Velyka Krucha (air base)

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Velikaya Krucha
Airport type Military
Operator Soviet Air Forces
Location Pyriatyn
Elevation AMSL 384 ft / 117 m
Coordinates 50°9′0″N 032°32′0″E / 50.15000°N 32.53333°E / 50.15000; 32.53333Coordinates: 50°9′0″N 032°32′0″E / 50.15000°N 32.53333°E / 50.15000; 32.53333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6,562 2,000 Concrete

Velyka Krucha was an air base near Chernihiv, Ukraine located in Velyka Krucha village, 10 km south of Pyriatyn. It was a training base, and has been largely abandoned.

Units stationed at Velikaya Krucha include the 443rd Aviation Training Regiment (443 UAP) flying 101 L-39 jet trainers during the early 1990s.[1] Through the late 1980s and 1990s the 443rd Regiment was part of the Kharkhov Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, in turn itself part of the 17th Air Army.