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Araxos Airport

Post by star alliance » 07 Jul 2006, 10:55

Hello everybody,

this is my first post on luchtzak.be
On the 14th of July me and my family will fly to Araxos in Greece with TUB.
Does anyone have more information about that airport?

If there are mistakes in my English, I'm very sorry. :oops:

Greets,
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Post by speedbird1 » 07 Jul 2006, 12:21

Welcome Star Alliance!
Not too many details on it, link below is a shot from a Fischer Air B733 on finals. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0510268/L/
When the photo was taken, the main runway looks to be being repaired but it's an old pic.
The scenery around there looks great though.
Wishing you a great holiday.

Emirates

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 07 Jul 2006, 12:51

this is what landings.com has to say about it:

Airport Records
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GPA (ICAO: LGRX) ARAXOS (CIV/AFB)
ARAXOS/PATRAS GREECE

Latitude: 38° 9' 4.76" North Longitude: 21° 25' 39.59" East

Elevation: 49' (15m) Max. Runway Length: 9810' (2990m)

Comments: joint public/military
Airport frequencies: Radio Air/Ground 5637 kHz/2989 MHz, Andravida Approach 120.65 MHz/122.1 MHz/362.3 MHz, Command Post 337.75 MHz, Tower 122.1 MHz/125.25 MHz/257.8 MHz/362.3 MHz; Runway info: Runway 18R/36L (9810' x 148'), Surface: Concrete, Runway 18L/36R (10867' x 70'), Surface: Asphalt; Fuel: Jet A1 without icing inhibitor, JP-8 with icing inhibitor
The photograph already made me suspect a military origin. Interesting to see the asphalt surface left of the runway is another runway, I first thought it a very large apron...
And have you noticed the total absence of landings aids? Neither ILS nor even any PAPI/VASIS/ .... Be prepared for landing elsewhere if the weather is less than perfect!

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Post by earthman » 07 Jul 2006, 12:55

I think most airports in Greece are joint civilian/military. At least, I've seen military planes at the two that I've been at (Heraklion and Rhodes), and Heraklion even had jet hangars.

About the weather in Greece during holiday season, it rarely ever is anything else than perfect. Bad weather during that time usually means there are a few clouds (up high) and it's not that hot.

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Post by star alliance » 07 Jul 2006, 15:09

Thanks for the information guys. I hope the weather is good because I don't like to land in Athens.

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Post by earthman » 07 Jul 2006, 16:52

By the way, I think all Greek airports come with free nice scenery.

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