Jet Graveyard

This place was Russia’s answer to Top Gun, except with less homoerotic undertones and the song “Take my Breath Away” playing on loop…

Named after a WW2 Soviet Fighter Ace, the school educated combat pilots, but also housed a helicopters, mobile runway equipment, radar, barracks, etc.

The runway lost it’s accreditation after the fall of the USSR, and so the planes are stranded here, the aircraft can’t take off here and it’s not viable to move them, so they stay right here.

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