Finland: Air Bases and Military Airfields

Suomi

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Cold War Airfields, by Bert Kondruss

(H/S = Highway Strip)

Southern Part

Military airfields in Finland (45)
Alavus: Highway Strip
Forssa: Highway Strip
Halli: Air Base
Helsinki: Vantaa Airport
Helsinki: Vantaa Highway Strip
Hyvinkää: Airfield
Immola: Airfield
Ivalo: Airfield
Jämijärvi: Airfield
Järvitalo: Highway Strip
Joroinen: Airfield
Joutsa: Highway Strip
Jyväskylä: Air Base
Kajaani: Airfield
Kauhava: Airfield
Kauhava: Highway Strip
Kemi: Airfield
Kittilä: Airfield
Kuopio: Air Base
Kymi: Airfield
Lusi: Highway Strip
Mikkeli: Highway Strip
Niinisalo: Highway Strip
Nivala: Highway Strip
Nummela: Airfield
Oripää: Airfield
Oulu: Air Base
Piikajärvi: Airfield
Pirkkala: Highway Strip
Pori: Airfield
Pudasjärvi: Airfield
Pudasjärvi: Highway Strip
Räyskälä: Airfield
Rotimojoki: Highway Strip
Rovaniemi: Airfield
Rovaniemi: Highway Strip
Siikakangas: Airfield
Tampere: Airfield
Tervo: Highway Strip
Turku: Airfield
Utti: Air Base
Varkhaus: Highway Strip
Virttaa: Highway Strip
Vuojärvi: Highway Strip
Ylläksentie: Highway Strip

Alavus: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N623940 E0233315 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 66, about 8 km northwest of Alavus.

Runways

  • 17/35: 2600 m

Installations

Parking loop at the northern end.

Forssa: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N605106 E0233118 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 2, about 5 km northwest of Forssa.

Runways

  • 14/32: 2100 m

Installations

There are parking loops at the ends.
Prepared installation for an arrestor cable?

Halli: Air Base

Kuorevesi, Hallin lentoasema

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Coordinates: N615122 E0244711 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 470 ft
Location Indicator: EFHA

Usage during the Cold War

Air base.

In the 1960s

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 312 "HAL", 081°/3.6 NM to field

In the 1970s

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 312 "HAL", 081°/3.6 NM to field

Radar

ASR

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 08/26: 2500 m x 60 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 312 "HAL", 081°/3.6 NM to field

Radar

ASR

Today

Usage

Military airfield with civil use.

Helsinki: Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema

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Coordinates: N601912 E0245720 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFHK

Usage during the Cold War

Helsinki airport. The Finnish Air Force had a QRA site at the field.

Use today

Helsinki airport. In times of crisis, also used as operational base by the Finnish Air Force, like in 2014.

Helsinki: Vantaa Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N601936 E0245512 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip was located immediately at the northwestern side of the Helsinki Vantaa airport, on road Katriinantie / Katrinevägen.

Current usage

Closed.

Runways

  • 02/20: 1500 m

Taxiways, aprons

On the southwest end was a taxiway to Vantaa airport.

Hyvinkää: Airfield

Hyvinge, Hyvinkään lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N603916 E0245252 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 430 ft
Location Indicator: EFHV

In the 1960s

Usage

Airfield of the Finnish Air Force.

Runways

  • : 1400 m x Gravel

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 396 "HYV", 036°/7.6 NM to field

Immola: Airfield

Immolan lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N611459 E0285412 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 329 ft
Location Indicator: EFIM

In the 1960s

Usage

Airfield operated by the Finnish Air Force.

Runways

  • : 1585 m Gravel

Ivalo: Airfield

Ivalon lentoasema

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Coordinates: N683626 E0272418 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFIV

Usage

Civilian airport with QRA loops / lanes at the runway and individual hardstands.

Jämijärvi: Airfield

Jämijärven lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N614644 E0224250 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFJM

In the 1960s

Usage

Airfield operated by the Finnish Air Force.

Runways

  • : 1005 m Gravel

Järvitalo: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N642847 E0255723 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 822, about 10 km southeast of Kärsämä.

Runways

  • 12/30: 2500 m

Joroinen: Airfield

Varkauden lentoasema, Varkaus Airport

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Coordinates: N621024 E0275157 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFVR

Usage

Airfield with QRA site and taxiway to the highway.

Joutsa: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N614611 E0260606 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 4 at the northern limits of Joutsa.

