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Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base

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Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base (IATA: N/A, ICAO: SVFM), commonly called by its former name of La Carlota, is located in Caracas, Venezuela. The airport is named for Francisco de Miranda, a South American revolutionary.

Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base
Vista aérea del aeropuerto La Carlota.JPG
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorMilitary of Venezuela
LocationCaracas
Elevation AMSL2,739 ft / 835 m
Coordinates10°29′06″N 66°50′37″W / 10.48500°N 66.84361°W / 10.48500; -66.84361Coordinates: 10°29′06″N 66°50′37″W / 10.48500°N 66.84361°W / 10.48500; -66.84361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 6,475 1,974 Asphalt

On 27 November 1992, the airport was bombed during Hugo Chávez's attempted coup. It has been closed to public use since 2005 and is used only for military purposes and aeromedic flights (EMS).

In April 2019, the airport was the starting point of the 2019 Venezuela uprising.

ControversyEdit

Opponents of President Hugo Chávez claimed that private use of the airfield is allowed for people who get individual permission from the government. Direct observation of the airfield shows several landings per day by the kinds of small jets used for general aviation. No planespotter information is available for this airport, so it is difficult to determine whether these jets are military, government or private.

Events La CarlotaEdit

La Carlota has occasionally been used as an event center, having a capacity of 200 people. Some concerts that have occurred include:

Date Country Artist Tour
23-07-2012   Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel and Franco De Vita Viva la musica

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