Shizuhama Air Base

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Shizuhama Air Base

Yaizu/Shizuhama Air Base

静浜基地

Shizuhama-kichi
Shizuhama Air Base.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerMinistry of Defense
OperatorJASDF
LocationYaizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Elevation AMSL23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates34°48′46″N 138°17′53″E / 34.81278°N 138.29806°E / 34.81278; 138.29806Coordinates: 34°48′46″N 138°17′53″E / 34.81278°N 138.29806°E / 34.81278; 138.29806
Map
RJNY is located in Japan
RJNY
RJNY
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Shizuhama Air Base (静浜基地, Shizuhama-kichi) (ICAO: RJNY) is a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base located in the city of Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, in central Japan. It is the smallest air base in Japan with a functional runway.

History[edit]

Shizuhama Air Base was established in December 1944 as the Fujieda Naval Air Station of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. After World War II, the base facilities came under the control of the United States, and were returned to the Japanese government in August 1958, at which time the base was given its present name. From June 1959, the base became host to the JASDF 15th Training Wing. In May 1964, the 15th Training Wing was deactivated, and replaced by the 11th Flying Training Wing.

Organization[edit]

Shizuhama Air Base provides initial pilot flight training for the Japan Air Self Defense Force. It reports to JASDF Air Training Command, headquartered at Hamamatsu Air Base.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIS Japan Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

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