Kamina Air Base

Kamina Air Base (ICAO: FZSA) is a military airport located near Kamina in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1]

Kamina Air Base
United Nations peacekeeping air forces in Congo - January 1963.jpg
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorAir Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
LocationKamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL3,543 ft / 1,080 m
Coordinates08°38′31″S 025°15′10″E / 8.64194°S 25.25278°E / -8.64194; 25.25278
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
13R/31L 2,700 8,858 Asphalt

It was built as part of the Belgian near-national-redoubt concept after World War II.[2] It accommodated ONUC military aircraft during the Congo Crisis.


The airport resides at an elevation of 3,543 feet (1,080 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways, each with an asphalt surface measuring 2,700 by 45 metres (8,858 ft × 148 ft).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Airport information for FZSA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ David Isby and Charles Kamps Jr., Armies of NATO's Central Front, Jane's Publishing Company, 1985.