Ridali Airfield

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Ridali Airfield
Ridali lennuväli
Ridali foggy.jpg
Wilga tow plane at Ridali airfield in the evening.
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Ridali lennuklubi
Location Lahe, Laheda Parish
Elevation AMSL 88 m / 289 ft
Coordinates 57°56′34″N 026°58′40″E / 57.94278°N 26.97778°E / 57.94278; 26.97778Coordinates: 57°56′34″N 026°58′40″E / 57.94278°N 26.97778°E / 57.94278; 26.97778
Website http://www.purilend.ee
Map
EERI is located in Estonia
EERI
EERI
Location in Estonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,100 3,609 Grass
Sources: Ridali Lennuklubi[1]

Ridali Airfield (ICAO: EERI); Estonian: Ridali lennuväli) is an airfield in Estonia, about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Võru in the vicinity of Ridali - a place known for its beautiful scenery, abundance of lakes, fields and forests, giving glider pilots many visual reference points to navigate by. The airfield was used during World War II, in the early 1960s it started serving glider pilots. The first gliders to fly in Ridali were Soviet KAI-12's (improved design from the Czech LF-109). The only way to launch gliders was by using the Czech winch "Herkules". By 1968, the club already had two KAI-12's, three Blaníks, two towing winches and a Yak-12 for aerotows.

Ridali Airfield is currently the home of Ridali gliding club.

Aircraft in service[edit]

Aircraft
Origin
Type
Versions
In service
PZL-104 Wilga Poland
Utility/Aerotow
PZL-104 Wilga
2
Morane-Saulnier MS-894A France
Light aircraft
MS-894A
1
Jonker JS-1 Revelation South Africa
Glider
JS-1B
1
Glaser-Dirks DG-500 Germany
Glider
DG-505
1
LET L-13 Blaník Czech Republic
Glider
L-13
4
LAK-12 Lietuva Lithuania
Glider
LAK-12
1
SZD-48 Jantar Standard 2 Poland
Glider
SZD-48
2
SZD-48 Jantar Standard 3 Poland
Glider
SZD-48-2
2
SZD-42 Jantar 2B Poland
Glider
SZD-42-2
1
SZD-30 Pirat Poland
Glider
SZD-30
1
SZD-50 Puchacz Poland
Glider
SZD-50
1

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