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Lieutenant Colonel Luis F. Pinto Parra Air Base

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Lieutenant Colonel Luis F. Pinto Parra Air Base

Luis F. Pinto Parra Air Base
Base Aérea TC. Luis F. Pinto Parra
Airport type Military
Operator Colombian Air Force
Location Melgar, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 313 m / 1,028 ft
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,154 3,785 Asphalt
04/22 402 1,320 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Lieutenant Colonel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra Air Base (ICAO: SKME) is a Colombian military base assigned to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana or FAC) Combat Air Command No. 4 (Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 4 or CACOM 4). The base is located in Melgar, a municipality in the Department of Tolima in Colombia.[3] It is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra.[4]


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,028 feet (313 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 05/23 has an asphalt pavement measuring 3,785 by 92 feet (1,154 m × 28 m) and 04/22 with a concrete surface measuring 1,320 by 65 feet (402 m × 20 m).[1]


  1. ^ a b Airport information for SKME from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for SKME at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ (Spanish) CACOM 4 - Melgar (Tolima) - Comando Aéreo de Combate No.4
  4. ^ (Spanish) Teniente Coronel Luis Francisco Pinto Parra
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