Dresden: Heller Heliport

Hellerau

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KoordinatenN510553 E0134449 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Dresden
Federal stateSachsen (Saxony)
Map with location of Soviet Dresden Heller Heliport, East Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Dresden
by Bert Kondruss

General

The Soviet heliport Dresden-Heller was located at the north-northeastern city limits of Dresden, northwest of the former Dresden-Heller airfield. Today, the heliport is closed.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet heliport.

In the 1960s

Overview

Soviet heliport at Dresden Heller, Germany, 1965
Dresden Heller heliport on a US satellite image from 04 October 1965 - (1) Heliport, (2) Dresden Airport, (3) Area of the former Dresden Heller Airport, (4) Anti-aircraft site (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Dresden Heller helicopter site, Germany
Enlargement - The former shooting range in northwest-southeast direction may now be used as a landing strip. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Soviet helicopter at Dresden Heller
Enlargement - On this picture you can count about 12 helicopters. In addition, on the right-hand side of the parking area, there are objects that could be light aircraft. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Anti-aircraft site at Dresden
Anti-aircraft site (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Overview

Dresden Heller Soviet Heliport, Germany, on a US satellite image 1979
Dresden Heller Soviet Heliport on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979 - In the meantime, a paved runway has been built for Mi-6 helicopter (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio beacons

  • LMM 28: 562 "CO"
  • LMM 10: 562 "LÄ"

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the airfield was AREOLA.

Images

Soviet helicopter Mi-4 Hound with special aerials at Dresden Heller, Germany
Soviet helicopter Mi-4 Hound with special aerials - The photo was taken on 21 December 1975 by the US Military Liaison Mission. (Source: USMLM Unit Historiy 1975)

In the 1980s

Overview

Map with Dresden Heller helipad
Compared to the pictures from 1965, the heliport has now a paved runway and paved parking pads.

Runways

  • 08/26: 290m x 30m Concrete

Today

Usage

Closed.

Sources

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