Czech Republic: Air Bases and Military Airfields

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Cold War Airfields, by Bert Kondruss

Until 1992, the territory of today's Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia (Československo).

For airfields which are very close together, the label might be shown on the wrong side.

43 entries
Bechyně: Air Base
Bory: Heliport
Brno: Slatina Airfield
Brno: Tuřany Airport
Čáslav: Air Base
Cban: Bombing Range
České Budějovice: Air Base
Cheb: Airfield
Dlouha Lhota: Airfield
Dobra Voda: Bombing Range
Doupov: Firing Range
Doupov: Firing Range
Havlíčkův Brod: Airfield
Hořovice: Airfield
Hradčany: Air Base
Hradec Králové: Airfield
Jince: Bombing Range
Kunovice: Airfield
Letňany: Airfield
Líně: Air Base
Měřín: Highway Strip
Milovice: Air Base
Mnichovo Hradiště: Airfield
Mošnov: Airfield
Náměšt nad Oslavou: Air Base
Olomouc: Airfield
Otrokovice: Airfield
Panenský Týnec: Airfield
Pardubice: Air Base
Praha: Kbely Air Base
Praha: Ruzyně Airport
Přerov: Air Base
Prostějov: Airfield
Tábor: Airfield
Tchořovice: Airfield
Trebechovice por Orebem: Bombing Range
Věžná: Airfield
Vodochody: Airfield
Vyškov: Airfield
Vyškov: Highway Strip
Zábřeh: Airfield
Žatec: Air Base
Žatec: Macerka Airfield

Additional Information

forum.valka.cz - http://forum.valka.cz/category/view/504758/Vojenske-objekty
Detailed information about military objects in the Czech Republic, including airfields.
Contaminated Sites - http://kontaminace.cenia.cz/
Historic aerial pictures for the Czech Republic from the 1950s
Helicopters in Czechia - http://www.vrtulnik.cz/
Extensive information about helicopters in the Czech Republic, including airfield information

Bechyně: Air Base

Letiště Bechyně, Bechyne

See: Bechyně: Air Base

Bory: Heliport

Letiště Plzeň, Pilsen

See: Bory: Heliport

Brno: Slatina Airfield

Letiště Černovice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N491043 E0163957 (WGS84)

Use during the Cold War

Heliport.

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from 194x

Airfields in the vicinity

Brno: Tuřany Airport

Letiště Brno, Turany

See: Brno: Tuřany Airport

Čáslav: Air Base

Chotusice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N495623 E0152255 (WGS84)
Elevation: 794 ft
Location Indicator: LKCV
Airfield ID: Punkt 250

Location of airfield

North of Čáslav.

Use until 1945

Caslau airfield.

Use during the Cold War

Air base.

Current use

Air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 14/32: ca. 2400 m

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 32: 345.75 "CF"

Radio

The radio call sign of the airfield was "CENTOGRAF" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 250" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

28 SBOLP "Tesinsky": L-29, MiG-23BN, UB (1990).

Airfields in the vicinity

Cban: Bombing Range

Manetin

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Radio

Call sign "UHLIK" (1990)

České Budějovice: Air Base

Ceske Budejovice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N485647 E0142539 (WGS84)
Elevation: 1417 ft
Location Indicator: LKCS, LKPD

Location of airfield

6 km southwest of České Budějovice.

Use until 1945

Budweis airfield.

Use during the Cold War

Air base.

Current use

Air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 2500 m x 60 m

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • LMM: 155 "R"
  • LOM: 402 "RA"

Radio

The radio call sign of the airfield was "RENTA" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 100" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

1 SLP "Zvolensky": L-39ZA, MiG-23MF/ML/UB (1990)

Cheb: Airfield

Horni Dvory

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N500358 E0122441 (WGS84)
Elevation: 1575'
Location Indicator: LKCB (1992)

Location of airfield

Southeast of Cheb.

Use until 1945

Eger-Oberschön airfield.

Runways

  • 05/23: ca. 1000 m

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Map from 194x

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 228°/10km Waldsassen: Hospital Helipad
  • 196°/21km Tirschenreuth: Hospital Helipad

Dlouha Lhota: Airfield

Pribram, Letiště Přibram

See: Dlouha Lhota: Airfield

Dobra Voda: Bombing Range

Hartmanice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Radio

Call sign "HERNA" (198x).

Doupov: Firing Range

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Use during the Cold War

Air-ground range for 11 SLP from Žatec.

Radio

The call sign was "TEMPERA" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the range was also called "Navigacni Punkt 501" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Doupov: Firing Range

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Use during the Cold War

Air-ground range.

