| Hakimpet Air Force Station|
హకీంపేట్ ఏర్ ఫోర్స్ స్టేషన్
हकीमपेट वायुसेना स्टेशन
|IATA: none – ICAO: VOHK|
|Airport type||Military (Indian Air Force)|
|Operator||Training Command, Indian Air Force|
|Location||Hakimpet, Andhra Pradesh|
|Elevation AMSL||2,020 ft / 616 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.
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. 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.
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