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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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Degumnieki

26-08-2012

09-07-2017

154

56°48'17"N 026°46'17"E

runway: 03/21 - 400x20m - asphalt

Degumnieki air field is an abandoned airfield 163 kilometers east 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. It consisted of a small runway, and a medium sized platform to the southeast of the runway.

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No photos of the airfield while in use before 2010 have been located

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Undated (pre2003) and grainy overview of Degumnieki airfield

Latvian Airfields updated the airfields status to 'Good', reporting upgrades to the airfield in August 2012. The runway taxiways and apron were a little dirty but all the bushes had been cut. Appearantly the local community is making an effort to attract traffic to the airfield, because a windsock had also been erected. As Latvian Airfields reported: "(...) any GA traffic is welcome".
MyAirfields wrote in 2017: "Runway surface is in good condition. A windsock is located on the field. Recently the airfield is being kept in a good shape by the local municipality, and any GA traffic is welcome. Every year an aviation festival takes place in this aerodrome. Airfield is cleaned and prepared for annual aviation festival taking place 8-9JUL2017."

The airfield is uncertified however and therefore officially closed to all traffic.

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Degumnieki airfield during a small scale air event on 19 August 2012 (Latvian Airfields).

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A glider is seen landing at the airfield in this July2015 photo (MyAirfields)



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