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Shirza, Iran SYZ/OISS

Shirza, Iran
SYZ/OISS

ILS 29L/VOR 29R

OVERVIEW

The airport is situated 5nm SE of the city in a high altitude valley at an elevation of 4,920ft, with the 25nm MSA up to 12,200ft.

APPROACH

Circling is only permitted to the S of the airport due to terrain.
Shiraz App should be contacted by 50nm range; beware that ATC may give descent clearances below MSA.

There are no instrument approach procedures to RWYs 11L and 11R.

RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES

Airport facilities and nav aids may be unserviceable.
Joint civil/military operations may be in force; the arrester gear may be in use and pilots should request it to be in the ‘Down’ position before taking off or landing.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Large birds may be encountered in the vicinity of the airport and stray dogs have been reported to stroll the manoeuvring area.
Female crew members are usually required to don “Kaftans” prior to disembarkation.

 

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Tabriz, Iran TBZ/OITT

Tabriz, Iran
TBZ/OITT

ILS 30R

OVERVIEW

Tabriz airport (elevation 4459 ft) is situated on a high plateau surrounded by mountainous terrain 290 nm NW of Tehran. The airport is on the northern outskirts of the city. 25 nm SE is a mountain reaching nearly 12,200 ft asl; 27 nm NW is a peak to over 10,600 ft asl, while 23 nm NE is a peak reaching nearly 9,300 ft asl. 35 nm W, beyond a 7,150 ft asl hill, is Lake Urmia which extends 70 nm in a N/S direction.
Closer in are hills to nearly 7,300 ft asl 10 nm NW, nearly 7,400 ft asl 8 nm NE and nearly 7,900 ft asl 7 nm E.

DESCENT & APPROACH

No instrument let downs for RWY 12. ATC may give clearances below MSA, particularly with RADAR available to them.
Due to the geological configuration in the Tabriz area, considerable differences in the local atmospheric pressures may occur in Winter, leading to large (up to 1,500 ft) variations in terrain clearance with 1013 set. With the airfield elevation nearly 5,000 ft asl the TAS will be markedly higher than the IAS.

CIRCLING

Not authorised to the North in sector 350° to 102°.

WEATHER

In summer the mean temperature is 24°C. Relative humidity is low. Thunderstorms may occur in April and May. There is very little rain in July, August and September. In winter the mean temperature is -2°C. Snow occurs on 2 to 5 days per month from December to May. Fog may occur occasionally.

Caution: Birds and animals on the airfield.

TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE

Rwy 30 L/R – Preferential for take-off.

GENERAL

FEMALE FLYING STAFF will almost certainly be required to wear “Kaftans” if they disembark. They should take care to adhere to local codes of Islamic behaviour.

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Goa, India GOI/VAGO

Goa, India
GOI/VAGO

VOR 08/VOR 26

Dabolim is a joint Civil/Military airport; military traffic varies between fast jets, jet trainers, helicopters and large transport aircraft. Haze and poor visibility are common, particularly in the early morning.

DESCENT

Mumbai require confirmation of two-way communication with Dabolim Approach before release.

APPROACH

ILS RWY 26: Terrain to the south slopes with the approach and this terrain appears close.

VOR DME 08: The procedure is offset and in poor visibility, visual acquisition of the runway may be close to minima. The PAPIs are not easily visible and the parallel taxiway stands out more clearly than the runway.

RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES

The runway has a significant down slope to the west, is rough and has a slightly raised road crossing causing a distinct “bump” on takeoff and landing.

After landing on RWY 26, expect to vacate at N5 (see below) onto the ‘Military Apron’ to hold at N4 before backtracking to enter the main apron via N2. The military apron can be used as a holding area while waiting for space to become available on the civil apron. Runway end turning circles are not lit.

Caution jet blast: the ramp has been extended and there remains considerable equipment around the edges of the apron.
Congestion can occur at busy times. If both civil and military ramps are full, expect to hold before making an approach.

TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE

15 minutes before start, request your Air Traffic Clearance “FIC” (numeric) and Defence Clearance “ADC” (alphanumeric).

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Marshalling guidance is from the handling agents, and is often poor.

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Zahedan, Iran ZAH/OIZA

Zahedan, Iran
ZAH/OIZA

ILS 35/Circling 17

The airfield is situated 3nms SE of the city in a high altitude valley, airport elevation 4,522ft, 25nms MSA up to 9,500ft.

APPROACH

Circling not permitted to the sector 020-130 clockwise due to terrain.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Joint civil / military operations.
Large birds in airfield vicinity.
Stray dogs frequently in manoeuvring area.
Female flying staff usually required to don “Kaftans” if they disembark.

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