Military airfields and airbases in Hungary

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

24 entries
Berettyóújfalu: Airfield
Börgönd: Airfield
Csákvár: Airfield
Debrecen: Air Base
Földes: Airfield
Gyõr: Airfield
Kalocsa Foktö: Airfield
Kecskemét: Air Base
Kenyeri: Airfield
Kiliti: Airfield
Kiskunlacháza: Air Base
Kunmadaras: Air Base
Mezõkövesd: Airfield
Orosháza: Airfield
Pápa: Air Base
Püspökladany: Airfield?
Pusztavacs: Airfield?
Sármellek: Airfield
Szentkiralyszabadja: Airfield
Szolnok: Airfield
Tápiószentmárton: Airfield
Tapolca: Airfield
Taszár: Air Base
Tököl: Air Base

Berettyóújfalu: Airfield

Аэродром Береттьоуйфалу

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N471415 E0212833 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 322 ft

Use during the Cold War

Airfield of the Soviet forces.

Current use

Closed.

Runways

  • 11/29: ~ 2800 m Grass

Sources

The location is shown on old TPC/ONC maps. It is also shown on a russian topographic map. On Google Earth (2009), the area is barely visible.

Börgönd: Airfield

Borgond, Börgöndi repülőtér

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N470733 E0183006 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 404 ft
Location Indicator: LHBD

Use during the Cold War

Helicopter base of Hungarian Air Force.

Current use

General aviation.

Runways

  • 01/19 Grass

Csákvár: Airfield

Csákvári repülőtér, Аэродром Чаквар

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N472104 E0182551 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 486'

Use during the Cold War

Soviet? airfield.

Current use

Closed.

Runways

  • 04/22: 2054 m x 19 m Concrete

Installations

Simple layout: relativly short and narrow runway, parallel taxiway, two small ramps, 12 open parking positions in the north.

Links

    Debrecen: Air Base

    Debreceni repülőtér, Debrecen Airport, Аэродром Дебрецен

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N472921 E0213657 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 358 ft
    Location Indicator: LHDC

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet air base.

    Current use

    Regional airport.

    Runways

    • 05R/23L: 2500 m x 40 m Concrete
    • 05L/23R: 2300 m x 80 m Concrete Emergency

    Radio

    Call sign "GORJET" (ГОРЖЕТ) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Two parallel runways, circular taxiway, several shelter and open parking positions; railway line in the north.

    Földes: Airfield

    Foldes, Аэродром Фёльдеш

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N471715 E0212356 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 331 ft

    Location of airfield

    East of Földes.

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    • 06/24: ca. 3000 m Grass

    Sources

    The location is show on old TPC/ONC maps. It is also shown on a russian topographic map. On Google Earth (2009), the area is barely visible. The military use is documented in the internet (see links).

    Links

    Gyõr: Airfield

    Győr–Pér repülőtér

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N473738 E0174832 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 420'
    Location Indicator: LHPR

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield?

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 12/30: ~2900 m Grass

    Sources

    The former military usage is described at the homepage of today's airport (see link section). The total length of nearly 3 km is another indicator for it.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Kalocsa Foktö: Airfield

    Kalocsai repülőtér, Fokto, Аэродром Калоча Фоктё

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N463312 E0185631 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 299'
    Location Indicator: LHKA

    Location of airfield

    3 km northwest of Kalocsa.

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet helicopter base.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 17/35: 2500 m x 60 m Concrete

    Radio

    Call sign "VERCHOVOD" (Quelle: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Runway with taxiways on both sides; more than 60 parking pads.

    Kecskemét: Air Base

    Titan

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N465503 E0194457 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 376 ft
    Location Indicator: LHKE

    Location of airfield

    East-northeast of Kecskemét.

    Use during the Cold War

    Hungarian Air Force base.

    Current use

    Hungarian Air Force base.

    Runways

    • 12/30: 2500 m x 60 m Concrete

    Radio

    Call sign "DALNOK" (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    The air base had two remote dispersal areas in the northeast.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Kenyeri: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N472216 E0170835 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 495 ft

    Location of airfield

    4 km southeast of Kenyeri.

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield with grass runway.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    • 16/34: ~2500 m Grass

    Sources

    The airfield is shown on old TPC/ONC maps with approx. 2700 m unpaved runway. On the internet, several sources report about periodical usage by the Hungarian Airforce. On Google Maps (2009), the area is good visible.

    Links

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Kiliti: Airfield

    Siófok-Kiliti repülőtér, Balaton-Ságvár

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N465127 E0180544 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 420 ft
    Location Indicator: LHSK

    Location of airfield

    Southeast of Balatonkiliti.

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield with unpaved runway.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 15/33: ~2900 m Grass

    Sources

    Die airfield is drawn on old TPC/ONC maps as "Balaton-Sagvar" with ca. 2500 m of unpaved runway. Several internet sources and the current homepage describe the frequent use by the Hungarian Airforce. One of the pages (see link sections) has pictures of MiG-21 at Kiliti.

    Links

    Kiskunlacháza: Air Base

    Kiskunlacházi repülőtér, Аэродром Кишкунлацхаза

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N471038 E0190427 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 322 ft
    Location Indicator: LHKK

    Location of airfield

    6 km southeast of Kiskunlacháza.

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet air base.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 14/32: 2500 m

    Radio

    Call Sign "AMPER" (АМПЕР) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Several open parking pads and shelter west of the runway; shelter area in the northeast; railway from the northwest.

