Military Airfields and Airbases in Lithuania

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

12 entries
Birzai: Highway Strip
Jonava: Airfield
Jonava East: Airfield
Kartena: Highway Strip
Kaunas: Heliport
Kazlų Rūda: Airfield
Kėdainiai: Air Base
Pajuostis: Air Base
Paliepiai: Airfield
Panevėžys: Highway Strip
Šiauliai: Air Base
Valkininkai: Airfield

Birzai: Highway Strip

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N560708 E0245708 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 250 ft

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located ca. 15 km southeast of Biržai, on road 123.

Runways

  • 10/28: 2500 m

Jonava: Airfield

Jonava Southeast, Gaižiūnai, Гайжюнай, Rukla, Аэродром Рукла

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N550039 E0242144 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 280 ft

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 8 km southeast of the city.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet reserve air base and paratrooper base.

Current use

Closed.

Runways

  • 12/30: 2400 m

Airfields in the vicinity

Jonava East: Airfield

Makštava, Аэродром Макштава

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N550605 E0242458 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 260 ft

General

Reserve airfield.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 8 km east-northeast of Jonava.

Runways

  • 09/27: 3000 m Grass

Airfields in the vicinity

Kartena: Highway Strip

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N555532 E0213405 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 270 ft

Location

Kartena is located ca. 30 km northeast of Klaipėda.

Location of airfield

The highway strip beginns 5 km east of Kartena, on the A11.

Runways

  • 08/26: 2500 m

Kaunas: Heliport

Freda, Каунас

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N545241 E0235434 (WGS84) Google Maps

Use during the Cold War

Soviet helicopter base.

Current use

Closed.

Kazlų Rūda: Airfield

Kazlu Ruda, Kazlų Rūdos aerodromas

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N544823 E0233156 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 235 ft

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 6 km north-northeast of Kazlų Rūda.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet reserve air base.

Current use

Closed, used for car races.

Runways

  • 12/30: 2200 m

Airfields in the vicinity

Kėdainiai: Air Base

Kedainia, Аэродром Кедайняй

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N551842 E0235723 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 165 ft

Location of airfield

The airfield is located at the nordern edge of Kėdainiai.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet transport aircraft base.

Current use

Closed.

Runways

  • 16/34: 2000 m

Airfields in the vicinity

Pajuostis: Air Base

Tulpe, Panevezys, Аэродром Паневежис

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N554347 E0242734 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 197 ft
Location Indicator: EYPP

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 5 km east-southeast of Panevėžys.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet air base until 199x (128 VTAP/128 втап: Il-76)

Current use

Military airfield.

Runways

  • 13/31: 2000 m x 41 m Concrete

Installations

Railway siding from the north-west.

Airfields in the vicinity

Paliepiai: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N551915 E0233103 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 315 ft

General

Reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 04/22: 3000 m

Links

Panevėžys: Highway Strip

Panevezys

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N553847 E0242112 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 215 ft

General

This highway strip is mentioned at TPC maps, but it cannot be fully confirmed by satellite images and Google Street View.

Runways

  • 02/20

Šiauliai: Air Base

Siauliai, Zoknių aerodromas, Аэродром Шяуляй, Зокняй, Zokniai

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N555340 E0232342 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 443 ft
Location Indicator: EYSA

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 5 km southeast of the town center.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet air base (Early warning aircraft).

Current use

Military air base with civilian use.

Runways

  • 14L/32R: 3500 m
  • 14R/32L: 3280 m

Links

Valkininkai: Airfield

Dargužiai, Darguziai

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N542241 E0245103 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 410 ft

Location

Dargužiai is located ca. 40 km southwest of Vilnius.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 2 km west-southwest of Dargužiai.

Use during the Cold War

Reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 05/23: 2000 m Grass

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 044°/40km Vilnius: Airport

Other Airfields

The purpose of the following airfields remained unclear to me:
  • Kaunas: For the place of today's Kaunas airport, old TPC maps show an airfield with an unpaved runway of 8200 feet (=2500 m). This could have been a soviet reserve airfield.
  • Valkininkai / Darguziai: This airfield is located 45 km southwest of Vilnius and is still active. This could have been a soviet reserve airfield as well.

Glossary

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

EnglishLithuanianRussian
Airfieldaerodromasаэродром
Airportoro uostasаэропорт
Call Signпозывной
LithuaniaLietuvaЛитва

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