Alternate namesIturup
Location1 km W Burevestnik
Coordinates44° 55.1' N 147° 37.3' E (44.9183,147.6217)
Elevation24 m (79 ft)
Runway14/32 2400x30 m (7874x98 ft) 135-315°T (CONC)
Military units387 IAP (40 MiG-23), 1988.

Comments and historyBurevestnik is a PVO interceptor air base that establishes defense of the Kurile Islands. An American DC-8 was forced to land here in 1968 after straying off course. In April 1983 MiG-21s were alerted due to approach of US F-14s but did not take off due to weather. This unit was upgraded with MiG-23 aircraft in 1983. The 387 IAP was disbanded in 1993 and integrated with units at Dolinsk-Sokol and Smyrnykh.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=44.9183,147.6217&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.9183,147.6217&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=44.9183,147.6217
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.9183,147.6217&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=44.9183,147.6217
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=44.9183&lon=147.6217&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=44.9183_N_147.6217_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data:
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment: CAICA

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