Runways

  • 17/35: 2500 m

Jyväskylä: Air Base

Jyvaskyla, Luonetjärvi, Tikkakoski, Jyväskylän lentoasema

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Coordinates: N622358 E0254043 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFJY

In the 1960s

Runways

  • : ca. 2000 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 362, later 296 "JYV", 309°/4.4 NM to field
  • VOR TIKKA: 115.2 "TIK", at field
  • ILS 31: 110.9 "JY"

In the 1970s

Runways

  • : ca. 2600 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 296 "JYV", 309°/4.4 NM to field
  • VOR TIKKA: 115.2 "TIK", at field
  • ILS 31: 110.9 "JY"

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 13/31: 2600 m x 60 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 296 "JYV", 308°/4.1 NM to field
  • VOR TIKKA: 115.2 "TIK", at field
  • ILS 31: 110.9 "JY"

Radar

ASR, PAR

Kajaani: Airfield

Kajaanin lentoasema

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Coordinates: N641708 E0274134 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFKI

Location of airfield

About 7 km north-northwest of Kajaani.

Usage

Civil airfield with QRA lanes.

Kauhava: Airfield

Kauhavan lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N630737 E0230306 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 141 ft
Location Indicator: EFKA

Location of airfield

The airfield is located about 2 km north of Kauhava.

In the 1960s

Runways

  • : 2400 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 393, later 345 "KAU", 174°/6.0 NM to field

In the 1970s

Runways

  • : ca. 1980 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 345 "KAU", 174°/6.0 NM to field

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 17/35: 2000 m x 60 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 345 "KAU", 174°/3.8 NM to field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Kauhava: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N630854 E0230608 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 63 about 3 km northeast of Kauhava airfield.

Runways

  • 04/22: 1500 m

Installations

There is a QRA site at each end, in the southwest and northeast.

Kemi: Airfield

Tornio, Kemi-Tornion lentoasema

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Coordinates: N654654 E0243455 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 62 ft
Location Indicator: EFKE

Location

About 4 km north of Kemi.

Usage

Civil airfield with QRA site.

Kittilä: Airfield

Kittilän lentoasema

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Coordinates: N674202 E0245050 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 645 ft
Location Indicator: EFKT

Location of airfield

5 km northwest of Kittilä.

Usage

Civil airport with multiple QRA sites.

Kuopio: Air Base

Rissala

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Coordinates: N630026 E0274752 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFKU

Location of airfield

13 km northeast of Kuopio.

Usage

Finnish Air Force base.

In the 1960s

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 310 "KUO", 331°/3.6 NM to field

In the 1970s

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 310 "KUO", 331°/3.6 NM to field
  • VOR: 113.8 "KUO", at field
  • ILS 33: 110.3 "KU"

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 06/24: 1500 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 15/33: 2800 m x 60 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 310 "KUR", 330°/4.8 NM to field
  • VORDME: 113.8 "KUO", at field
  • ILS 33: 110.3 "KU"

Radar

ASR, PAR

Installations

Underground shelter?

Kymi: Airfield

Kotka, Kymin lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N603428 E0265340 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 223 ft
Location Indicator: EFKY

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1500 m Gravel

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 368 "KYM", 324°/1.2 NM to field

In the 1970s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : ca. 1370 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 368 "KYM", 324°/1.2 NM to field

Airfields in the vicinity

Lusi: Highway Strip

Heinola, Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N611840 E0260657 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on highway 5, about 12 km northeast of Heinola.

Runways

  • 06/24: 2500 m

Installations

QRA loop at the northeastern end.

Mikkeli: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N614549 E0271857 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 72, about 8 km northeast of Mikkeli.

Runways

  • 17/35: 2500 m

Niinisalo: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N615142 E0223012 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 23, about 1 km north of Niinsalo.

Runways

  • 05/23: 3500 m

Nivala: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N635340 E0250158 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 28, about 4 km southeast of Nivala.

Runways

  • 12/30: 2600 m

Nummela: Airfield

Nummelan lentokeskus

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Coordinates: N601958 E0241733 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFNU

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1700 m Gravel

Today

Usage

General aviation.

Oripää: Airfield

Oripaa, Oripään lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N605228 E0224442 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFOP

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 945 m Gravel

Oulu: Air Base

Oulun lentoasema

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Coordinates: N645546 E0252125 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFOU

Piikajärvi: Airfield

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Coordinates: N611444 E0221136 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFPI

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1645 m Sand

Pirkkala: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N612455 E0233803 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 3003, about 10 km southwest of Tampere, immediately east of Tampere-Pirkkala airport.

Runways

  • 18/36: 1500 m

Installations

Taxiway to the airfield.

Pori: Airfield

Bjorneborg, Porin lentoasema

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Coordinates: N612744 E0214756 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 44 ft
Location Indicator: EFPO

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base.

