Airport in Radom Piastow. 2022.

Radom 2022-12-31

Radom - Piastow airport.

Geographic coordinates: 51.479N 21.111E. Elevation 145 m above sea level

Piastow airport. 2022. The work of Karol Placha Hetman
Piastow airport. 2022. The work of Karol Placha Hetman

Radom-Piastów Airport is a civil and sports airport, it is one of the oldest sports airports in Poland. The airport was opened in 1928. The airport has the ICAO code - EPRP. The airport is located in Piastów, north of Radom. It is 11 km from the center of Radom to the airport.

History of Piastow Airport.

The airport was founded in 1928 as a backup airport for the Radom Sadków flight school. Basic glider and parachute training was carried out at the Piastów airport. From August 1939, the 2nd Light Bomber Squadron equipped with PZL.23 "Karaś" aircraft was stationed at the airport.

PZL-23 Karas. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
PZL-23 Karas. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

During the German occupation, the airport was intensively used to fight the ongoing Warsaw Uprising. In January 1945, the Germans mined the landing field and buildings at the airport. The charges were detonated and the airfield was destroyed.

In 1946, the airport was handed over to civil authorities. It was possible to liquidate the airport, but the airport was taken over by the Polish Aeroclub. In Radom, in an arms factory, an Aviation Circle was founded, which over time became the host of the airport in Piastów. Members of the circle built two gliders and renovated the landing field. The landing field was destroyed by as many as 119 craters after mine explosions. Regular flight training began in 1947.

In 1951, the Aero Club of Radom was forced to suspend its activities. It was planned to take over the airport again by the Polish Army, which did not happen. In 1954, the Radom Aeroclub resumed its activities. Initially, the graduates were students of Aviation Military Training, i.e. future military pilots.

In 1975, the Central Aerobatic Center was commissioned at the Piastów airport.

Currently, the Piastów airport is the seat of the Aeroclub of Radom. The Aeroclub is a thriving center of gliding and aviation sport. World, European and Polish championships in aerobatics and gliders are organized at the airport.

The landing field of the Piastów airport is ground, but it is planned to build a concrete RWY with a length of 600 - 900 m and a width of 25 - 30 m. It is planned to build new accompanying facilities.

Piastow airport details:

The operator of the airport is the Aeroklub Radomski Airport Piastów, Piastów 25, 26-660 Jedlińsk. phone: 48 321-51-01, fax: 48 321-50-56.

Up to four runways are designated on the ground take-off field. RWY 6, 058 GEO, 710 m x 100 m. RWY 24, 238 GEO, 710 m x 100 m. RWY 16, 163 GEO, 640 m x 100 m. RWY 34, 343 GEO, 640 m x 100 m. Frequency: 122.900 MHz.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman