Salka Aerodrome

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Salka
Салка (in Russian)
Near Nizhny Tagil in Russia
КПП Аэродром "Салка".jpg
Aerodrome check-point
Coordinates57°59′18″N 060°14′6″E / 57.98833°N 60.23500°E / 57.98833; 60.23500Coordinates: 57°59′18″N 060°14′6″E / 57.98833°N 60.23500°E / 57.98833; 60.23500
Typeexperimental
Site information
OwnerRussian Federation, Ministry of Industry and Trade
OperatorNizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing
Controlled byFlight Test Base of the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing
Conditionoperational
Websitewww.ntiim.ru (in Russian)
Site history
Built1953 (1953)
Events
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: none, ICAO: none, LID: ЬССН (in Russian)
Elevation270 metres (886 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
2,500 metres (8,202 ft) Concrete

Salka Aerodrome (also Nizhny Tagil Salka) is an aerodrome in Russia located 17 km northeast of Nizhny Tagil. Until 1994 the airfield was home to the 765 IAP (765th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) initially operated the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) in the 1960s and 1970s[1]. The regiment replaced it in 1980 with the MiG-23P (Flogger-G).[1] The 765 IAP was disbanded in 1994.

Currently the airfield used as experimental aerodrome operated by the Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PHASEOUT OF FISHPOT IN APVO STRANYY AIRFIELDS USSR, February 1981, CREST: CIA-RDP81T00380R000100980001-5, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  2. ^ "FSE "Nizhny Tagil Institute of Metal Testing"". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2019-01-24.