Haapsalu Airfield

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Haapsalu Airfield

Haapsalu lennuväli
Lennuangaar nõukogude ajast.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerEstonian Defence League
LocationHaapsalu
Elevation AMSL69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates58°54′42″N 023°29′18″E / 58.91167°N 23.48833°E / 58.91167; 23.48833Coordinates: 58°54′42″N 023°29′18″E / 58.91167°N 23.48833°E / 58.91167; 23.48833
Map
EEHU is located in Estonia
EEHU
EEHU
Location in Estonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Sources: Forgotten Airfields[1]

Haapsalu Airfield or Kiltsi Airfield (ICAO: EEHU); (Estonian: Haapsalu lennuväli) is a disused airfield in Estonia, located 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Haapsalu.[2] It was first built by the Soviets in 1939.[2] During the Soviet era it was an interceptor aircraft base. It was a small fighter airfield with a few revetments. It was home to 425 IAP (425th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) flying up to 38 MiG-23 jets in 1991.[3] The airfield has been abandoned since the Soviet army left it in the early 1990s.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haapsalu Airfield at Forgotten Airfields
  2. ^ a b c https://forgottenairfields.comestonia/laane/haapsalu-closed-s275.html
  3. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  4. ^ "Haapsalu Airfield". Atlas Obscura.