History - WWII

Six tanks took part in Spilve Airport invasion during the Occupation Latvia on June 17 1940 at 12:00, on June 18 Soviet Air Force planes landed in Spilve. In 1940 the passenger flights to Tallinn, Leningrad, and Moscow were restored. The German Junkers Ju-52 aircraft and Soviet Po-2 were used. Already on the first day of the German attack on USSR on June 22, 1941 the German military aircraft bombed the Spilve airfield. Airport hangars were destroyed and later reconstructed for the German military aviation needs, during years 1941 to 1944 Spilve airport was used mainly as a military airport. However, in October 27, 1941 "Lufthansa" resumed also civilian flights to Riga and Helsinki. On October 11, 1944 Spilve airfield was again destroyed.


Effective October 12 anyone wanting to enter Latvia will need to have a filled electronic form "Covidpass.lv". More info here: https://www.iem.gov.lv/en/jaunums/no-12-oktobra-skersojot-latvijas-republikas-robezu-bus-jaaizpilda-elektroniska-anketa
Military exercise 22-25 SEP in Riga and vicinity will put limitations on Spilve usability. Actively check the published info in AIP SUP and NOTAMs!
August 17, 1200-1800 the Aviation Festival in Spilve!!!
100LL not avbl at the moment.
April 18, 1030-1300 (local) UAV mission will take place in Riga Port over Sarkandaugava max. ALT 200FT.
Today, April 5 1100-1400 (local) UAV mission will take place in Riga Port over Sarkandaugava max. ALT 200FT.
Rīgas domes Sporta pārvalde
© Aerodrome Spilve