Malisheva

Validation date: 30 05 2021
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42°28'35.7"N 20°47'11.8"E

Runway: 06/24 - 450x18m - Asphalt

Malisheva airfield was an airfield located 36km in the south/west 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 18 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 at the time 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 infrastructural improvements. This plan was never implemented however.
The airfields were mainly used by Agro-Kosova for aerial agricultural application. These airfields were extended in such a way so as to meet the needs of all regions in Kosovo.
During the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the aeronautical sector, 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.

Runway surface of the airfield in Malisheva is of solid material. There are arable lands near the runway. Access to the airfield in Malisheva is a bit difficult.
There are no facilities around the airfield of Malisheva that could pose obstacles for landing and take-off. There is a facility near the runway, which seems to be part of the airfield of Malisheva.

 

2021 - Aerial view (Google Earth)

This airfield, in the current state, can become operational with a minimal investment. The airspace, in which is located the airfield, is very suitable for general aviation activities, agricultural application flights, etc.
In the west and south-west is a small forest that reaches a height of up to 25 m. This may be an obstacle and may hamper potential aerial activities.
 

 

Information mainly from Civil Aviation Autority of Kosovo

 

(Research by Olivier)