1,982 ft / 604 m
| Baramati, Maharashtra 413133|
Baramati Airport is located in Pune district of Maharashtra state in India. This Airstrip was constructed by MIDC in 1996, at a distance of 12 km from Baramati city/ Baramati railway station. It is currently being used for General aviation and pilot training.
Baramati Airport Wikipedia
Elevation of the airfield is 604 metres MSL and is spread over an area of 182.5 hectares (451.11 Acres). Runway 11/29 is 1770 metres long and 30 metres wide with turning pads at both ends. Runway Strength - 16 LCN. Three taxiways connect airstrip to two adjacent aprons measuring 180 by 100 metres and 100 by 75 metres. The airport has a 112 square metre terminal building and approach Road.
The airport has an advisory tower (Freq.=129.25 MHz). The tower is managed by senior pilots from the adjacent Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd. flight school. The senior pilots monitor traffic in the local airspace and give advisories over VHF frequency to the pilots flying in circuits and around the area.
The Main Apron parking capacity is 100 M x 75 M. There are currently no navigational nor Visual aids nor night landing facilities available on the airstrip other than the VHF communication and the windsock.
Reliance Airport Developers, an Anil Ambani group company, who had won a bid two years ago to run five airports, including Baramati, in Maharashtra on a 95-year lease, plans to develop Baramati as a hub for private jets, with airports in Mumbai and Pune facing acute shortage of parking bays. The apron at Baramati can safely accommodate 15 to 20 private jets. Reliance also have plans to construct hangars at the airport.
On 14 March 2008, a Cessna-152, VT-ACC crashed into the Neera river south of the airport. The Student pilot, carrying an unauthorised female passenger on a solo training sortie, had descending from the assigned altitude to do low flying over the river for fun. Having descended to around 50 ft above the river, the pilot failed to notice high tension electrical cables stretched across the river as a result the main landing gear got entangled into the cables and the aircraft crashed into the river.Both occupants sustained minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.