Stuttgart: Airport, Army Airfield

Echterdingen AAF

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N484123 E0091320 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Location Indicator: DDSG (195x), EDDS (civ), EDAT (USAF), EDOC (US Army), ETOC

In World War II

Usage

Stuttgart airport and Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War

In the 1940s

Overview

In the 1950s

Runways

  • 08/26: 1800 m (5906 ft) x 50 m (166 ft) Concrete
  • 08/26: 900 m (2953 ft) x 46 m (150 ft) Grass
  • 15/33: 440 m (1444 ft) x 30 m (100 ft) Grass
South of the main runway was a practice area for military helicopters.

Lights

Rotating aerodrome light white
Identification beacon white/green
Approach Lights 26: Simplified Calvert system (580 m) with 4 crossbars.

Radio beacons

  • NDB (OM): 422 "DLG", 258°/4.55 NM
  • LMM: 306 "SG", 258°/0.64 NM
  • VOR: 112.3 "DDG", 257°/9.75 NM
  • ILS 26: 109.9 "DLG"

Radio communication

  • HF for Approach and Tower 3023.5
  • Stuttgart Approach 126.7, 362.3, 243.0
  • Stuttgart Tower 118.1, 122.7, 362.3, 243.0
  • Stuttgart Taxi 121.9
A VHF direction finder was located ca. 1000 m in front of the threshold 26.

Telephone

79551 - 79555

In the 1960s

Overview

The airport in 1960 - The main runway was extended to 1800 m (5905 ft).
The airport in 1966 - In the meantime, the main runway has a length of 2550 m (8366 ft)

Runways

  • 08/26: 2550 m (8366 ft) x 50 m (164 ft) Concrete
  • 08/26: 300 m (984 ft) x 30 m (98 ft) Grass

Radio communication

  • Approach 119.2, 119.7, 391.6, 322.3
  • Tower 118.8, 119.7, 391.6, 257.8
  • Ground 121.9
  • Pilot/Dispatcher 360.8
  • Metro 344.6, 140.3
  • SING SONG (IFF/SIF check) 375.9

In the 1970s

Situation

Stuttgart Airport / Army Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

In the 1980s

Overview

Situation around 1990

Runways

  • 08/26: 2550 m x 50 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • LOM 26: 306 "SG"
  • MM 26: 75
  • LOM 08: 384 "SY"
  • ILS 26: 109.9 "DLG"

Images

German Air Force Transall and USAF C-130:
Danish Air Force C-47:

Links

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