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Kluczewo Airfield

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Kluczewo Airfield is a former Soviet airbase located in Kluczewo, a suburb of Stargard Szczeciński in Poland . Its concrete runway measures 2500 x 60 m, but it is closed to air traffic.

Kluczewo Airfield
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Operator formerly Soviet Air Force
Location Stargard Szczeciński
Coordinates

53°16′50″N
14°58′00″E / 53.28056; 14.96667

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
325/035 8,250 2,500 concrete
Disused

Kluczewo Airfield

The base was originally built by the Luftwaffe in 1935 and used as Fliegerhorst Klützow until early 1945 when it was overrun by the Red Army. Soviet air units were based there from 1948 to 1992. Over the years the base was expanded, and a number of hardened aircraft shelters built. A small military town housing the airmen and their families was built nearby. The last unit stationed there was the 159th 'Novorossiysk' Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment flying Su-27 Flankers. After the Soviet forces left, the base was abandoned, and has fallen into ruin. In 1993 the airfield together with Kluczewo was included within the city limits of Stargard Szczeciński. In subsequent years the runway was used for auto shows from time to time.

A Russian Su-27 Flanker departing Kluczewo for the last time, July, 1992

A Russian Su-27 Flanker departing Kluczewo for the last time, July, 1992 (click to enlarge)

Recently Bridgestone announced plans to build a large tire factory near the site. Construction began in June, 2007, but the runway will be preserved for possible use in the future.

In July 2007 Polish researchers from the Institute of Environmental Engineering at Częstochowa University of Technology undertook trials of bacteria based bioaugmentation and biostimulation to gain biodegradation of oil hydrocarbons and reduce soil contamination of the site.

A Russian Su-27 Flanker departing Kluczewo for the last time, July, 1992

A Russian Su-27 Flanker departing Kluczewo for the last time, July, 1992 (click to enlarge)


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