Gromovo (Sakkola)

Location18 km NW Sosnovo
Coordinates60° 42.8' N 30° 6.7' E (60.7133,30.1117)
Elevation70 m (230 ft)
Runway2500x40 m (8202x131 ft) 120-300°T (CONC)
Military units180 IAP (31 MiG-31, 1991)[#1].

Comments and historyOld, small fighter airfield with crude extension from 2000 to 2500 m. Located only 90 km north of St Petersburg (Leningrad). It housed a MiG-23 regiment and also An-26, An-72, and Mi-8 operations. Flying ceased in 2002, and at the time MiG-23 and MiG-31 were operated from this location. All remaining aircraft were removed in 2006. The airfield is nearly in unusable condition, and there are some rumors the airfield is being renovated.

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