Alternate namesLuostari/Pechenga (US)
Location8 km E Zapolyarnyj
Coordinates69° 24.1' N 30° 59.3' E (69.4017,30.9883)
Elevation76 m (249 ft)
Runway02/20 1750x50 m (5741x164 ft) 030-210°T (ASPH)

Comments and historyFormer Cold War airfield which is the closest facility to the Norwegian border. It became a helicopter base in the 1990s, operated by 258 OVE flying Mi-24K/R, Mi-35, and Mi-8 helicopters. The helicopter regiment now appears to be gone, as Google high-res imagery showed no equipment based at the airfield, and the airfield is now in decay. It appears there was an attempt to extend the runway to 2000 m at one time.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth -,30.9883&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) -,30.9883&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=69.4017,30.9883
Google Maps (sat) -,30.9883&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=69.4017,30.9883
Wikimapia - (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack -

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC) (2000 edition)
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment:

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