Alternate namesMendeleyevo, Sernovodsk
Location17 km SW Yuzhno-Kurilsk
Coordinates43° 57.6' N 145° 41.1' E (43.9600,145.6850)
Elevation152 m (499 ft)
Runway01/19 2120x36 m (6955x118 ft) 003-183°T (CONC)
Military unitsCivilian

Comments and historySmall civilian airfield located on Ostrov Kunashir with one small parking apron. This is the closest airfield to Japan, at a distance of only 50 km. It was built by the Japanese in the 1920s or 1930s. However by 2006 it was closed for rebuilding due to extensive deterioration, and was expected to re-open in 2008. Listed as Sernovodsk on US DoD GNC-6 (1977).

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=43.9600,145.6850&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.9600,145.6850&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=43.9600,145.6850
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.9600,145.6850&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=43.9600,145.6850
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=43.9600&lon=145.6850&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=43.9600_N_145.6850_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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