Saratov West
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Saratov, Saratov Oblast in Russia
Saratov West is located in Saratov Oblast
Saratov West
Saratov West
Shown within Saratov Oblast
Saratov West is located in Russia
Saratov West
Saratov West
Saratov West (Russia)
Coordinates51°32′30″N 045°51′00″E / 51.54167°N 45.85000°E / 51.54167; 45.85000Coordinates: 51°32′30″N 045°51′00″E / 51.54167°N 45.85000°E / 51.54167; 45.85000
TypeAir Base
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRussian Air Force
Site history
Built1940 (1940)
In use1940 - present
Airfield information
IdentifiersICAO: XWSS
Elevation288 metres (945 ft) AMSL
Number Length and surface
08L/26R 480 metres (1,575 ft) Concrete
08R/26L 480 metres (1,575 ft) Concrete

Saratov West is a air base in Russia located 12 km west of Saratov. It is an military training airfield.

The base is home to the 131st Training Helicopter Regiment as part of the Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Russian Air Force - Saratov/Sokol ( )". Retrieved 15 December 2022.
  2. ^ "131st Training Helicopter Regiment". Soviet Armed Forces 1945-1991. Retrieved 15 December 2022.