Michurinsk (air base)

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Michurinsk
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Michurinsk, Tambov Oblast
Elevation AMSL 538 ft / 164 m
Coordinates 52°55′6″N 040°21′54″E / 52.91833°N 40.36500°E / 52.91833; 40.36500Coordinates: 52°55′6″N 040°21′54″E / 52.91833°N 40.36500°E / 52.91833; 40.36500
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 7,218 2,200 Concrete

Michurinsk (also given as Michurinsk Northwest, and Kozlov (before 1932)) is an air base in Russia located 9 km northwest of Michurinsk. It is the site of a well-maintained military training airfield. Google Earth high-resolution imagery indicates this base is active, with 100 trainer aircraft on the field, a few of which appeared to be taxiing.

The training unit at Michurinsk is 644 UAP (644th Aviation Training Regiment) equipped with 108 Aero L-29 Delfin aircraft listed as of the early 1990s.[1] It has also been equipped recently with Su-24, Su-25, and MiG-29 aircraft.[2] The 644th Training Aviation Regiment was part of the 786th Training Centre, headquartered at Borisoglebsk, in 2008, according to Kommersant-Vlast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com. 
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.