Radio

The radio call sign was "ODKAPNIK" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the range was also called "Navigacni Punkt 501" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Havlíčkův Brod: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N493552 E0153252 (WGS84)
Airfield ID: Punkt 240

Location of airfield

About 2 km west-southwest of Havlíčkův Brod city center.

Use during the Cold War

Military helicopter base.

Radio

Call sign "CITRUS" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 240" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

52 LTVP "Rebelove": Mi-2, Mi-8 (1990)

Airfields in the vicinity

Hořovice: Airfield

Horovice, Letiště Hořovice

See: Hořovice: Airfield

Hradčany: Air Base

Mimon, Аэродром Градчане

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N503710 E0144358 (WGS84)
Elevation: 912 ft
Location Indicator: LKHR

Location of airfield

South of Mimon.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet air base.

Current use

Closed.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 2500 m x 80 m

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 28: 444 "ND"
  • LMM 28: 215 "N"
  • LOM 10: 444 "DN"
  • LMM 10: 215 "D"

Radio

The radio call sign of the airfield was "NAPAD" (НАПАД) (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 350" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

IBAP MiG-27 (1990)

Airfields in the vicinity

Hradec Králové: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N501512 E0155042 (WGS84)
Elevation: 791 ft
Location Indicator: LKHK

Location of airfield

North of Hradec Králové.

Use during the Cold War

Air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 15/33: 2400 m x 50 m

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM: 422 "UR"
  • LMM: 204.5 "U"

Radio

The radio call sign of the airfield was "UPIR" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 380" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

47 PZLP "Atlanticky": L-29, MiG-21R, US, Su-22M4/UM3K; FLS: An-30, Avia 14FG, L-410FG, Mi-17 (1990)

Links

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Jince: Bombing Range

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

    Radio

    The radio call sign was "TAXATOR" (198x).

    Kunovice: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N490148 E0172624 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 581'
    Location Indicator: LKKU

    Location of airfield

    Southwest of Kunovice.

    Use during the Cold War

    LET aircraft manufacturing company

    Runways

    • 03/21

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Letňany: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N500754 E0143130 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 912 ft

    Location of airfield

    Northwest of Praha Kbely airfield.

    Units

    LOK Maintenance of MiG-21 and helicopters, delivered via Kbely (1990)

    Líně: Air Base

    Plzeň, Dobrany, Letiště Dobřany

    See: Líně: Air Base

    Měřín: Highway Strip

    Merin

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N492257 E0155602 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 1675'
    Airfield ID: Punkt 153

    Use during the Cold War

    Highway strip.

    Runways

    Data for the year 1990:
    • 12/30: 2500 m

    Radio

    Call sign "DOPIS" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 153" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Milovice: Air Base

    Mlada, Аэродром Миловице, Млада

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N501410 E0145520 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 656 ft

    Location of airfield

    East of Milovice.

    Use until 1945

    Milowitz airfield.

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet air base.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    Data for the year 1990:
    • 10/28

    Radio navigation

    Data for the year 1990:
    • LOM: 514.5 "DZ"
    • LMM: 250 "D"

    Radio

    Call sign "DIKOBRAZ" (ДИКОБРАЗ) (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 400" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    IAP MiG-23 (1990)

    Mnichovo Hradiště: Airfield

    Letiště Mnichovo Hradiště, Mnichovo Hradiste

    See: Mnichovo Hradiště: Airfield

    Mošnov: Airfield

    Ostrava, Mosnov, Albrechtice

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N494148 E0180642 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 844 ft
    Location Indicator: LKMT
    Airfield ID: Punkt 710

    Location of airfield

    17 km southwest of Ostrava.

    Use during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Current use

    Regional airport.

    Radio navigation

    Data for the year 1990:
    • LOM: 458 "NR / RN"
    • LMM: 221 "N / R"

    Radio

    The radio call sign of the airfield was "NEKTAR" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 710" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    82 SSLT: L-39ZA, MiG-21MF, UM (1990); 1 SMDLP: An-12, An-26, L-410M, T, Mi-17 (1990)

    Installations

    Dispersal area in the northeast of the field with large parking pads.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Náměšt nad Oslavou: Air Base

    Hartvikovice

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N490957 E0160730 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 1549 ft
    Location Indicator: LKNA
    Airfield ID: Punkt 140

    Use during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Current use

    Military airfield.

