Kėdainiai Air Base

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Kėdainiai (air base))
Jump to: navigation, search
Kėdainiai Airport
Kėdainių aerodromas
Kedainai Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Lithuanian government
Location Kėdainiai
Elevation AMSL 171 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 55°18′42″N 023°57′12″E / 55.31167°N 23.95333°E / 55.31167; 23.95333Coordinates: 55°18′42″N 023°57′12″E / 55.31167°N 23.95333°E / 55.31167; 23.95333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,562 2,000 Asphalt

Kedainiai (ICAO: EYKD) is an airport in Lithuania located 45 km north of Kaunas. It has 28 large pads. Aeronautical sources list it as "civilian", so its military use has been retired. There is a large hangar as well, that houses a variety of privately owned light aircraft. The civilian aircraft usually operate from the taxiways, as they are more than adequate for light aircraft. It also often hosts auto racing on the main runways, both drag racing and drift courses.

The airport was built during the period of USSR control during World War II.

It was the base for 600 VTAP (600th Military Transport Aviation Regiment) flying Il-76 and An-12 from September 1958, until 1992 when the unit was relocated to Shadrinsk, Kurgan Oblast.[1] While in Lithuania the regiment was under command of the 3rd Guards, 12th and 18th (4.66 - 1998) Military Transport Aviation Divisions.

Former uses[edit]

Soviet Union Soviet Air Forces

References[edit]