Točná Airport is a small airport in a quiet location on the outskirts of Prague between Komořany and Cholupice.
The history of the airport dates back to the 1920s, when non-powered aircrafts started to appear, taking advantage of the slopes in the area. In the spring of 1946, the Czech National Aero-club’s Gliding Training Centre was established there.
The airport has been dedicated to motorised flying since the 1960s, when the first helicopters also started to appear in Točná Airport. The airport was used for helicopter training, including night landings at the illuminated heliport.
After 1989, operation of the airport slowly ceased due to unresolved issues with the owners of the land where the runway is. Moreover, the runway was shortened due to these problems. Fortunately, the new owner recently solved the issues, and the airport was reopened in 2011, with a longer runway than ever before, at 870 meters. Thus, you can admire unique aircrafts in Točná Airport today.
Airplanes on display
The airplanes include the unique silver-red aircraft Electra 10A from 1937 with the inscription Baťa. The Czechoslovak businessman and Tomáš Baťa’s stepbrother bought the airplane in 1937, and went around the world in it.
Another gem is the first Czechoslovak post-war aircraft Sokol M1C from 1947. A product of Automotive Works in Choceň, where this three-seat sports training and travel machine was produced from 1946, the airplane is a great rarity, because there are probably only two airworthy Sokol M1Cs in the world, the second in England.
If the weather is nice, you will also see the take-off and landing of aircrafts. The event will be certainly worth it!
For further information, please visit: http://www.tocna.cz/en/.