Thursday, March 03, 2016

First trial flight touches at Shirdi airport

Mumbai: After a long delay, the first trial flight to test the runway of the Shirdi Airport successfully touched down on Wednesday morning. The Piper Seneca aircraft belonging to the Bombay Flying Club took off from the Juhu airport at around 8:15 am and landed in Shirdi at 8:55 am.

Viswas Patil, the MD of the Maharashtra Airport Development Company, who was on the flight, along with some MADC staff, said the airport would be thrown open by May or June and that flight captains Mihir Bhagvati and J P Sharma had certified the runway as 'outstanding.' "We reached Shirdi in just 40 minutes flat. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has told us to open the airport as soon as possible," Patil said.

The flight captain, Mihir Bhagvati, President of Bombay Flying Club, said the MADC had done a great job and that the smooth runaway could accommodate Boeing 737s, Airbus 320s, ATRs and Q 400s and smaller airplanes. "There is huge area for parking,'' he added.
03/03/16 Yogesh Naik/Mumbai Mirror
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