A series of airport names in Indonesia pinned heroes’ names as identities. Not exaggerated, if a name like Soekarno-Hatta, Husein Sastranegara and other heroes become the main identity of the airport in the city of Bandung.
Right on the hero that is celebrated every November 10, we again review the names of heroes who became the identity of the flight terminal in Indonesia. This is a reminder that we should not forget history. Did not Bung Karno once say, “Never Left a History (Jas Jas)”?
First. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is a major airport serving flights to Jakarta, Indonesia. The airport is named after the dwitunggal of Indonesia’s independence proclaimer, Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta, who was also the first President and Vice President of Indonesia. Today, the airport in Cengkareng is now the eighth busiest airport in the world.
Shift to Bandung. There is Husein Sastranegara Airport. Hussein is quite meritorious in Indonesia flight. The reason Husein Sastranegara dalah one of TNI-AU pioneers together with Augustine Adisucipto, Halim Perdanakusuma, Abdulrahman Saleh and Iswahyudi. He died with aircraft engineer Sergeant Major Air Rukidi during training with Cukiu plane that crashed in Gowongan Lor village, Yogyakarta on September 26, 1946. Though had originally reserved plane to pick up PM Sutan Sjahrir. Hussein services do not just let go. His name is now still fragrant through the aviation gate in the Flower City based on Decision Kasau No. 76 Year 1952. Husein name replaces the Andir Air Base. The statue stands prominently on Jalan Pajajaran before entering the airport area.
Shift to Surabaya. The name of Juanda is so well known in the City of Heroes. Juanda international airport is taken from the name Ir. Raden Haji Juanda Kartawijaya. He is the 10th and also the last Prime Minister of Indonesia. Furthermore, Juanda served as Indonesia’s Minister of Finance in the Working Cabinet I. His greatest service in the seat of government was the Juanda Declaration of 1957. The Declaration stated that the Indonesian sea territory covers the sea around, between and within the Indonesian archipelago and is known as an archipelagic nation .
Then go to the Island of the Gods. The name of Ngurah Rai Airport is widely known among foreigners. Understand Bali is a province of tourist destinations, especially outside origin. Tracing the history, I Gusti Ngurah Rai is the name of an Indonesian fighter. The hero that comes from the island of the gods is most famous for the guerrilla battle Puputan Margarana. Ngurah Rai died of the attack of two thousand Dutch troops with full weaponry. The plane with his small army was attacked.
Next Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. This name is not just a name. Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. This airport was used as the headquarters of the Air Force Operations Command I (Koops AU I) TNI-AU. Given the history of Halim Airport takes its name from Abdul Halim Perdanakusuma is an Indonesian national hero who was born in Sampang, Madura. He died at a young age of 25 years while performing duties for the country during the Indonesian-Dutch war. Halim was a pilot assigned to buy and carry weapons by plane from Thailand. Returning from Thailand, the plane filled with various firearms turned out to fall. It is not known what caused it but is likely due to bad weather or shot.
The rescue team finds Halim’s body, but his partner Iswahyudi is unknown to his fate. Although the wreckage was discovered, the various firearms that had been purchased had not been found and who knows where the forest was. To honor his services, they have now been designated as National Heroes. Halim Perdanakusuma Airport operates temporarily as a commercial airport starting January 10, 2014 to divert flights from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport which are considered crowded.
Towards Yogyakarta or precisely in Sleman there Adi Sucipto Airport (Adisutjipto). The area of this airport is about 183 hectares. The name of this airport is taken from the name of the hero Agustinus Adisutjipto from Salatiga who died in 1947. Adisucipto is a hero of Dirgantara Indonesia. He died in the hands of Dutch Military Aggression I. The plane boarded Adisucipto along with the other nine Kittyhawk  Dutch-owned aircraft manned by Lettu B.J. Ruesink and Serma W.E. Erkelens. As a result the plane lost control and eventually the plane crashed on the border of Ngoto and Wojo Village and immediately burned. Everyone on the plane died, only A. Gani Handonocokro survived.
In addition to the name, several airports in Indonesia are also using the international names