001-004
Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair 1 1982 – 1998 200
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer 3 1985 – Present 111-113
Aérospatiale Alouette III 2 1986 – 1999 300,400
Bell 205A Iroquois 1 1988 – 1998 300
Cessna 182 1 1993 – Present 007
Cessna 310 1 1993 – 1997 008
CASA 212-400 2 1998 – Present 212,214


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Luchtmachtbasis Zorg en Hoop/Paramaribo 1982 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Air Bases and Airfields
Suriname Air Force

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This page gives details of the air bases which are used by the Suriname Air Force.