AERODROME - LIEPAJA
- This aerodrome, built in 1926, is the one used by land aircraft - not to be confused
with the naval aviation base. The Naval Air unit flew their Fiat CR.1s
from this location at Velciems.
- Uncertain if this is the same aerodrome known as the "North Aerodrome but,
if so, it is also the one with the hangar for the civilian transport service.
- Photo #1 - Fiat CR.1s of the Naval Squadron
Photo #2 - Hangar, built in 1935
Photo #3 - Aviation Festival, 1936.
- November 8, 1928 - I.Karklins crashes a Fiat CR.1 at the aerodrome.
- November 6, 1931 - Six people die in the collision of two HE-4 floatplanes near Liepaja.
- July 5, 1936 - Aviation Festival. The cornerstone for the hangars at the new aerdrome is ceremoniously placed.
- September 27, 1936 - the fourth waypoint in the first "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
- September 26, 1937 - waypoint of the second "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
- July 31, 1938 - Aviation Festival
- October 1, 1938 - the fifth waypoint in the "Flight Around Latvia" competition. The
aviators landed to refuel and then continued on to Auce. Sapratnieks, flying Bristol Bulldog #72, suffered a tyre blowout on landing.
- "Liepaja-Grobina" airfield was built during the Soviet occupation of 1940-41 and is located at the north-east end of Lake Liepaja,
between the lake and the Alandas railway station in the Grobina pagasts, on the
former "Batmuiza" property.
- 1942 - 1943 - German Occupation (Luftwaffe units based at Liepaja during the German occupation)
- Link to the present-day Liepaja airport website.
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