runway: 05/23 - 400x20m - asphalt
Palsmane air field is an abandoned airfield 130 kilometers east-northeast of Riga, Latvia.
The airfield was built by the Soviet Union in the 1975-1985 timeframe and used for agricultural activities by state-run Aeroflot. It consisted of a small runway, uniquely oval shaped taxiways and a medium sized platform to the southeast of the runway.
No photos of the airfield while in use have been located
Undated and grainy photo of Palsmane airfield (Google Earth)
In 2011, Latvian Airfields listed the airfield as 'average-good'. From what can be seen in Google Earth the airfield had the area between the runway and the platform asphalted over before 2006. Latvian Airfields warned for construction activities at the airfield, but their aerial photo (taken in 2010) showed little difference with the photo on Google Earth.
In July 2013, MyAirfields described the airfield as "unusable", stating "Now completely unavailable for flight operations due to buildings on the airfield." Their own photos did not suppport that statement, though.
The airfield is uncertified and therefore officially closed to all traffic.
The airfield seen from the north in 2013. A large concrete or asphalt platform was built between the runway and the taxitrack (MyAirfields)