Buturlinovka (air base)

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Buturlinovka
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Buturlinovka
Elevation AMSL 505 ft / 154 m
Coordinates 50°47′0″N 040°37′0″E / 50.78333°N 40.61667°E / 50.78333; 40.61667Coordinates: 50°47′0″N 040°37′0″E / 50.78333°N 40.61667°E / 50.78333; 40.61667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete


Buturlinovka is an air base in Russia located 4 km south of the town of Buturlinovka. There are two small alert pads at either end of runway for 10 fighters. Google Earth images from 08-05-2011 still shows more than a dozen fighter aircraft.

Units stationed at Buturlinovka include 186 ISHAP (186th Instructional Shturmovik Aviation Regiment) flying 45 Su-25 jet aircraft during the early 1990s.[1][2] More recently it was home to the 899 'Orsha' Guards ShAP of the 16th Air Army, flying Su-25s,[3] but that unit disbanded on 1 December 2009, after which the airbase was left vacant.

During 2011 the MiG-29s from Kursk were temporarily based here for a period of circa one year, due to runway repairs at Kursk.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com. 
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 
  3. ^ Butowski, International Air Power Review, Vol 13, 2004
  4. ^ Аэродром Бутурлиновка [Buturlinovka Air Base] (in Russian). 7 February 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012.