The abandoned airfield is located in Volchansk. Previously belonged to the DOSAAF school. You can find an abandoned technique, standing in rows, on the territory.
From 1956 to 1969, the VAUTZ was here – the Volchansky Aviation Technical Center of DOSAAF. It was used for navigator’s training (retraining). The Li-2 aircraft had 10 seats, equipped with an aeronautical instrumentation panel. It was called the NC-navigator class. The plane took off, the portholes were shuttered, and the cadets plotted the route traveled (based only on sensors). By the way, the guys wore soldiers’ uniforms and epaulets of a junior lieutenant and they were called micro-majors in the city. Colonel M.I. Smilsky, in whose honor the central square of the city was named, commanded the GSS Center.
In 1969, the TsOLTSH (Central United Flight Technical School) was transferred here from Kaluga, forming the VAUL. 1987-1989 on the territory of the complex in Volchansk it was planned to open the “Center”. In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the planes were left standing in the field, flew no more. The territory was guarded until 2013.
As the airfield belonged to the flight training center, most of it was made up of L-29 Delfin training aircraft (according to NATO’s classification – Maya), produced by the Czechoslovak company “Aero Vodohody”, which were produced from 1963 to 1974. The remains of the Mi-2 helicopters (according to NATO’s classification – Hoplite) is a Soviet multi-purpose helicopter developed by the M. L. Mil Design Bureau in the early 1960s. Mi-2 is the only Soviet helicopter that was not produced in the USSR. By decision of the Soviet authorities, the production was given to Poland.