    Radio

    The radio call sign of the airfield was "LUNA" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 140" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    20 SBOLP "Biskajsky": L-29, Su-22M4/UM3K (1990)

    Olomouc: Airfield

    Olmütz-Neredin, Аэродром Оломоуц

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N493517 E0171228 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 853 ft
    Location Indicator: LKOL

    Use until 1945

    Flugplatz Olmütz-Neredin

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet helicopter base.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Radio navigation

    Data for the year 1990:
    • NDB: 711 "PM"

    Radio

    Call sign "PRUJAKUM" (ПРУЯКУМ) or "PRUZKUM" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 280" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    ??? Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-17 (1990)

    Bibliography

    • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from 194x

    Otrokovice: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N491155 E0173104 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 604 ft
    Location Indicator: LKOT

    Location of airfield

    Southwestern edge of Otkrovice.

    Use during the Cold War

    Zlin aircraft manufacturing company.

    Panenský Týnec: Airfield

    Letiště Panenský Týnec

    See: Panenský Týnec: Airfield

    Pardubice: Air Base

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N500048 E0154418 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 741 ft
    Location Indicator: LKPD

    Location of airfield

    Southwest of Pardubice.

    Use until 1945

    Pardubitz air base.

    Use during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Current use

    Air base.

    Runways

    Data for the year 1990:
    • 09/27: 2500 m x 80 m

    Radio navigation

    Data for the year 1990:
    • LOM: 481.5 "PK"
    • LMM: 233 "P"

    Radio

    The call sign of the airfield was "PRAVEK" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 260" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    30 BILP "Ostravsky": L-39ZA, Su-25K/UBK (1990)

    Bibliography

    • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from 194x

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Praha: Kbely Air Base

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N500717 E0143237 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 939 ft
    Location Indicator: LKKB
    Airfield ID: Punkt 420

    Use until 1945

    Prag-Gbell air base.

    Use during the Cold War

    Military air base: transport aircrafts. Delivery of MiG-21 and helicopters for maintenance at Letňany.

    Current use

    Military airfield.

    Runways

    • 06/24: 2000 m x 45 m Asphalt

    Radio

    The radio call sign of the airfield was "KARBID" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 420" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    3 DLP "T.G. Masaryka": An-24V, Mi-8T, Mi-8P, L-410T, UVP, Tu-134A, Tu-154B-2, Yak-40 (1990)

    Bibliography

    • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Historical map

    Praha: Ruzyně Airport

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N500602 E0141540 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 1247'
    Location Indicator: LKPR
    Airfield ID: Punkt 440

    Use until 1945

    Prag-Rusin air base.

    Use during the Cold War

    Airport.

    Current use

    Airport.

    Radio

    The military radio call sign of the airfield was "SMARAGD" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 440" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Bibliography

    • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Historical map

    Přerov: Air Base

    Letiště Přerov, Bochor

    See: Přerov: Air Base

    Prostějov: Airfield

    Prostejov

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N492652 E0170802 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 705 ft
    Location Indicator: LKPV

    Location of airfield

    2 km south of Prostejov.

    Use until 1945

    Proßnitz air base.

    Use during the Cold War

    Military helicopter base.

    Current use

    Occasional military traffic for parachute training. Aeroclub.

    Radio

    Call sign "VYTVOR" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 220" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Units

    51 VRP "Dr. Edvarda Benese": Mi-17, Mi-24D (1990)

    Links

    Tábor: Airfield

    Letiště Tábor, Všechov

    See: Tábor: Airfield

    Tchořovice: Airfield

    Letiště Tchořovice, Blatna

    See: Tchořovice: Airfield

    Trebechovice por Orebem: Bombing Range

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

    Radio

    The radio call sign was "JILEC" (198x).

    Věžná: Airfield

    Letiště Věžná

    See: Věžná: Airfield

    Vodochody: Airfield

    Klecany, Odolena Voda

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N501260 E0142347 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 919 ft
    Location Indicator: LKVO

    Location of airfield

    North-northwest of Klecany.

    Use during the Cold War

    Aero aircraft manufacturing company.

    Radio

    The radio call sign of the airfield was "BAKELIT"? Also used "Vodochody Approach / Tower" (1970)
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 450" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Vyškov: Airfield

    See: Vyškov: Airfield

    Vyškov: Highway Strip

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N491758 E0170135 (WGS84)

    Location of airfield

    The highway strip is located immediately to the east of Vyškov airfield.

    Runways

    • 02/20: 2800 m Highway Strip

    Images

    The former highway strip in May 2016

    Zábřeh: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N495545 E0180416 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 794 ft
    Location Indicator: LKZA

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 10/28: 2050 m x 30 m

    Radio

    The radio call sign of the airfield was "SOKOL" (198x).
    According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 750" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Žatec: Air Base

    Letiště Žatec, Zatec, Postoloprty

    See: Žatec: Air Base

    Žatec: Macerka Airfield

    Letiště Žatec Macerka, Ceradice

    See: Žatec: Macerka Airfield

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