Aerodromes

AERODROME - LIEPAJA


Liepaja
Fiat CR1s at Liepaja Fiat CR1s at Liepaja Aviation Festival at Liepaja - 1936

Liepaja new hangar - 1935 Liepaja hangar - 1937


NOTES
  • 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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