Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Tech Log
Reload this Page >

Kufra Airport - Runway State

Tech Log The very best in practical technical discussion on the web

Kufra Airport - Runway State

Old 25th Feb 2011, 18:28
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 3
Kufra Airport - Runway State

Does Anyone Know If Kufra Airport ( Libya) Is Open , Runway Condition Etc . Trying To Arrange Emergency Lift Due Crisis.....
gofer1 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 19:04
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: エリア88
Posts: 1,034
HLKF - Kufra Intl Airport Information

Located in Kufra, Libya : ICAO - HLKF, IATA - AKF
Fuel Available: AVGAS JET
Elevation (ft): 1367
Max. hard surfaced runway (ft): 12008 x 148
PCN:
AFTN:
Control Tower Phone:
Airport Email:
Sunrise: 5:52 AM
Sunset: 5:27 PM
Lat/Long: N24-10.4/E023-18.5
Airport Light Intensity: MEDIUM
Variation: 01E
Approaches: VOR/DME NDB
Open 24 Hours: No
Airport of Entry: Yes
SITA:
Slots Required: No
Control Tower Hours:
Airport Website:
Handling Mandatory: No

GULF PEARL AVIATION SERVICES
Phone:+218 21 563 4491
Fax:+218 21 563 4493
Email: [email protected]
www.gulfpearl.aero
AFTN: KTIPGPCX
SITA: TIPGPXH

MEDAVIA CO LTD
Phone:+356 22 490120
Fax:+356 22 490151
Email: [email protected]
Medavia aviation company Malta-aircraft maintenance,flight operation charter,charter brokerage services
Frequency: 131.1
SITA: MLAMDXH

This is the best information I could find, other sources implies that this airfield is unavailable for international flights. However, my info could be obsolete.

Both ends of the runway (02/20) have VOR/DME approaches.

Last edited by Mercenary Pilot; 25th Feb 2011 at 19:16.
Mercenary Pilot is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 19:41
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,037
Google Maps image (dated 2011, FWIW) shows asphalt surface - some possible degradation of the high-speed turnoffs (sand?) - VASI lights installed for wider rway. Seems to be one twinjet bizjet/airliner ~100ft/30m in length on ramp.

At least one 737 has landed there since 2008 (hijack diversion after landing refused Cairo).

FlightAware gives a weather FORECAST for HLKF - but not an actual observation.

Fuel and staffing are likely to be very uncertain in current situation.

For life and death emergency evac, and depending on aircraft size, I'd rate it as "possible" but recommend a daylight low pass and visual inspection before landing. You just never know what some idiot(s) may have done to the surface in the past few days/hours.
pattern_is_full is online now  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 19:50
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 3
Kufra Runway State

thanks Buddy. Flight in to-day rumoured to have aborted due blockage...trying tomorrow but can't get any current facts ...
gofer1 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 19:54
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Farnham, UK
Posts: 323
CFMU saying that the only libyan airfield open is HLLT (Tripoli)

CFMU NOP
Thunderbug is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 19:54
  #6 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: uk
Posts: 3
Kufra State...

Appreciate the help...rumours of flight aborted to-day due blockage....trying tomorrow for lift of 60 guys .....any hard facts appreciated...long way to go for a lo pass then abort ...harder onthe 60...
gofer1 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2011, 20:15
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: East England
Posts: 173
Try these people they advertise 3 flight a week there?
Home Page
Good luck
spannersatKL is offline  
Old 26th Feb 2011, 00:55
  #8 (permalink)  
pzu
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: N Yorkshire, UK
Age: 72
Posts: 480
KUFRA just about 70 years ago!!!

KUFRA just about 70 years ago!!!

1st March actually see

Kufra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia scroll to WWII section

The guys in question had probably never heard of H.............!

PZULBA - Out of Africa (Retired)
pzu is offline  
Old 26th Feb 2011, 19:03
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: gatwick uk
Posts: 27
call gulf pearl in tripoli, they will know and are very good
finnman is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.