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After an original idea by Paul Freeman.
First published 7 Nov 2010. This collection of airfields is © 2010 - 2018 RonaldV
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Slampe

21-07-2011

08-07-2017

209

56°50'48"N 023°16'01"E

runway: 11/29 - 400x20m - asphalt

Slampe air field name was an airfield 32 kilometers west of Riga, Latvia.
The airfield was built by the Soviet Union in the 1975-1985 timeframe. It was used for agricultural activities by state-run Aeroflot and consists of a small runway, and a small platform halfway and to the north of the runway. There are no buildings, although photographic evidence suggests there was a hangar-like building at the platform.

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No photos of the airfield while in use have been located

Latvian Airfields described the airfields condition in 2010 as 'average'. MyAirfields described the airfield in 2012 as "Runway is in average-bad condition. Western part is highly contaminated by growing grass. In the middle part of the RWY at the taxiway there is pitted asphalt. A big stone on the very SE corner of the RWY. Usage not recommended; suitable for emergency landing"
The airfield is uncertified, meaning it is officially closed to all taffic.

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Overview of Slampe air field in 2006


In 2015, Janis made this practice approach on the airfield, demonstrating why the airfield is not suitable for operations in the process.

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2016 photo of the airfield by MyAirfields.com



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