Donskoye (air base)

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Donskoye
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Navy
Location Donskoye
Elevation AMSL 164 ft / 50 m
Coordinates 54°56′12″N 019°59′6″E / 54.93667°N 19.98500°E / 54.93667; 19.98500Coordinates: 54°56′12″N 019°59′6″E / 54.93667°N 19.98500°E / 54.93667; 19.98500
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1,640 500 Concrete

Donskoye (also Bryusterort or Donskoe) is an air base in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located 1 km east of Donskoye (formerly Gross Dirschkeim, lith. Tirškaimis). It is a very old airfield probably dating back to World War II, nearly at Russia's most extreme western point. The facility contains 25 aircraft pads, and appears to be in a severe state of decay. Its original length was 2000 m, but only 500 m remains. Its pads are occupied by a number of helicopters.

Units stationed at Donskoe in the early 1990s included 396 OKPLVP (396th Independent Shipborne Anti-submarine Helicopter Regiment) flying 22 Ka-27 helicopters; and 745 OPLVP (745th Independent Anti-submarine Helicopter Regiment) flying 15 Mi-14 helicopters [1] and 5 Ka-25 helicopters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya VMF". Aviabaza KPOI.