Provideniya Bay Airport
|Provideniya Bay Airport
Аэропорт «Бухта Провидения»
|IATA: PVS – ICAO: UHMD|
|Elevation AMSL||72 ft / 22 m|
Provideniya Bay Airport (Russian: Аэропорт «Бухта Провидения») (IATA: PVS, ICAO: UHMD) (also Urelik and Ureliki) is a small airport in Chukotka, Russia located 3 km southwest of Provideniya. It services primarily small transport aircraft. A concrete apron contains four parking spaces.
It is not adequate for military operations but there are anecdotal reports that it has received Tupolev Tu-95MR deployment flights as part of military exercises. A division of Mig-17 and Mig-19 aircraft was based at this airport between 1960 and 1968.
On 25 July 2005, a Swedish Airforce C-130 Hercules landed in Provideniya Bay, bringing in an international research team from the Beringia 2005 expedition, organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
The airport itself and the surrounding towns are not accessible to foreigners without a special permit from the Russian government.
Airlines and destinations
Chukotavia operates infrequent service to the regional capital Anadyr, usually 3-5 times a month. It also operates scheduled helicopter services around the region using a Mi-8, such as to Enmelen, Egvekinot and Lavrentiya.
|Bering Air||Charter: Nome|
- Flying to Russia on the New VFR Route - A General Guide - Federal Aviation Administration / Alaskan Region
- FAA description of the B369 VFR route Nome-Provideniya
- Swedish C130 at Provideniya Bay Airport
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