    Kunmadaras: Air Base

    Kunmadarasi repülőtér, Аэродром Кунмадараш

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N472326 E0204702 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 300'
    Location Indicator: LHKM

    Location of airfield

    5 km south of Kunmadaras.

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet airbase.

    Current use

    Closed, used as race track.

    Runways

    • 05/23: 2500 m

    Radio

    Rufzeichen "FOXTROTT" (ФОКСТРОТ) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Mezõkövesd: Airfield

    Mezőkövesdi repülőtér, Mezokovesd, Klementina, Аэродром Мезёкёвешд

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N474857 E0203814 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Location of airfield

    Ca. 5 km north-northeast of Mezõkövesd.

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield.

    Runways

    • 05/23: 3500 m

    Radio

    Call sign "FALU" (ФАЛУ) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Simple Layout: long and wide runway, parallel taxiway, ramp in the southwest; railway from the north.

    Orosháza: Airfield

    Аэродром Орошаза

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N463156 E0203855 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    • 06/24: ~2700 m Grass

    Sources

    The airfield is drawn on old TPC/ONC maps. The military use is described in one of the internet sources (see link section).

    Links

    Pápa: Air Base

    MH Pápa Bázisrepülőtér, Párduc

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N472150 E0173003 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 485 ft
    Location Indicator: LHPA

    Location of airfield

    4 km northeast of Papa.

    Use during the Cold War

    Hungarian Air Force base.

    Current use

    Hungarian Air Force airbase.

    Runways

    • 16/34: 2400 m x 58 m Concrete

    Radio

    Call sign "KERUT" (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Dispersal areas in the northeastern and southeastern part of the air base.

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Püspökladany: Airfield?

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N471801 E0205908 ? (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 280'

    Location of airfield

    10 km west-southwest of Püspökladany.

    Use during the Cold War

    Reserve airfield?

    Current use

    Closed.

    Sources

    The airfield is shown on old TPC/ONC maps. On Google Earth (2009), an area is visible. But with a length of only 1800 m (ca.), it is unusual short, compared to other reserve airfields. The military use is described in one of the internet sources (see link section).

    Links

    Pusztavacs: Airfield?

    Örkény, Orkeny

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N470906 E0193142 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 449 ft

    Use during the Cold War

    Unknown.

    Runways

    • 13/31: ~2200 m Grass

    Sources

    The airfield is shown on old TPC/ONC maps as "Orkeny", with ca. 2400 m of unpaved runway. But the location is 7 km northeast of Örkény, southeast of Pusztavacs. The area is good visible on Google Earth (2009).

    Sármellek: Airfield

    Balaton, Аэродром Шармеллек

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N464112 E0170934 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 408 ft
    Location Indicator: LHSM

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet Air Force base.

    Current use

    Airport.

    Runways

    • 17/35: 2500 m x 60 m

    Radio

    Call sign "BENGAL" (ВЕНГАЛ) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Airfields in the vicinity

    Szentkiralyszabadja: Airfield

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N470441 E0175806 (WGS84)
    Elevation: 919 ft
    Location Indicator: LHSA

    Runways

    • 16/34: 2000 m x 60 m Asphalt

    Szolnok: Airfield

    Opera, Szolnok Helikopter Bázis

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N470723 E0201409 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 292 ft
    Location Indicator: LHSN

    Current use

    Air Base.

    Radio

    Call sign "BASCHLEMES" (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Tápiószentmárton: Airfield

    Tápióbicskei repülőtér, Аэродром Тапиосентмартон, "Тапио"

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N471838 E0194629 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 344 ft

    Location of airfield

    3 km southeast of Tápiószentmárton.

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet reserve airfield.

    Current use

    General aviation.

    Runways

    • 13/31: ~2500 m Grass

    Sources

    The airfield is shown on old TPC/ONC maps, with ca. 2400 m of unpaved runway. The military use is described on the internet (see link section).

    Links

    Tapolca: Airfield

    Tapolcai repülőtér

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N465153 E0172415 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 351 ft

    Use during the Cold War

    Possibly reserve airfield.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    • 17/35: ~3000 m Grass

    Sources

    The airfield is shown on old TPC/ONC maps, with ca. 2600 m unpaved runway. On Google Earth (2009), the area is good visible.

    Taszár: Air Base

    Kaland

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N462334 E0175458 (WGS84) Google Maps
    Elevation: 526 ft
    Location Indicator: LHTA

    Use during the Cold War

    Hungarian Air Force base.

    Current use

    Closed.

    Runways

    • 16/34: 2500 m x 60 m Concrete

    Radio

    Call sign "ZELESEG" (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Installations

    Parallel runway, several open parking positions, remote sites in the northwest and northeast.

    Tököl: Air Base

    Tököli repülőtér, Tokol, Аэродром Тёкёль

    For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
    Coordinates: N472043 E0185851 (WGS84) Google Maps

    Use during the Cold War

    Soviet air base.

    Runways

    • 14/32: 2500 m x 80 m

    Radio

    Call Sign "BOLJANKA" (БОЛЖАНКА) (Source: www.strizhi.ru)

    Links

    Glossary

    The following terms might help you for your own research on search engines. I'm not an expert for hungarian, so it is without warranty. Corrections and additions are welcome!

    Hungarian

    Airfieldrepülés, repülõtér
    Airfieldsrepülõtérek
    Military airfieldkatonai reptér
    Paramilitary organisationMHSZ Magyar Honvédelmi Szövetség
    sovietszovjet

    Russian

    Airfieldаэродром
    Airportаэропорт
    Call signпозывной
    HungaryВенгрия

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