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Old 11th Feb 2015, 20:06
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Goma, DRC

Hi all,

Does anybody know what airlines are currently operating scheduled pax flights out of Goma? Struggling to find anything on google other than FlyCAA.

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Old 11th Feb 2015, 20:50
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Ethiopian.


Stay away, its a hole.
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Old 11th Feb 2015, 21:16
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Thanks Fuzzy

Will be flying home from that neck of the woods in a few months and curiosity is getting the better of me, tempted to fly home from Goma rather than Kigali
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 03:45
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Surely you must be joking. If not, Goma should not be considered. Though physically close to Kigali, they might as well be on two different planets.

Goma is about as dangerous as airports get. Kigali or Entebbe are much wiser choices.
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 07:38
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You really don't want to go there.. half buried in black volcanic dust.. and that's not just a phrase.. it's literally half buried.. one of the poorest parts of the second poorest country on the poorest continent on the planet.
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 08:58
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Info on DRC

Hi--If you want to find accurate up to date information about the Estern part of the DRC--find Mobotu on here and PM him--an experienced pilot who knows the country well, he has some well placed contacts and will guide you wisely
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Old 12th Feb 2015, 10:09
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Thanks Dave, will send a PM.
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 23:47
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Dont go to Goma unless you have a Visa or risk jail the place is a hole full of corrupt immigration Officials stay away
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 10:21
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Would you please give some information about Goma airport, such as RWY length, NAV facilities, taxiways and tarmac area, fuel and fire fighting facility.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 10:53
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Goma, COD
S 01 40.3' E 29 14.3' Mag Var: 0.0W
Elevation: 5045'
Public, IFR, Control Tower, Rotating Beacon, Customs, Landing Fee
Fuel: 100-130, Jet
Repairs: Minor Airframe, Minor Engine
Time Zone Info: GMT+2:00 no DST
Runway Info
Runway 18-36 6562' x 148' asphalt
Runway 18 (174.0M) TDZE 5031'
Right Traffic
Runway 36 (354.0M) TDZE 4992'
Communications Info
Goma Tower 118.7
Goma Ground Control 121.9
Goma Approach Control 118.7
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Old 2nd Mar 2015, 17:18
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Thank you for the useful information, regarding the Runway length 6562', is it the actual length or the one written on the charts. Cause I have heard that the runway has been affected by the volcanic lava.
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Nothing wrong with CAA

recently passed IATA and ICAO audits
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