Flugplatz Asiago Asiago |
|Height above MSL||1139 m (3737 ft)|
|Distance from the city center||1 km north of Asiago|
|Street||Contrada Podestà, Via Cinque|
|operator||Asiago SpA Airport|
|08/26||1120 m × 23 m Asphalt|
|08/26GLD||1100 m × 90 m Gras|
Infrastructure and use
The airfield is located around one kilometer north of Asiago on the plateau of the Seven Municipalities in the southern Eastern Alps at an altitude of around 1140 meters. It has two parallel runways (08/26) , around 1,100 meters long, running in an east-west direction , of which the northern runway is paved. In the northeast there is an asphalt apron with smaller handling facilities. The airfield is used for general aviation , in particular for gliding . It is run by Aeroporto di Asiago SpA , in which several municipalities and the Vicenza Chamber of Commerce are involved.
The Asiago airfield was established in 1924 on the occasion of the first international gliding competition, in which the German gliding pioneer Arthur Martens set a world record on 14 October 1924. The airfield was under the military until the 1970s, but civil joint use was permitted. In the 1960s, the regional airline Aeralpi connected Asiago with Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo .
The airfield is named after the Roana military and test pilot Romeo Sartori, who died in an air accident in 1933.