Slovakia: Air Bases and Military Airfields

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Cold War Airfields, by Bert Kondruss

Until 1992, the territory of today's Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia (Československo).

Military airfields in Slovakia (11)
Bratislava: Airport
Hrádok: Highway Strip
Košice: Air Base
Malacky: Airfield
Malacky: Firing Range
Piešt'any: Airfield
Prešov: Airfield
Sliač: Airfield
Topol'čany: Airfield
Trenčin: Airfield
Trnava: Airfield

Bratislava: Airport

Ivanka, Letisko M.R.Štefánika

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CoordinatesN481012 E0171246 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 436 ft
Location indicatorLKIB, LZIB

Runways

  • 04/22: 2900 m x 60 m Concrete
  • 13/31: 3190 m x 45 m Concrete

Radio communication

According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 780" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Hrádok: Highway Strip

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CoordinatesN484126 E0175221 (WGS84) Google Maps

Runways

  • 18/36: ca. 3200 m

Košice: Air Base

Kosice, Barca

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CoordinatesN483947 E0211428 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 755 ft
Location indicatorLZKZ

Location of airfield

6 km south of Košice.

Use today

Regional airport.

Runways

  • 01/19: 3100 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 01/19: 1000 m x 60 m Grass

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "KOLEKCE" (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 960" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

2 LSP: L-29, L-39C/V (1990)

Malacky: Airfield

Kuchyňa

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CoordinatesN482411 E0170708 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 679 ft
Location indicatorLKMC, LZMC

Location of airfield

8 km southeast of Malacky.

Runways

  • 02/20: 2487 m x 56 m Concrete

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "RUDOKOP" (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 700" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

Target towing: L-39V (1990).

Malacky: Firing Range

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Usage during the Cold War

Former air-ground training area for Czechoslovak Air Force.

Radio communication

The radio call sign was "ERABURA" (1990)

Piešt'any: Airfield

Piestany, Letisko Piešťany

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CoordinatesN483733 E0174944 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 545 ft
Location indicatorLKPP, LZPP

Use today

Airport; Military museum.

Runways

  • 01/19: 2000 m x 30 m Asphalt/Concrete
  • 01/19: 1400 m x 50 m Grass

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "CITRON" (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 740" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

3 LSP: L-29, L-39C, ZA, L-410M, Mi-2, Mi-17 (1990).

Prešov: Airfield

Presov

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CoordinatesN490150 E0211850 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLKPW, LZPW

Location of airfield

6 km northeast of Prešov.

Usage during the Cold War

Reserve airfield.

Use today

Military helicopter base.

Sliač: Airfield

Letisko Sliač, Sliac, Zvolen, Tri Duby, Зволен

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CoordinatesN483818 E0190804 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1043 ft
Location indicatorLKSL, LZSL

Location

2 km north of Sliač, 7km north of Zvolen.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 18/36: 2340 m x 60 m Concrete
  • 18/36: 1000 m x 100 m Grass

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM: 412 "FS"
  • LMM: 843 "F"

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "FIKUS" ("ФИКУС") (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 880" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

Soviet helicopter unit OBVP Mi-8, Mi-24; departed 10/1990.

Topol'čany: Airfield

Topolcany

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CoordinatesN483236 E0180316 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

8 km west-southwest of Topol'čany.

Usage during the Cold War

Reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 02/20: 2500 m Grass

Trenčin: Airfield

Letisko Trenčín, Trencin

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CoordinatesN485151 E0175932 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 676 ft
Location indicatorLKTN, LZTN

Location of airfield

4 km southwest of Trenčin.

Usage during the Cold War

Maintenance of aircraft types L-29, L-39, L-410, MiG-23, Su-22, Su-25 (1990).

Use today

Airfield, aircraft maintenance.

Runways

  • 04/22: 2000 m x 30 m Concrete
  • 03/21: 1000 m x 66 m Grass

Radio communication

The call sign of the airfield was "TENOR" (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 730" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Trnava: Airfield

Boleraz

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CoordinatesN482708 E0173152 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 590 ft
Location indicatorLZTR

Location of airfield

9 km north-northwest of Trnava.

Usage during the Cold War

Reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 14/32: 2700 m Grass

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