Ludwigsburg: Army Airfield AAF

Kornwestheim Airfield, Pattonville

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N485151 E0091329 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 920 ft
Location Indicator: DBLD (195x), EDIR (196x-199x), EDTQ
Operator: US Army


Ludwigsburg is located 10 km north of Stuttgart.
Ludwigsburg Army Airfield (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972

Location of airfield

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

Use until 1945

Landing ground

Use 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: Airport, Army Airfield?), thereafter used for helicopter maintenance until about 1985. Since 1992 for general aviation.

Current use

General aviation since 1992.

Airfield Map


Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 671 m x 20 m Asphalt


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.


View from the tower, looking east to the former beacon
Images from 2001


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Airfields in the vicinity

  • 263°/2km Kornwestheim: Ludendorff Kaserne Army Heliport
  • 339°/4km Ludwigsburg: Hospital Helipad
  • 357°/4km Ludwigsburg: Flak Kaserne Helipad
  • 256°/5km Stuttgart: Prison Helipad
  • 163°/6km Stuttgart: Funkerkaserne Helipad
  • 173°/6km Stuttgart: Bad Cannstatt Hospital AHP
  • 207°/6km Stuttgart: Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Hospital Helipad
  • 207°/6km Stuttgart: Robinson Bks AHP
  • 305°/6km Ludwigsburg: Coffey Bks AHP
  • 335°/6km Ludwigsburg: Substation Helipad
  • 096°/8km Waiblingen: Neustadt Helipad (Ost)
  • 097°/8km Waiblingen: Neustadt Helipad (West)
  • 115°/8km Waiblingen: Hospital Helipad
  • 173°/9km Stuttgart: Car Plant Helipad
  • 203°/10km Stuttgart: Katharinenhospital Helipad
  • 300°/10km Markgröningen: Hospital Helipad
  • 282°/11km Schwieberdingen: Helipad
  • 347°/11km Pleidelsheim: Airfield/Glider Site
  • 201°/12km Stuttgart: Marienhospital Helipad
  • 328°/12km Bietigheim-Bissingen: Hospital Helipad
  • 145°/14km Esslingen: Jägerhaus Airfield/Glider Site
  • 171°/14km Ostfildern: Ruit Hospital Helipad
  • 232°/14km Gerlingen: Schillerhöhe Hospital Helipad
  • 197°/15km Stuttgart: Degerloch Firestation Helipad
  • 234°/15km Gerlingen: Schillerhöhe Helipad
  • 152°/16km Esslingen: Hospital Helipad
  • 192°/16km Stuttgart: Kelley Bks AHP
  • 306°/16km Großsachsenheim
  • 169°/17km Nellingen: Army Heliport AHP (Army Heliport AHP)
  • 049°/18km Aspach: Großaspach Airfield/Glider Site
  • 062°/18km Backnang: Hospital Helipad
  • 070°/18km Backnang: Heiningen Airfield
  • 217°/18km Stuttgart: Patch Barracks Army Heliport
  • 248°/18km Leonberg: Hospital Helipad
  • 326°/18km Löchgau: Airfield/Glider Site
  • 030°/19km Aspach: Völkleshofen Airfield/Glider Site
  • 146°/19km Altbach: Power Plant Helipad
  • 181°/19km Stuttgart: Airport, Army Airfield (Echterdingen AAF)
  • 294°/20km Vaihingen an der Enz: Airfield/Glider Site
  • 350°/20km Neckarwestheim: Power Plant Helipad