Runways

  • : ca. 1800 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 341 "POR", 123°/4.0 NM to field
  • ILS: 109.1 "POR"

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1970s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base and airport.

Runways

  • : ca. 1980 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 341 "POR", 123°/4.0 NM to field
  • ILS: 109.1 "POR"

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1980s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base and airport.

Runways

  • 12/30: 2000 m x 60 m Asphalt
  • 17/35: 1500 m x 42 m Bitumen / Macadam

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 341 "POR", 122°/4 NM to field
  • ILS 30: 109.1 "PO"

Radar

ASR

Today

Usage

Airport.

Pudasjärvi: Airfield

Pudasjarvi, Pudasjärven lentokenttä

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N652408 E0265708 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFPU

Location of airfield

About 5 km north of Pudasjärvi.

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

In the 1960s

Runways

  • : 1200 m Gravel

Pudasjärvi: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N652433 E0265335 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 78, about 6 km northwest of Pudasjärvi, immediately west of the airfield.

Runways

  • 14/32: 1500 m

Räyskälä: Airfield

Rayskala, Räyskälän lentokenttä

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N604438 E0240636 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFRY

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : ca. 1670 m Gravel

Rotimojoki: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N635222 E0264839 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 88, about 8 km northwest of Salahmi.

Runways

  • 14/32: 3000 m

Installations

There are two parking loops: one 600 m away from the southern end and one 1,5 km from the northern end.

Rovaniemi: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N663355 E0254951 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFRO

In the 1970s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base and airport.

Runways

  • : 2500 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 416 "ROV", 212°/3.8 NM to field
  • VOR: 112.9 "ROV", at field
  • ILS 21: 109.1 "RO"

Radar

ASR, PAR

In the 1980s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base and airport.

Runways

  • 03/21: 3000 m x 60 m Asphalt
  • 12/30: 970 m x 60 m Gravel

Radio beacons

  • NDB TORAMO: 266 "TOR", 212°/4.73 NM to field
  • VORDME: 112.9 "ROV", at field
  • ILS 21: 109.1 "RO"

Radar

ASR, PAR

Rovaniemi: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N663411 E0254750 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 9523, immediately west of Rovaniemi air base.

Runways

  • 01/19: 1600 m

Installations

Taxiway to the airfield.

Siikakangas: Airfield

Siikakankaan lentokenttä

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N615049 E0241136 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

About 7 km southeast of Jäminkipohja.

In the 1960s

Usage

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : ca. 1980 m Sand

Today

Usage

Closed.

Tampere: Airfield

Pirkkala, Tampere-Pirkkalan lentoasema

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N612450 E0233613 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 303 ft
Location Indicator: EFTP

In the 1970s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base and airport.

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 328 "TAM", 088°/3.9 NM to field
  • VOR: 112.4 "TAM", at field

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 06/24: 2700 m x 45 m

Radio beacons

  • NDB Suinu: 326 "SUI", 240°/13.5 NM to field
  • VORDME: 114.8 "TMP", at field
  • ILS 24: 109.7 "TP"

Tervo: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N625643 E0264908 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 551, about 2 km southeast of Tervo.

Runways

  • 13/31: 3000 m

Turku: Airfield

Turun lentoasema

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N603051 E0221545 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 161 ft
Location Indicator: EFTU

Usage

Airport with QRA site.

Utti: Air Base

Utin lentokenttä

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N605347 E0265618 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EFUT

In the 1960s

Runways

  • : ca. 2050 m Gravel

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 316 "UTI", 252°/4.6 NM to field

In the 1970s

Usage

Finnish Air Force base.

Runways

  • : ca. 2000 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 316 "UTI", 252°/4.6 NM to field

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 01/19: 1500 m x 45 m Gravel
  • 07/25: 2000 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 318 "UTI", 253°/4.4 NM to field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Varkhaus: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N621236 E0275216 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location

The highway strip is located about 10 km south of Varkhaus.

Runways

  • 03/21: 2300 m

Virttaa: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N605803 E0224104 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 41 about 2 km north-northeast of Virttaa.

Runways

  • 18/36: 3000 m

Installations

Parking loop at each side.
In the south prepared installation for an arrestor cable?

Vuojärvi: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N670407 E0263218 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located about 3 km southwest of Vuojärvi.

Runways

  • 05/23: 2500 m

Installations

There are QRA areas are at each end.

Ylläksentie: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N673716 E0243507 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

The highway strip is located on road 80 about 14 km west-southwest of Kittilä.

Runways

  • 01/19: 2500 m

Installations

There is a hardstand at each end.

Airfields in the vicinity

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