Where we are
The Flight Physiological Centre is situated 7 km outside of the city of Linköping, 200 km south of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
It is located on historic ground where the first military flying in Sweden took place, Malmen airfield in Malmslätt. The base was opened by Carl Cederström in 1912. From 1926 to 1974 it served as an independent wing (F 3 Malmslätt). Today the airbase serves as a base for helicopters.
From 2003 the Royal Swedish Air school has been located here, to train pilots with Sk 60 jet trainers.
The Swedish Defense Material Administration also runs a flight test Centre at Malmen.
Linköping is Sweden's fifth largest city with a population of over 145,000 people, situated 200 km south of Stockholm, Sweden.
The largest employers in the city are SAAB (where the world famous aircraft JAS 39 Gripen, is built), the University Hospital and the municipal offices.
The University has also given rise to a number of small high-tech businesses, many located in Mjärdevi Science Park near the University's main campus.
The city has the advantage of being a major city with all that it entails yet retaining the cozy quiet small town feel, largely due to the lack of tall buildings (a result of the military airfield just outside the city).
Also at Malmen Airfield is the Airforce Museum, a must for all visitors.
The museum’s extensive collection of artifacts includes planes, engines, instruments, uniforms, and so much more, all from the period when aviation started in Sweden and all the way up to today.
Among the objects is the DC-3 aircraft that was shot down by the Russians during the cold war in 1952.
The wreckage was salvaged from the bottom of the Baltic sea and is today the prime artifact in the museum in Linköping.