Pravdinsk (air base)
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Russian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||253 ft / 77 m|
Pravdinsk Air Base was an air base in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia located 5 km northwest of Balakhna and 38 km northwest of Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Gorky). It was named after the nearby town of Pravdinsk which has since been annexed by Balakhna.
It is a small air base with a few taxiways and tarmacs. Google Earth high-resolution images show that airfield has been vacated by the military; only one small twin-engine prop plane is found.
In 2004, after five year of disuse, Pravdinsk Airfield (now more often referred to as Istomino Airfield (Аэродром Истомино), after the nearby village) saw an aircraft again. Now the airfield is used by Nizhny Novogord parachute sports enthusiasts, who praise it as an excellent drop zone.
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