Vainode (08/26)

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Former soviet air force base. After soviet collapse generally was not used for aviation activities. Vianode was the only aerodrome in Latvia with two paved runways - both were 2500m long. The second runway was located in parallel to the still existing one and was designated 08R/26L. Vainode was home to the 54th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (54 Gv IAP), in 1967 flying some of the first Sukhoi Su-15 aircraft. These planes were upgraded to Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft in the 1980s, and there is some evidence that MiG-23 aircraft were flown. Currently Vainode airfield is often used for drag race events. Occasional tires on the runway. This airfield is under private management and should not be used without prior permission.

Effectivity: 2017-06-15

Location: 2.5 km SE of Vainode town
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Status: Uncertified

Condition: Average; RWY surface may be uneven; tires on the runway

Ownership: Municipality; PPR; Sergejs +37126319292


Direction: 08/26

Dimensions: 1900x60m

Surface: Asphalt

Elevation: 147m / 482ft


Approach: Two masts 1.2km NW of THR RW08

Airfield: Occasional tires on the runway


Radio frequency: 123.95 MHz

Fuel availability: NIL

To see: Vainode town; former Vainode air base.


Posted: July 7, 2013


Category: Airfields, Usable airfields


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