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Hakimpet Air Force Station
హకీంపేట్ ఏర్ ఫోర్స్ స్టేషన్
हकीमपेट वायुसेना स्टेशन

Roundel of India

IATA: none – ICAO: VOHK
Summary
Airport type Military (Indian Air Force)
Operator Training Command, Indian Air Force
Serves Hyderabad, India
Location Hakimpet, Andhra Pradesh
Elevation AMSL 2,020 ft / 616 m
Coordinates 17°19′52″N 78°18′46″E / 17.3312°N 78.3129°E / 17.3312; 78.3129
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 7,384 2,250 Concrete / Asphalt

Hakimpet Air Force Station (Hakimpet AFS) is an Indian Air Force base under the Training Command. It is located 25 kilometres north of Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh It houses the Fighter Training Wing, the Helicopter Training School, No, 43 Equipment Depot and ancillary units. There is one runway, aligned east-west (09-27), of 7,384 feet (2,251 m) length x 150 feet (46 m) width.

HistoryEdit

Hakimpet airfield was used in the Second World War as a transit airfield by the Royal Air Force. When India gained independence, it was taken over by the Nizam of Hyderabad. However, After the accession of Hyderabad with the Indian Union, Hakimpet fell into disuse.[1] The Conversion and Training Unit (CTU) was established in 1951 to provide Fighter Conversion Training to freshly commissioned pilots in the IAF. CTU was renamed as Jet Training Wing (JTW) in 1958 after it phased out all propeller driven aircraft. In June 1964 it was merged with No. 2 JTW (based in Bidar) and was renamed as Fighter Training Wing. Hakimpet was upgraded to a full fledged 'Air Force Station' status in December 1984. The Station Museum was established in 2001.[2]

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