Donskoye (air base)

Donskoye (also Bryusterort or Donskoe) is an air base in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located 1 km east of Donskoye. It probably dates back to World War II, and is located nearly at Russia's most extreme western point. The facility contains 25 aircraft pads, and appears to be in a severe state of decay. Its original length was 2000 m, but only 500 m remains. Its pads are occupied by a number of helicopters.

Donskoye
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Navy
LocationDonskoye
Elevation AMSL164 ft / 50 m
Coordinates54°56′12″N 019°59′6″E / 54.93667°N 19.98500°E / 54.93667; 19.98500Coordinates: 54°56′12″N 019°59′6″E / 54.93667°N 19.98500°E / 54.93667; 19.98500
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1,640 500 Concrete

Units stationed at Donskoye in the early 1990s included 396 OKPLVP (396th Independent Shipborne Anti-submarine Helicopter Regiment) flying 22 Ka-27 helicopters; and 745 OPLVP (745th Independent Anti-submarine Helicopter Regiment) flying 15 Mi-14 helicopters [1] and 5 Ka-25 helicopters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya VMF". Aviabaza KPOI.