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Air Force

#### Military Air Bases and Airfields

This page gives details of the air bases and airfields which are used by the
Colombia Air Force.

**
Apiay**** / ****Base Aérea
Militar 3 Gómez Niño** (ICAO Code:
SKAP)

The base became operational on 15.5.1947 as Aeródromo Nacional de Apiay and was
renamed on 17.11.1948 as Base Aérea de Apiay. The Comando Aéreo de
Combate 2
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 10/28, Size: 2501 x 50 m (8204 x 164 ft), Elev: 374 m (1227 ft).

**
Barranquilla**** / ****Base Aérea Militar
4 Atlántico / Ernesto Cortossoz AP** (ICAO Code:
SKBQ)

The base was operational from 1942 to 1945 and was reactivated in 1977. The Comando Aéreo de
Combate 3
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 05/23, Size: 3000 x 45 m (9842 x 148 ft), Elev: 30 m (98 ft).

**Bogotá **** / ****Base Aérea
Militar
7 El Dorado / El Dorado IAP** (ICAO Code:
SKBO)

The base became operational on 28.5.1963. The Comando Aéreo de
Transporte Militar
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 13R/31L, Size: 3800 x 45 m (12467 x 148 ft), Elev: 2548 m (8361 ft).

Runway data: Rwy 13L/31R, Size: 3800 x 45 m (12467 x 148 ft), Elev: 2548 m (8361 ft).

**Cali / Base Aérea Militar 1 Cali** (ICAO Code:
SKGB)

The base became operational in 1933 as Base Aérea de “El Guabito". The
Escuela Militar de Aviación
is based here.Runway data: Rwy 06/24, Size: 1900 x 30 m (6233 x 98 ft), Elev: 965 m (3165 ft).

**Isla San Andrés / Base Aérea
Gustavo Pinilla** (ICAO Code:
SKSP)

The base became operational in 1981. The Grupo Aéreo del Caribe
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 06/24, Size: 2380 x 45 m (7808 x 148 ft), Elev: 6 m (19 ft).

**Leticia**** / ****Base Aérea Leticia / General Alfredo
Vásquez Cobo**** IAP** (ICAO code:
SKLT)

The base became operational in 2006.

Runway data: Rwy 03/21, Size: 1880 x 40 m (6168 x 131 ft), Elev: 84 m (277 ft).

**Madrid**** / ****Base Aérea
Madrid** (ICAO code:
SKMA)

The base became operational in 1924 as Base Aérea “Justino Mariño”. The Comando Aéreo de
Mantenimiento
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 06/24, Size: 1850 x 24 m (6070 x 80 ft), Elev: 2537 m (8325 ft).

**Medellin**** / ****Base Aérea
Militar 6 Rionegro / José María Córdova IAP** (ICAO code:
SKRG)

The base became operational in 10.5.1947. The Comando Aéreo de
Combate 5
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 18/36, Size: 3500 x 45 m (11483 x 148 ft), Elev: 2120 m (6955 ft).

**Melgar**** / ****Base Aérea Militar
5 Luis Pinto** (ICAO
Code: SKME)

The base became operational in 1954 as
Base Aérea Militar Gral Rojas Pinilla. It got the present name in 1963. The Comando Aéreo de
Combate 4
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 04/22, Size: 402 x 20 m (1320 x 65 ft), Elev: 313 m (1028 ft).

Runway data: Rwy 05/23, Size: 1154 x 28 m (3785 x 92 ft), Elev: 313 m (1028 ft).

**
Palanquero / Base Aérea Militar
2 Germán Olano**** **(ICAO Code: SKPQ)

The base became operational on 27.8.1933 as “Base Aérea Central Germán Olano”. The Comando Aéreo de Combate 1
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 16/38, Size: 3044 x 50 m (9987 x 164 ft), Elev: 173 m (556 ft).

**Puerto Carreño
/ Base Aérea Militar Marandúa**** **(ICAO Code: SKPC)

The base became operational in 1996. The Grupo Aéreo del Oriente
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 07/25, Size: 1800 x 21 m (5907 x 69 ft), Elev: 54 m (177 ft).

** Tres Esquinas / Base Aérea
Capitán Ernesto Esguerra Cubides** (ICAO Code:
SKTQ)

The base became operational on 17.4.1939 as Base Auxiliar de Tres Esquinas. The
name was changed to Base Aérea Capitán Ernesto
Esguerra Cubides on 13.2.1990. The Comando Aéreo de
Combate 6
is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 07/25, Size: 1896 x 24 m (6220 x 79 ft), Elev: 178 m (585 ft).

**El Yopal / Base Aérea El Yopal / El Alcaraván AP** (ICAO Code:
SKYP)

The base became operational in 10.2006. The Grupo de Combate
22 is based here.

Runway data: Rwy 05/23, Size: 2575 x 30 m (8448 x 98 ft), Elev: 313 m (1028 ft).