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Chkalovsky Airport (IATA: CKL[2], ICAO: UUMU[1]), is a military air base near Shchyolkovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia. It is located 31 km northeast of Moscow.

Chkalovsky Airport

Чкаловский (аэропорт)
Ильюшин Ил-86ВКП.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
Owner/OperatorRussian Air Force
ServesMoscow
Elevation AMSL499 ft / 152 m
Coordinates55°52′42″N 038°03′42″E / 55.87833°N 38.06167°E / 55.87833; 38.06167
Map
CKL is located in Moscow
CKL
CKL
Location relative to Moscow
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12R/30L 3,000 9,842 Concrete
Source: Aviapages.ru[1]

Chkalovsky provides air support for Star City, Russia, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center, and other elements of the Soviet space program and Russian Federal Space Agency. It is also a major transport base, with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division (since 2009-10, the 6991st Air Base) operating the Antonov An-12, An-72, Tupolev Tu-154, Ilyushin Il-76, and Il-86VKP. Chkalovsky received USSR's first Il-76K for cosmonaut training on 23 July 1977. On 27 March 1968, Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seryogin died in a MiG-15UTI that set off from this base, when it crashed near the town of Kirzhach.

The airport name is also given as Chkalovskoye. The facility should not be confused with Kaliningrad Chkalovsk airfield or Omsk Chkalovsk airfield.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ЧКАЛОВСКИЙ (ИКАО: УУМУ) / CHKALOVSKY (ICAO: UUMU)" (in Russian). Aviapages.ru. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  2. ^ Accident history for CKL at Aviation Safety Network

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