Changsha Datuopu Airport

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Changsha Datuopu Airport (ICAO: ZGCS) (Chinese: 长沙大托铺机场), or Datuopu Air Base, is a military air base in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, China. It also served as the public airport for Changsha from 1957 until 1989, when all civil flights were transferred to the new Changsha Huanghua Airport.

Changsha Datuopu Airport

长沙大托铺机场
Summary
Airport typeMilitary (former public)
ServesChangsha, Hunan, China
Opened1957
Elevation AMSL46 m / 151 ft
Coordinates28°4′9″N 112°57′26″E / 28.06917°N 112.95722°E / 28.06917; 112.95722
Map
ZGCS is located in Hunan
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Location of the airport
ZGCS is located in China
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
2,490 8,169 Paved

Datuopu Airport has a single runway measuring 2,490 metres (8,170 ft) by 27.5 metres (90 ft). Its elevation is 46 metres (151 ft) above mean seal level.[1]

From 1957 to 1989, Datuopu served as a dual-use military and civil airport. It was only capable of handling small aircraft and a few flights per day. Construction for Changsha Huanghua Airport began in 1986, and it was opened on 29 August 1989. All civil flights were transferred to the new airport, and Datuopu Airport reverted to sole military use.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for Datuopu Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Sha, Zhaohua (2018-08-10). "1989年:长沙黄花机场建成通航". Hunan Daily. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ "30年前,见证黄花机场开建". Huaxia. Retrieved 2018-10-02.