HISTORY OF FLYING IN PREŠOV

Achieved results in the past period

1935

Mr. Vlček as the first citizen of Prešov gained a pilot license in Masaryk´s flying league within an event 1000 pilots

1938

Gliders Skaut and Standard were transported to Prešov in November. Later on also Zlín V, SG 38 and Wrona bis

1939

Military dispatch service was established on a line Vajnory-Spišská Nová Ves-Prešov on September 1st. The first flight was performed by Cpt. Čech on Š 328

Because of the antiaerial defence of the town an air squadron 45 from Sišská Nová Ves and Ražňany with three planes Avia B-534 and with pilots Cpt. Hanovec, Sac. Žiaranec and Sac. Jaloviar was moved to the airport Išľa, Prešov

1941

A spotter flight squadron 3 from Nitra with planes Š 328 was moved to the field airport Nižná Šebastová, Prešov

Training of 34 glider pilots with a teacher Pramník took place at a drill field in Malý Šariš close to Prešov. Take-offs were performed with a stretched rope (examinations A, B)

1942

Flying at Delňa close to Prešov

1943

Flying at Lysá Stráž, Gregorovce

1944

Glider Grunau Baby II b was taken over by a tow plane E 39

Retraining of pilots for aerotows

1945

Constitutive meeting of a branch of Slovak National Aeroclub was held. Election of Col. Horák as the first president

1946

Establishment of a training centre for unpowered flying with a rail lift for gliders at Lysá Stráž

Pilot examination for touristic plane L 4 Piper Cub, Mr. Krenický and Mr. Macej

1947

The first air show was organized

Mr. Macej achieved the first silver C for 6°11' in a termic flight

1948

Unrivalled 10°12' termic flight of Mr. Krenický

Using Stratílek winch at Nižná Šebastová

1949

Skydiving training with parachutes VJ1, plane DC3 and instructor Mrs. Pastoriová started in September

Transport line Prague-Prešov was established

1953

Mr. Majoroš performed a group aerobatics on Luňak glider along with Mr. Maňko and Mr. Kender

Mr. Krehenbil, Majoroš, Macej performed a group aerobatics on powered planes

Mr. Bilich achieved a superelevation of 4800 m in a termic flight

1956

Mr. Hrebeňár performed 373 km long cross-country flight

Mr. Markovič became a member of representation team after winning the 2nd place in Czechoslovak gliding championship

1958

34 m high parachute tower was built in Kolmanova záhrada

1959

Mr. Markovič achieved golden „C“ with three diamonds

1961

A new world record in G2d class with the achievement of 7,62 m was set at a night group jump from 2000 m altitude at Poprad airport by Mr. Platko, Olenočin, Rýdzik (from Košice)

1963

Pilots training for HC102 helicopter with instructor Mr. Kron began

1973

Crew of Mr. Gabáni, Mr. Čurma and Mr. Staško won the first Slovak skydiving multicontest championship

1974

Mr. Gabáni became an absolute champion of Slovakia in traditional skydiving disciplines

1979

Mrs. Krajňáková was a member of a world champions crew in women's skydiving

1983

New aeroclub area (with a hangar and operating buildings) was built

1984

Mr. Markovič was awarded with a diploma of Paul Tiesandier, the biggest FAI prize

Mr. Platko was awarded with a Gold Wings prize

1989

Mr. Beluško achieved a superelevation of 5300 m in a wave flying

1997

Helicopter military air base MCTR was established at the airport

1998

Mr. Tupta was selected to represent Slovakia in powered planes aerobatics, Mr. Platko in skydiving and Mr. Sobek in junior gliding

Rok 2002

Mr. Beluško became a Slovak gliding champion in doubleseaters

Basic info

Name of the airport: PREŠOV

ICAO: LZPW

Type of the airport: Military nonpublic airport with civil traffic exclusively for Aeroklub Prešov

GEO

7 km NE Prešov

ARP (WGS84)

N 49°01'36", E 21°18'18"

ELEV

314,55 m / 1032 ft

Magnetic declination

4°E 2011

RWY

05 / 23

MAG

054° / 234°

Length and surface

800 x 40 m grass

Carrying capacity

5700 kg / 0,7 Mpa

Operation time

MTWR H24, Aeroklub HO

Services

Repairs O/R LTD

Fuel

Avgas 100, Unleaded 95

Oil

Aeroshell 100, 100W a M8AD

Communication frequency - Tower

135,500 MHz - MTWR

Communication frequency - Operator

135,500 MHz - INFO

Operation rules

GAT flights are permitted to enter LZR315 MCTR only with a consent of MILITARY PRESOV TWR station. The consent must be obtained three minutes in advance at least. The military airfield may be used only with the consent issued by an air operator of the military airbase Presov. Arrivals without communication are not possible.

Operators

Air base, 080 06 Prešov
contact: +421 960 112 233, MTWR +421 960 527 119

SNA Aeroklub Prešov, Vranovská 72, 080 01 Prešov
contact: +421 917 565 988, info@aeroklubpresov.sk