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Morón Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Morón) (ICAO: SADM) is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the center of Morón, a western suburb of Buenos Aires in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina.

Morón Airport and Air Base

Aeropuerto de Morón y Base Aérea
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorFuerza Aérea Argentina
LocationMorón, Argentina
Elevation AMSL95 ft / 29 m
Coordinates34°40′35″S 58°38′34″W / 34.67639°S 58.64278°W / -34.67639; -58.64278Coordinates: 34°40′35″S 58°38′34″W / 34.67639°S 58.64278°W / -34.67639; -58.64278
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VMR is located in Argentina
VMR
VMR
Location of the airport in Argentina
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,815 9,236 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] SkyVector[2] Google Maps[3]

The airport is located within a densely populated metropolitan area. The runway length includes a 515 metres (1,690 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 20.[3] The El Palomar VOR-DME (Ident: PAL) is located 4.1 nautical miles (8 km) north-northeast of the airport.[4]

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DescriptionEdit

The airport covers an area of 439 hectares (1,080 acres). It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Buenos Aires city and was the main airport in Argentina prior to the opening of Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 1944.

Morón was the base of the defunct airline CATA, which operated between 1986 and 2004.

Also located at Morón are the following institutions:

Military useEdit

From 1951 to 1988 was the location of the VII Air Brigade (Spanish: VII Brigada Aérea) of the Argentine Air Force, which operated various aircraft, including: Gloster Meteor, Morane-Saulnier MS-760, Bell UH-1D, Hughes 369, Sikorsky S-58T, Grumman Albatross, and T-34 Mentor.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for Morón Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "Moron Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Moron Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  4. ^ "El Palomar VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica Archived 2008-06-02 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ (in Spanish) CIATA - INAC Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2015-03-15)
  7. ^ (in Spanish) Aero Club Argentino website, Morón location page (accessed 2015-03-15)
  8. ^ (in Spanish) Argentine Air Force website, VII Air Brigade page Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2015-03-15)

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