Poznań–Kobylnica Airport

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Poznań–Kobylnica Airport
2012 Lotnisko Poznań-Kobylnica 01.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerPoznań Wanda Modlibowska Aero Club
LocationKobylnica, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Elevation AMSL282 ft / 86 m
Coordinates52°26′03″N 017°02′39″E / 52.43417°N 17.04417°E / 52.43417; 17.04417
Map
Kobylnica is located in Poland
Kobylnica
Kobylnica
Location of airport in Poland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 2,461 750 Grass

Poznań–Kobylnica Airport (ICAO: EPPK), also referred to as Ligowiec Airport after a nearby railway station, is a privately owned, public use airport located in Kobylnica near Poznań. The airport is owned by the Poznań Wanda Modlibowska Aero Club.

History[edit]

The airport was built by the Germans during World War II. It was captured by Soviet forces on January 29, 1945 and served as a base for Polikarpov Po-2 bombers during the Battle of Poznań.[1]

Future[edit]

Around 2019, the Aero Club - which owns the airport - announced it would be moving its base of operations to the EPPG airport in Kąkolewo and selling the Kobylnica airport to a developer. A proposal has been made to redevelop the area of the airport into a "compact city" for 8 thousand people with 133 buildings (98 of them residential), one reaching up to a height of 160 metres, and a new communication node.[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

The airport has one runway - a 750 × 100 m (2,461 × 328 ft) grass strip numbered 07/25. There are also several hangars.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2019-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Article describing the proposal". poznan.wyborcza.pl.
  3. ^ "Lotniska · Poznań-Kobylnica". lotniska.dlapilota.pl.