Malmen Airbase

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Malmen Airbase
Malmens flygplats
Flygvapenmuseum overview.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: ESCF
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Swedish Air Force
Location Malmslätt / Linköping
Elevation AMSL 308 ft / 94 m
Coordinates 58°23′52″N 015°31′22″E / 58.39778°N 15.52278°E / 58.39778; 15.52278
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,214 7,264 Asphalt
08/26 1,870 6,135 Asphalt
Source: AIP Sweden[1]

Malmen Airbase (Swedish: Malmens flygplats) (ICAO: ESCF) is a military airbase located in Malmslätt, Linköping Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden. It is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west of Linköping.[1]

The base was opened by Carl Cederström in 1912. In the beginning the airbase had only three aircraft but more were bought in the same year. From 1926 to 1974 it served as an air force base for F 3 Malmslätt. In 1974 the Wing was decommissioned, and the airbase was put under F 13 Norrköping then later F 16 Uppsala. From 1998 its serves as main base for the Swedish armed forces helicopter units, with Helikopterflottiljen.

From 2003 the Royal Swedish Airschool has been located here, to train pilots with Sk 60 jet trainers. Also the Swedish Air Force Museum is located to the airbase.

Facilities[edit]

The airfield resides at an elevation of 308 feet (94 m) above mean sea level.[1] It has two asphalt paved runways: 01/19 is 2,214 by 35 metres (7,264 ft × 115 ft) and 08/26 is 1,870 by 37 metres (6,135 ft × 121 ft).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d AIP Sweden: ESCF – LINKÖPING/Malmen

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