Čáslav military airfield

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21. základna taktického letectva Čáslav
21. Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav
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49 ° 56 '23 "  N , 15 ° 22' 55"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 56 '23 "  N , 15 ° 22' 55"  E

Height above MSL 242 m (794  ft )
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Distance from the city center 3 km north of Čáslav
Street S38
Basic data
operator Armáda České republiky
Start-and runway
14/32 2400 m × 60 m concrete


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The 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav (Czech 21. základna taktického letectva Čáslav ) is a Czech military airfield of the Air Force of the Czech Republic . It is located near the central Bohemian town of Čáslav a good 80 km east of Prague . It serves as the main base of operations for Czech fighter planes .


During the Second World War, there was a field airfield of the Luftwaffe in what was then Caslau .

In 1994 the 4th fighter base, 4th základna Stíhacího Letectva (4th zSL) was set up in Čáslav , which was formed by three units to be disbanded. The 41st Fighter Squadron , 41st Stíhací Letka (41st SLt), equipped with MiG-23ML / UB and some L-39ZA , arose from the 1st Letka of the 1st Fighter Aviation Regiment , 1st Stíhací Letka Pluk (1st SLP), in Ceske Budejovice . The MiG-21MF / MA / UM / US and L-39ZA of the independent 4th Fighter Squadron, 4th Samostatná Stíhací Letka (4th SSLt), came from Přerov and formed the 42nd SLt. The MiG-21MF / R / UM, MiG-23BN / UB and L-29 of the 28th Fighter-Bomber Regiment , 28th Stíhací Bombardovací Letecký Pluk (28th SBoLP), which had already been in Čáslav , formed from then on the 43rd SLt and still im the same year the MiG-23BN and MiG-21R left the unit.

The 43rd Lt was disbanded in the second half of the 1990s and the base was renamed 4th Tactical Air Base, 4th základna Taktického Letecktva (4th zTL). The remaining MiG-23s were decommissioned in 1998 and the remaining MiG-21s of the 42nd Squadron were then assigned to the 41st Squadron. The feed to the L-159A began in late 2000 and in view of the planned 2004 NATO -membership Czech Republic a dozen MI 21MFN NATO-compatible variant MiG-21MFN were modernized.

In the year before joining NATO in 2004, the base was given its current name and the following year the MiG-21s were decommissioned after four decades. Since 2013, the training aircraft have formed a third squadron, the 213rd výcviková letka ( 213rd vlt), while the 212th tl. the L-159 has been using for close air support ever since.

Todays use

On December 1, 2003, the unit was renamed 21st Tactical Air Force Base, 21st základna taktického letectva . You are subordinate to three flying squadrons .

Web links

Commons : AFB Čáslav  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence