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Chkalovsky Airport

Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
Owner/OperatorRussian Air Force
Elevation152 m (499 ft)

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Chkalovsky Airport , is a military airport base near Shchyolkovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia. It is located 31 km northeast of Moscow.

Chkalovsky provides air support for Star City, Russia, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center, and other elements of the Soviet space program and Russian Federal Space Agency. It is also a major transport base, with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division (since 2009-10, the 6991st Air Base) operating the Antonov An-12, An-72, Tupolev Tu-154, Ilyushin Il-76, and Il-86VKP. Chkalovsky received USSR's first Il-76K for cosmonaut training on 23 July 1977.

The airport name is also given as Chkalovskoye. The facility should not be confused with Kaliningrad Chkalovsk airfield or Omsk Chkalovsk airfield.

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