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Thanjavur Air Force Station
Tanjore Air Force Station
IATA: TJVICAO: VOTJ
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Government
Location Thanjavur (Tanjore), India
Elevation AMSL 253 ft / 77 m
Coordinates 10°43′20″N 079°06′05″E / 10.72222°N 79.10139°E / 10.72222; 79.10139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,731 5,680 Concrete
14/32 1,450 4,757 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Thanjavur Air Force Station[3] (IATA: TJVICAO: VOTJ) is a military airport located in Thanjavur (also known as Tanjore)[1], a municipality in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This new Air Force Station is being built on land was acquired by the Indian Air Force in 2006. The site already contained runways, having previously served as an airport.[3]

In early 1990s, Thanjavur was connected with Chennai via the Vayudoot Flight Service, which was stopped due to poor patronage.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with concrete surfaces: 07/25 measuring 5,680 by 150 feet (1,731 m × 46 m) and 14/32 measuring 4,757 by 150 feet (1,450 m × 46 m).[1] Recent aerial photography only shows markings on Runway 07/25.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for VOTJ from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for TJV at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ a b "IAF to expand facilities at Thanjavur Air Force Station". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. April 13, 2006. http://pibtvm.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2921&Itemid=0.  
  4. ^ Aerial image of Thanjavur Air Force Station. Google Maps. Accessed 22 November 2009.

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