During the summer of 2016 we went to visit Kikinda Airfield in Serbia. Since in June we were already in Serbia, visiting Kikinda, there was no reason not to visit the Kikinda Airfield that was just outside the city. This small airfield is located a few kilometers west from the border with Romania, and is used by the local skydiving air club and a few small private plane owners.
At Kikinda Airfield the flight activity is performed with a few privately owned aircraft’s such as Cessna 172 Skyhawk II – registered YU-DPA, Cessna 182 Skylane – registered YU-DNP (in 2016 this aircraft was not flying due to the fact that the engine had been taken off the plane for capital repairs), Piper Tomahawk PA38 – registered YU-DSB and one Antonov An-2 – registered HA-ANR. The Antonov An-2 is used for skydiving by the local club.
At Kikinda Airfield there is one hangar of approximately 565 square meters in which all four planes are housed, with the Antonov An-2 occupying most of the space. The offices and briefing room are built next to the Kikinda Airfield hangar. In front of the hangar there is a paved platform with a length of approximately 55.61 m and a width of approximately 18.19 m. From the paved platform the access to the grass runway is made through the taxiway, also covered with grass, that is about 100 meters long. The runway is also covered with grass and has a length of 997 meters and a width of 32 meters.
Despite the financial hardships, the Kikinda Airfield is well maintained through the efforts of Mr. Adamov Nika, our host and guide. He is the Kikinda Airfield Manager and the Antonov An-2 and Cessna 172 Skyhawk II Airliner pilot and owner. Here are organized on some occasion competions and small aviation events.