Chaiky Aero Club, Kiev, Ukraine
by Jan Koppen
On June 06, 2018, Paul Filmer and I, visited Chaiky airfield, which is situated on the outskirts of Kiev. The airfield is mainly used by the local parachute club.
Kiev Chaika Airfield is an airport in Ukraine located in Petropavlivska Borshchahivka, about 15 km west of Kiev. It is a general aviation airfield with Antonov An-2, An-28, and other single-engine aircraft. There is a paved 150 x 45 m tarmac ramp.
Pope John Paul II used the facility for an open-air mass in 2001.
A preserved example of an Yakolev Yak-52 mounted on a plinth opposite the "terminal" of Chaiky airfield and is seen rising above the gathering rubbish on a summer’s day in 2018.
The russian experiments in mass housing and office construction is also visible at Chaiky airfield. Fortunately there's also brilliant art of a by-gone area. Entrance of the Aviation Authority building. Chaiky airfield summer 2018.
The main control tower of Chaiky airfield and an UAZ-452 van.
UR-67439 is a Let-410UVP Turbolet and was owned by Universal Avia. Some years ago she flew for Headcorn Paracute center in the UK.
Here, Let-410UVP UR-67439 is caught between droppings on a sticky day at Chaiky airfield in June 2018.
The Let L 410 Turbolet is a twin-engine short-range transport aircraft, manufactured by the Czech aircraft manufacturer Let Kunovice (named Aircraft Industries since 2005), often used as an airliner. The aircraft is capable of landing on short and unpaved runways and operating under extreme conditions. In 2016, 1,200 L 410 have been built and over 350 are in service in more than 50 countries.
Chaiky's corrosion corner.
Wings clipped Aeroflot UR-35072 PZL-MIELEC 2TP (1G110-38).
Chaika Avia Company (UAK) PZL Mielec An-28 UR-KAMA which is used for parachute droppings. Looks like ex UR-28768!
An anonymous Antonov An-28. Colorful Airplanes have low resale value. Painting an aircraft in a color other than white can negatively affect its resale value as the buyer will have to repaint the plane which will further add more weight to the plane.
Khoriv Avia Mil Mi-8 UR-HLH worked for the WFP in Africa.
Several An-2's marooned in a corner of Chaiky airfield, Ukraine, in June 2018.
UR-YAK PZL Mielec An-2T (1G195-54) was build in 1982. I'm told she was a former Soviet Air Force Antonov with serial '56/Yellow'.
UR-KAU Antonov An-2T (1G236-24) of TSO Ukrayini. This Society for the defense of Ukraine An-2 crashed on June 07, 2019, into a lake of a fish farm in Kiev's Svyatoshyns'kyi District and came to rest inverted approx 100 m from the shore.
Photo credit: Oleg V. Belyakov
Here, two An-2 bi-planes simmer in the dry heat of an Ukrainian afternoon in June 2018.
UR-KACD PZL-Mielec An-2 (1G236-29) is owned by the Society for the defense of Ukraine (TSOU). It seems she is a former DOSAAF Antonov with serial '54/Black'.
N243PA looks like a Cub. Who knows her history.
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