Krechevitsy Airport

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Krechevitsy
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Novgorod
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 58°37′30″N 031°24′0″E / 58.62500°N 31.40000°E / 58.62500; 31.40000Coordinates: 58°37′30″N 031°24′0″E / 58.62500°N 31.40000°E / 58.62500; 31.40000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 6,562 2,000 Concrete

Krechevits is an air base located 11 km northeast of Veliky Novgorod, Russia. It contains 30 large revetments in a sprawling taxiway pattern, suitable for large transports. It was home to 110 VTAP (110th Military Transport Aviation Regiment), of the 61st Air Army, flying Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft.[1][2] However, 110 VTAP was disbanded in 2009.[3]

A construction of a civil international airport based on the military facility was scheduled to be completed by summer 2009, to coincide with 1150th anniversary of Veliky Novgorod. The completion of reconstruction has been postponed multiple times since, with 2012 currently set as an approximate date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com. 
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 
  3. ^ Holm, http://www.ww2.dk/new/air%20force/regiment/tap/110vtap.htm