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 tourist 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

1970

Mr. Ladislav Platko earned Notable sport master title

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

1976

Team of Mr.Gabáni, Platko and Podracký won second place in Gliwice and Mr.Gabáni placed third in Burgas. Mr. Podracký won the skydiving contest with sea landing

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

1995

Mr. Platko and Mr. Kocik placed second in team competition during the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

1996

Aeroclub activity is very limited due to complicated relationship with newly established military air base. Aeroclub operates from Ražnany or Košice until 2002

Mr. Platko and Mr. Kocik placed second in team competition during the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

1997

Mr. Sobek sr. and Mr. Sobek jr won two-seater competition during Slovak Championship in Trnava. Mr. Beluško and Mrs. Čížová won second place.

1998

Mr. Beluško and Mr. Maričák won two-seater competition during Slovak Championship in Trnava and Jozef Sobek won second place

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

1999

Mr. Beluško and Mr. Maričák won Slovak Championship in Trnava

2000

Mr. Beluško and Mr. Maričák won the second place in Slovak Championship in Trnava

2001

Mr. Kocik won the CASSOVIA skydiving competition in Košice

2002

Mr. Beluško and Mr. Sčambura placed third in two-seater competition during Slovak Championship in Trnava

Mr. Ilkovič and Mr. Kocik placed third in team competition during the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

2003

Renovation of aeroclub's interior

Mr. Kocik placed third in the CASSOVIA skydiving competition in Košice

2004

Triple aerotow group was founded. Using 3xL-13 Blaník, the group functioned until 2010.The towplane for triple aerotow was Z-137 – with pilot Mr. Tarasovič, later it was double tow with L-60 – pilot Mr. Markovič, and solo aerotow with Z-226 – pilot Mr. Szidor. Glider pilots in the group were: Sobek sr., Gaľa, Rohaľ, Beluško, Toman, Rösner

Mr. Ilkovič and Mr. Komanický placed second in team competition amd Mr. Komanický placed second in the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

2005

Aeroclub bought glider Cirrus standard OM-1176, which improved competitiveness of our pilots

2006

Aeroklub Prešov organized annual international paragliding competition „Memoriál z.m.š. Ladislava Platka“ for the first time. The competition is still being organized today

2007

Mr. Komanický placed third in the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

Mr. Beluško sr. and Mr. Kažimír won second place in two-seater class in competition "Memoriál A. Makarenka" in Partizánske

2009

Mr. Beluško sr. and Mr. Beluško jr. won second place in Blaník class and Mr. Štempeľ won second place in combi class in competition "Memoriál A. Makarenka" in Partizánske

2010

Mr. Toman and Mr. Pavlinský won second place in Blaník class in competition "Memoriál A. Makarenka" in Partizánske

2012

Mr. Štempeľ placed third in club class in competition "Memoriál A. Makarenka" in Partizánske

2013

Aeroclub bought laminate two-seater glider C-201 B Marianne, OM-3737 (originally F-CGTR). It was imported from beautiful french city Rouen

2014

Aeroclub operates from Ražnany since august 2014 till december 2015 due to issues in rental relationship with Slovak Ministry of Defense

2016

Mr. Sobek sr. won third place in Slovak Gliding Chapionship in Partizánske

2017

Mr. Sobek sr. won third place in Slovak Gliding Chapionship in Partizánske and qualified for 2018 World Gliding Championship in Poland

Mr. Komanický placed third in the CASSOVIA skydiving contest in Košice

Aeroclub organized first annual precision landing competition "Memoriál pplk. Mgr. Radoslava Lacka"

2018

Mr. Sobek jr. won second place in Šariš cup gliding competition in Ražnany

Mr. Komanický won the PARA-BOWLING skydiving competition in Spišská Nová Ves

Aeroclub bought second glider CIrrus Standard, OM-0702 (originally D-0702) from Netherlands

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