Validation date: 18 02 2021
Updated on: Never
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Runway: 17-35 - 900x60m (approx) - Grass
Dumosh airfield was an airfield located 23km north of Pristina.
The airfield was constructed primarily for the former socialist state-owned agricultural company Agro-Kosova in the late 70s and early 80s. It was one of 12 such airfields, all sharing common features like their runway dimensions, which in most cases have a length of approximately 450 m and width of 18 m.
In 1987, the Yugoslav authorities approved the plan to extend and expand all these airfields, resizing them to 600 meters in length and 21 meters width. This plan also provided for infrastructural improvements. This plan was never implemented however.
The airfields were mainly used by Agro-Kosova for aerial agricultural application. The airfields were laid out in such a way that they met the needs of all regions in Kosovo.
During the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the aeronautical sector and especially general aviation, did not develop at all. All existing airfields in Kosovo degraded from the beginning of the 1990s. Even agricultural planes that were owned by the socialist-owned enterprise Agro-Kosova were taken to Serbia during the withdrawal of Serbian regime from Kosovo in 1999.
After the war, the main priority of the international presence in Kosovo, which was responsible for the Kosovo airspace, was the functioning of commercial aviation and operation of Prishtina International Airport, leaving next to no effort on other airfields.
Dumosh airfield ground is of grass, which due to lack of maintenance is not flat. On the north side i.e. from 115-160th m are placed football goals. At 460th m on the north side is a water well and has significant amounts of dirt collected around it.
In the northern part, about 800m, is a hill created by accumulated dirt. The southern part of the runway is damaged (placed fences, dirt accumulation, as well as EULEX buildings). Access to the airfield is easy because it is situated near the road.
2021 - Aerial view (Google Earth)
In its current situation the airfield cannot be used over the entire length. However, 450 meters from the north side, with a minimal investment, can become functional.
Airspace in which the field is located is very suitable for general aviation activities. Also, easy access and associated facilities make this airfield very attractive for agricultural application flights, flight schools, etc.
Information mainly from Civil Aviation Autority of Kosovo
(Research by Olivier)