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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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Stari

21-07-2011

09-07-2017

139

57°06'10"N026°44'02"E

runway: 16/34 - 400x20m - asphalt

Stari air field is an abandoned airfield 160 kilometers east of Riga, Latvia.
The airfield was built by the Soviet Union in the 1975-1985 timeframe and used for agricultural activities by state-run Aeroflot. It consisted of a small runway, taxiways and three small platforms to the northeast of the runway.

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No photos of the airfield while in use have been located

Latvian Airfields listed the airfields condition as 'bad' in 2010. The airfield appeared to be fairly intact, but its platforms were no longer usable for air operations due to an agricultrural company setting up on them. The runway appearrd to have cracked, with grass growing in the cracs liberally.
In 2016, MyAirfields reported the airfield completely unusable due to piles of sand on the runway.
The airfield is uncertified and therefore officially closed to all traffic.

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Undated and grainy photo of Stari airfield (Google Earth)

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Stari airfield photographed in 2013 (MyAirfields)



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