Prostějov: Airfield

Letiště Prostějov

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CoordinatesN492652 E0170802 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 705 ft
Location indicatorLKPV
Map with location of Prostějov Airfield, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Prostějov
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

2 km south of Prostejov.

During World War II

Usage

Proßnitz air base.

Situation

Prossnitz Air Base on a map 1943
Prossnitz Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

Military helicopter base.

Overview

Prostějov Airfield, Czech Republic, on a US satellite image 1980
Prostějov Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 August 1980 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Northern part with barracks and helicopter parking pads
Northern part with barracks and helicopter parking pads (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Southern part with runway
Southern part with runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio communication

Call sign "VYTVOR" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 220" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

51 VRP "Dr. Edvarda Benese": Mi-17, Mi-24D (1990)

Today

Usage

Occasional military traffic for parachute training. Aeroclub.

Images

Prostejov airfield with airplane
View from the south over the airfield with the plane taking off (2010)

Sources

Links

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