Saratov South Air Base

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Saratov South
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
LocationSaratov
Elevation AMSL266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates51°28′50″N 045°56′20″E / 51.48056°N 45.93889°E / 51.48056; 45.93889Coordinates: 51°28′50″N 045°56′20″E / 51.48056°N 45.93889°E / 51.48056; 45.93889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 5,659 1,725 Concrete

Saratov South was a former air base in Russia located 8 km southwest of Saratov. And was a military airfield during the Cold War with 17 parking stands and tarmac space. It later served as a Yakovlev factory airfield.

Google Earth high-resolution imagery from the 2004-2005 time-frame showed one Yak-42 and a couple of general aviation propeller planes, indicating the airfield remained operational. However, imagery from late-2017 showed the runway and stands being de-constructed and multi-storied buildings under construction near the former apron areas.

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