Haskovo Malevo Airport

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Haskovo Airport
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Bulgarian Air Force 4 Air Base Uzundjovo Emblem.svg
Summary
Airport type Civil/Military
Location Haskovo, Bulgaria
Elevation AMSL  ft / 49 m
Coordinates 41°58′34″N 025°35′23″E / 41.97611°N 25.58972°E / 41.97611; 25.58972Coordinates: 41°58′34″N 025°35′23″E / 41.97611°N 25.58972°E / 41.97611; 25.58972
Map
LBHS is located in Bulgaria
LBHS
LBHS
Location of the airport in Bulgaria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,204 7,230 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1]

Haskovo Airport (ICAO: LBHS) is an airport located north of Haskovo in Bulgaria. It used to be an air force base, hence its former name of Uzundzhovo Air Base or 4th Fighter Air Base.

4th Fighter Air Base (Uzundzhovo)[edit]

Uzundzhovo Air Base used to house a fighter air regiment and after its disbandment became a squadron of the 19th Fighter Air Regiment (HQ at Graf Ignatievo). When the 19th FAR was transformed into 3rd FAB and shifted to ADC Uzundzhovo went along as an independent unit: the 4th Fighter Air Base. Shortly afterwards it changed tasks and hats transferring to the Tactical Air Command as 21st Fighter-Bomber Air Base and finally disbanded.

21st Fighter-Bomber Air Base (Uzundzhovo)[edit]

Also spelled 'Uzundzhovo'. Located in south east Bulgaria, towards the border with Turkey. Postwar it was home to the 3rd Sqn of 19th FAR, then the 21st FAR, with the MiG-19 and MiG-21. In 1994 - 1996 it was home to the 4th Fighter Air Base of the Air Defence Corps. In 1996-1998 it was home to the 21st Fighter-Bomber Air Base of the Tactical Air Corps (exchanged for Graf Ignatievo). Closed in 1998 and demolished. Runway data: Location: N41 58 34.95 E025 35 23.34, Elev: 160 ft (49 m), Rwy 11/29, Size: 7230 x 180 ft (2204 x 55 m), concrete.

Former MiG-21 at the Uzundzhovo memorial complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for LB14 at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.


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