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INS Hansa

INS Hansa
MiG-29Ks parked at INAS 303.jpg
Indian Navy's MiG-29Ks parked at INS Hansa
Summary
Airport typeNaval Air Station
OperatorIndian Navy
LocationDabolim, Goa, India
Elevation AMSL184 ft / 56 m
Coordinates15°22′51″N 073°49′53″E / 15.38083°N 73.83139°E / 15.38083; 73.83139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 11,345 3,458 Asphalt

INS Hansa, (IATA: N/A, ICAO: VOGO) is an Indian naval air station located near Dabolim in Goa, India.[1] The military air base has a civil enclave, that operates as Dabolim Airport.

History

INS Hansa was commissioned on 5 September 1961 at Sulur near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It was initially co-located with the Sulur Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. It was then home to INAS 551 squadron, operating de Havilland Vampire aircraft, as well as training establishments for Hawker Sea Hawk and Breguet Alizé aircraft.[2]

Units

Over 2000 naval personnel and 1000 civilians are employed at INS Hansa. It is home to 8 Indian Naval Air Squadrons (INAS).

Among the units based here are:[3]

References

  1. ^ Airport information for VAGO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ "Naval Air Stations". Indian Navy. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  3. ^ "INS Hansa Air Squadrons". Indian Navy. Retrieved 18 May 2013.