Balvi (03/21)

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Former agricultural airfield with a non-typical runway size of 500x30m (there are only two airfields in Latvia with such runways, and the second one is Nakotne). Although runway surface seems in normal condition, the high trees at the end of the runway makes takeoff RWY21 and landing RWY03 practically impossible. In calm wind conditions the airfield can be accessed by landing on RWY21 but only with caution considering the edge of the forest almost on the runway centerline. WARNING: temporary obstacle - tires on the runway.

Effectivity: 2017-08-05

Location: 7 km SSW of Balvi.
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Status: Uncertified

Condition: Average due to heavy obstacles

Ownership: Unknown


Direction: 03/21

Dimensions: 500x30m

Surface: Asphalt

Elevation: 109m / 358ft


Approach: High trees at the end of RWY21 (S of the field 50m before THR RWY03); forest edge 100m from THR RWY21 (can be flown along)

Airfield: Tires on the runway; bushes along the runway


Radio frequency: 123.95 MHz

Fuel availability: NIL

To see: Balvi


Posted: July 6, 2013


Category: Airfields, Usable airfields

+1 Comment
  1. Raitis says:

    Ownership: municipality. Landing in windy weather with E wind dir, is quite a challenge, because of rotor from forest. Runway surface ok, with small stones here and there.

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