Ludwigsburg AAF (Pattonville) (US Army Airfield)

 
Germany /W/

General

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN485154 E0091330
Elevation920'
ICAO Location IndicatorEDIR (1990)
OperatorUS Army

Location

Ludwigsburg is located 10 km north of Stuttgart.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located on the south side of the road between Kornwestheim and Aldingen, just south of Pattonville.

Usage until 1945

Landing ground

Usage during the Cold War

US Army airfield and missile site. During the 1960s a single US Army Cessna aircraft was based. Available for civil traffic since 1960. US Army helicopter stationed until 1979 (moved to Stuttgart-Echterdingen?), thereafter used for helicopter maintenance until about 1985. Since 1992 for general aviation.

Current usage

General aviation since 1992.

Airfield Map

Runways, Taxiways, Aprons

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Runways

Data for the year 1990:

Design.LengthWidthSurfaceRemarks
10/28671 m20 mAsphalt

Installations

Reconstructed by the US 1948/49. Nike (Ajax?) site on east side of airfield from about 1957 until 1960/61 (propably A Battery or HHB of 3rd Bn, 71st Arty) (concrete launcher platforms still exist - one is used today as compensation plate - and power cables can be found in the grass). The airfield and the adjacent training area had 84 ha.

Images

Tower and Hangar (2001)
Beacon: view from the tower, looking east (2001)
Former Nike platform (2001)
 

Links

Bing
Aerial picture
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=s49jqhhs1vw2&lvl=16&dir=0&sty=o&form=LMLTC...

Flugsportgruppe Ludwigsburg e.V.
http://members.aol.com/HHirsch525/index.htm

Flugbetriebsgemeinschaft
http://www.flugbetriebsgemeinschaft.de/

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