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São Jacinto Airport

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São Jacinto Airport, officially designated Aveiro Municipal Aerodrome , is an aerodrome near the city of Aveiro in Portugal. It is located on a peninsula, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Vouga River estuary, in the parish of São Jacinto, near to the harbour of Aveiro, as well as the Costa de Prata beaches. It has a single runway in the 17/35 direction and a relatively large apron and has been operated in the past by all branches of the Portuguese Armed Forces. It is home to an air club, Aeroclube de Aveiro, but is currently closed to civilian traffic due to lack of certification.
The airfield dates back to World War I, with the creation of an anti-submarine hydroplane base by the French Naval Aviation established a base on April 1, 1918. With the end of the war the base was integrated into the Portuguese Naval Aviation and in 1927 the Admiral Gago Coutinho Naval Aviation School was installed at its facilities. A runway was then constructed in 1937 to allow the operation of conventional aircraft from the base.


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