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Tushino airfield

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Tushino airfield

Moscow Tushino
Аэродром Тушино
Il-14 on the Tushino airfield
Airport type Public
Location Moscow
Elevation AMSL 420 ft / 128 m
Coordinates 55°49′6″N 037°25′36″E / 55.81833°N 37.42667°E / 55.81833; 37.42667Coordinates: 55°49′6″N 037°25′36″E / 55.81833°N 37.42667°E / 55.81833; 37.42667

Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 4,265 1,300 Dirt

Tushino airfield (Russian: Аэродром Тушино) (ICAO: UUUS) is a general aviation airfield located in Tushino, northwest Moscow, Russia. During the Cold War this was the site of military exercises showcasing the latest in Soviet innovation. These exercises were held on Soviet Air Fleet Day.

In 1991, at the behest of Mikhail Gorbachev, Tushino Air Field was used to host the free Monsters of Rock concert featuring Metallica, AC/DC and Pantera. Official estimates placed the crowd between 150,000 and 500,000 people. The crowd was unofficially estimated to number at least 1.5 million people.

The stadium of Spartak Moscow is to be built on the site of the airport.

See also

  • Soviet air shows, for which Tushino airfield is notable



External links

  • Metallica on tour (subscription required)
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