Lapraka or Laprakë, once known as Tirana Aerodrome, is the former airport of Albania's capital. It used to house an air force regiment with Y-5s, operating from the old runway, and later, from the grass runway. Currently, Lapraka only houses the helicopters of the Albanian government.
North of the old runway, which is currently in use as a road, the former grass runway could be found. The helispot is the only operational part of the airfield still recognizable as such and is located to the south east side.
The helispot is located in the north western part of Tirana. From the town center, take the Rruga Durresi towards Durres. Exactly 2kms from the main square in Tirana, take a left turn, this road will bring you to the former runway, which is turned into a road. The helispot can be found on your left.
An Alouette III is towed out of the hangar, spot1. Frank Noort.
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