Seoul Air Base

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Seoul Air Base
서울공항
File:15th composite wing.png
IATA: SSNICAO: RKSM
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner ROKAF
Operator ROKAF
Location Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Elevation AMSL 92 ft / 28 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,743 9,000 Asphalt
02/20 2,957 9,700 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Seoul Air Base (IATA: SSNICAO: RKSM) (sometimes K-16 Air Base, Seoul Airport or Seongnam Air Base) It is located in Seongnam city, right below Seoul. Runway 19 and 20 is equipped with ILS.

History

Korean War

The USAF designated the base at K-16 during the Korean War.

USAF units based here included:

Postwar

The base is home to the ROKAF 15th Composite Wing.

The US Army's 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division operating Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawks is based there.

The Seoul Air Show is held annually in this airfield.

The base is used as a VIP airfield by the President of South Korea and other VIPs and heads of state.

See also

References

  1. Airport information for RKSM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. Airport information for SSN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. Futrell, Frank (1983). The United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953. Air Force History & Museums Program. p. 361. ISBN 9780912799711.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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