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.

Military airfields in Czechia (43)
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

KoordinatenN491625 E0143006 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 432 m
Location indicatorLKBC

Bory: Heliport

Letiště Plzeň, Pilsen

KoordinatenN494353 E0132008 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLKPB

Brno: Slatina Airfield

Letiště Černovice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN491043 E0163957 (WGS84) Google Maps

Usage 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

KoordinatenN490905 E0164138 (WGS84) Google Maps

Čáslav: Air Base

Chotusice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN495623 E0152255 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 794 ft
Location indicatorLKCV
Airfield IdPunkt 250

Location of airfield

North of Čáslav.

Usage until 1945

Caslau airfield.

Usage during the Cold War

Air base.

Use today

Air base.

Runways

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

Radio beacons

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

Radio communication

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 communication

Call sign "UHLIK" (1990)

České Budějovice: Air Base

Ceske Budejovice

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN485647 E0142539 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1417 ft
Location indicatorLKCS, LKPD

Location of airfield

6 km southwest of České Budějovice.

Usage until 1945

Budweis airfield.

Usage during the Cold War

Air base.

Use today

Air base.

Runways

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

Radio beacons

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

Radio communication

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!
KoordinatenN500358 E0122441 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1575'
Location indicatorLKCB (1992)

Location

Location of airfield

Southeast of Cheb.

Usage 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

Dlouha Lhota: Airfield

Pribram, Letiště Přibram

KoordinatenN494314 E0140604 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1434 ft
Location indicatorLKPM

Dobra Voda: Bombing Range

Hartmanice

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

Radio communication

Call sign "HERNA" (198x).

Doupov: Firing Range

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

Usage during the Cold War

Air-ground range for 11 SLP from Žatec.

Radio communication

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!

Usage during the Cold War

Air-ground range.

Radio communication

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!
KoordinatenN493552 E0153252 (WGS84) Google Maps
Airfield IdPunkt 240

Location of airfield

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

Usage during the Cold War

Military helicopter base.

Radio communication

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

KoordinatenN495053 E0135337 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1214 ft
Location indicatorLKHV

Hradčany: Air Base

Mimon, Аэродром Градчане

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN503710 E0144358 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 912 ft
Location indicatorLKHR

Location of airfield

South of Mimon.

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet air base.

Use today

Closed.

Runways

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

Radio beacons

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

Radio communication

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)

Hradec Králové: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN501512 E0155042 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 791 ft
Location indicatorLKHK

Location of airfield

North of Hradec Králové.

Usage during the Cold War

Air base.

Runways

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

Radio beacons

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

Radio communication

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 communication

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

    Kunovice: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN490148 E0172624 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 581'
    Location indicatorLKKU

    Location of airfield

    Southwest of Kunovice.

    Usage 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!
    KoordinatenN500754 E0143130 (WGS84) Google Maps
    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

    KoordinatenN494025 E0131615 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Měřín: Highway Strip

    Merin

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN492257 E0155602 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 1675'
    Airfield IdPunkt 153

    Usage during the Cold War

    Highway strip.

    Runways

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

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN501410 E0145520 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 656 ft

    Location of airfield

    East of Milovice.

    Usage until 1945

    Milowitz airfield.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Soviet air base.

    Use today

    Closed.

    Runways

    Data for the year 1990:
    • 10/28

    Radio beacons

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

    Radio communication

    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

    KoordinatenN503224 E0150024 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 801 ft
    Location indicatorLKMH

    Mošnov: Airfield

    Ostrava, Mosnov, Albrechtice

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN494148 E0180642 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 844 ft
    Location indicatorLKMT
    Airfield IdPunkt 710

    Location of airfield

    17 km southwest of Ostrava.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Use today

    Regional airport.

    Radio beacons

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

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN490957 E0160730 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 1549 ft
    Location indicatorLKNA
    Airfield IdPunkt 140

    Usage during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Use today

    Military airfield.

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN493517 E0171228 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 853 ft
    Location indicatorLKOL

    Usage until 1945

    Flugplatz Olmütz-Neredin

    Usage during the Cold War

    Soviet helicopter base.

    Use today

    General aviation.

    Radio beacons

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

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN491155 E0173104 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 604 ft
    Location indicatorLKOT

    Location of airfield

    Southwestern edge of Otkrovice.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Zlin aircraft manufacturing company.

    Panenský Týnec: Airfield

    Letiště Panenský Týnec

    KoordinatenN501822 E0135603 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 1213 ft
    Location indicatorLKPC

    Pardubice: Air Base

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN500048 E0154418 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 741 ft
    Location indicatorLKPD

    Location of airfield

    Southwest of Pardubice.

    Usage until 1945

    Pardubitz air base.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Air base.

    Use today

    Air base.

    Runways

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

    Radio beacons

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

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN500717 E0143237 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 939 ft
    Location indicatorLKKB
    Airfield IdPunkt 420

    Usage until 1945

    Prag-Gbell air base.

    Usage during the Cold War

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

    Use today

    Military airfield.

    Runways

    • 06/24: 2000 m x 45 m Asphalt

    Radio communication

    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!
    KoordinatenN500602 E0141540 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 1247'
    Location indicatorLKPR
    Airfield IdPunkt 440

    Usage until 1945

    Prag-Rusin air base.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Airport.

    Use today

    Airport.

    Radio communication

    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

    KoordinatenN492533 E0172417 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 676 ft
    Location indicatorLKPO

    Prostějov: Airfield

    Prostejov

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN492652 E0170802 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 705 ft
    Location indicatorLKPV

    Location of airfield

    2 km south of Prostejov.

    Usage until 1945

    Proßnitz air base.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Military helicopter base.

    Use today

    Occasional military traffic for parachute training. Aeroclub.

    Radio communication

    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

    KoordinatenN492619 E0143716 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Tchořovice: Airfield

    Letiště Tchořovice, Blatna

    KoordinatenN492552 E0134750 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 1539 ft
    Location indicatorLKBL

    Trebechovice por Orebem: Bombing Range

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

    Radio communication

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

    Věžná: Airfield

    Letiště Věžná

    KoordinatenN492505 E0145952 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Vodochody: Airfield

    Klecany, Odolena Voda

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN501260 E0142347 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 919 ft
    Location indicatorLKVO

    Location of airfield

    North-northwest of Klecany.

    Usage during the Cold War

    Aero aircraft manufacturing company.

    Radio communication

    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

    KoordinatenN491760 E0170130 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Location indicatorLKVY

    Vyškov: Highway Strip

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    KoordinatenN491758 E0170135 (WGS84) Google Maps

    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!
    KoordinatenN495545 E0180416 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 794 ft
    Location indicatorLKZA

    Usage during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield.

    Use today

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 10/28: 2050 m x 30 m

    Radio communication

    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

    KoordinatenN502216 E0133520 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation 273 m
    Location indicatorLKZC

    Žatec: Macerka Airfield

    Letiště Žatec Macerka, Ceradice

    KoordinatenN501903 E0133043 (WGS84) Google Maps

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