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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Kamchatka Krai
Airport typePublic
OperatorPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise
Elevation40 m (131 ft)

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Yelizovo Airport ( ) is an airport located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai, Russia. Its 3400 m runway is long enough to accommodate a fully loaded Boeing 747 aircraft. The main apron contains 24 parking spaces, 8 of which can service the 747; additional 8 paved spaces for smaller aircraft and 12 unpaved parking spaces.

The main military operating unit is the 865 IAP (865th Interceptor Aviation Regiment), which operates MiG-31 interceptor aircraft. Naval operations have also taken place here, most notably with the 317 OSAP (317th Separate Composite Aviation Regiment) operating Tupolev Tu-16R aircraft as late as 1992, and Beriev Be-12 and Tupolev Tu-95MS aircraft with unidentified units. Recent Google Earth high-resolution imagery revealed that the base continues to serve as an important military focal point, with 29 MiG-31 aircraft dispersed throughout the airfield and a large number of prop transports and helicopters.

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