Finland: Air Bases and Military Airfields

Suomi

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

(H/S = Highway Strip)

Southern Part

45 entries
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)

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)

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)
Elevation: 470 ft
Location Indicator: EFHA

Use 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:

Use

Military airfield with civil use.

Helsinki: Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema

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Coordinates: N601912 E0245720 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFHK

Use during the Cold War

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

Current use

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

Airfields in the vicinity

Helsinki: Vantaa Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N601936 E0245512 (WGS84)

Location of airfield

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

Current Use

Closed.

Runways

  • 02/20: 1500 m

Taxiways, Aprons

On the southwest end was a taxiway to Vantaa airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

Hyvinkää: Airfield

Hyvinge, Hyvinkään lentokenttä

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

In the 1960s:

Use

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N611459 E0285412 (WGS84)
Elevation: 329 ft
Location Indicator: EFIM

In the 1960s:

Use

Airfield operated by the Finnish Air Force.

Runways

  • : 1585 m Gravel

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 241°/47km Lappeenranta: Airfield

Ivalo: Airfield

Ivalon lentoasema

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N683626 E0272418 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFIV

Use

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

Jämijärvi: Airfield

Jämijärven lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N614644 E0224250 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFJM

In the 1960s:

Use

Airfield operated by the Finnish Air Force.

Runways

  • : 1005 m Gravel

Järvitalo: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N642847 E0255723 (WGS84)

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)
Location Indicator: EFVR

Use

Airfield with QRA site and taxiway to the highway.

Joutsa: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

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Coordinates: N614611 E0260606 (WGS84)

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)
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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N641708 E0274134 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFKI

Location of airfield

About 7 km north-northwest of Kajaani.

Use

Civil airfield with QRA lanes.

Kauhava: Airfield

Kauhavan lentokenttä

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Coordinates: N630737 E0230306 (WGS84)
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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N630854 E0230608 (WGS84)

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N654654 E0243455 (WGS84)
Elevation: 62 ft
Location Indicator: EFKE

Location

About 4 km north of Kemi.

Use

Civil airfield with QRA site.

Kittilä: Airfield

Kittilän lentoasema

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

Location of airfield

5 km northwest of Kittilä.

Use

Civil airport with multiple QRA sites.

Kuopio: Air Base

Rissala

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N630026 E0274752 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFKU

Location of airfield

13 km northeast of Kuopio.

Use

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N603428 E0265340 (WGS84)
Elevation: 223 ft
Location Indicator: EFKY

In the 1960s:

Use

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1500 m Gravel

Radio Beacons

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

In the 1970s:

Use

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)

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N614549 E0271857 (WGS84)

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N615142 E0223012 (WGS84)

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N635340 E0250158 (WGS84)

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)
Location Indicator: EFNU

In the 1960s:

Use

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1700 m Gravel

Today:

Use

General aviation.

Oripää: Airfield

Oripaa, Oripään lentokenttä

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N605228 E0224442 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFOP

In the 1960s:

Use

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 945 m Gravel

Oulu: Air Base

Oulun lentoasema

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N645546 E0252125 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFOU

Piikajärvi: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N611444 E0221136 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: EFPI

In the 1960s:

Use

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : 1645 m Sand

Pirkkala: Highway Strip

Lentokoneiden varalaskupaikka

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N612455 E0233803 (WGS84)

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

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N612744 E0214756 (WGS84)
Elevation: 44 ft
Location Indicator: EFPO

In the 1960s:

Use

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:

Use

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:

Use

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:

Use

Airport.

Pudasjärvi: Airfield

Pudasjarvi, Pudasjärven lentokenttä

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

Location of airfield

About 5 km north of Pudasjärvi.

Use

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)

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)
Location Indicator: EFRY

In the 1960s:

Use

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)

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)
Location Indicator: EFRO

In the 1970s:

Use

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:

Use

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)

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)

Location of airfield

About 7 km southeast of Jäminkipohja.

In the 1960s:

Use

Finnish Air Force airfield.

Runways

  • : ca. 1980 m Sand

Today:

Use

Closed.

Tampere: Airfield

Pirkkala, Tampere-Pirkkalan lentoasema

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

In the 1970s:

Use

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)

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)
Elevation: 161 ft
Location Indicator: EFTU

Use

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)
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:

Use

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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