Rutja: Airfield

Rakvere/Vainupaa, Аэродром Рутья

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
The history of the Cold War airfields: Rutja
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N593213 E0261845 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 150 ft


Map with location of Rutja Airfield


Rutja is located in Estonia. During the Cold War, there was a military aerodrome of the Soviet Air Force. Today, the airfield is closed.

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet reserve airfield.


Rutja airfield, Estonia, on a US satellite image from July 1980
Rutja airfield on a US satellite image from July 1980 - In the approach sectors, one lane extends 2 km to the northeast and 4 km to the southwest. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Rutja Air Base, Estonia
Enlargement (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)


  • 05/23: 2500 m


Simple Layout: runway, parallel runway in the south, ramps.


Use today



Airfields in the vicinity

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