Austria: Air Bases and Military Airfields

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Military airfields in Austria (19)
Aigen/Ennstal
Allentsteig
Bad Vöslau: Airfield
Graz: Thalerhof Airport
Innsbruck: Airport
Linz: Hörsching Airport
Parndorf: Air Base
Punitz
Salzburg: Airport
Schwaz: Helipad
Strasshof: Airfield
Tulln: Air Base
Vienna: Aspern Airfield
Vienna: Küniglberg Airstrip
Vienna: Schönbrunn Airstrip
Vienna: Schwechat Airport
Vienna: US Flight Strip
Wiener Neustadt: West
Zeltweg: Hinterstoisser Air Base

Aigen/Ennstal

Fiala-Fernbrugg Air Base

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CoordinatesN473209 E0140829 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 2093'
Location indicatorLOXA

Usage until 1945

Military airfield.

Use today

Military airfield.

Units

Hubschraubergeschwader (1990)

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Allentsteig

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

Location of airfield

Exact location unknown.

Usage during the Cold War

Helipad on training area, used for border patrol flights.

Bad Vöslau: Airfield

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CoordinatesN475753 E0161538 (WGS84) Google Maps

General

Between 1945 and 1955, Bad Vöslau airfield was used by the Soviet occupation force. Thereafter general aviation.

Links

Videos

Graz: Thalerhof Airport

Nitter Air Base

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CoordinatesN465929 E0152622 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1115'
Location indicatorLOWG (civ), LOXG (mil, -201x)
OperatorÖBH, civ

Location of airfield

The airport is located ca. 7 km south of Graz.

Usage until 1945

Air base.

Usage during the Cold War

Airport and air base. The military installations were in the southwest of the airfield.

Use today

Airport.

Runways

Angaben für das Jahr 1990:
  • 17/35: 760 m x 25 m Grass
  • 17/35: 640 m x 30 m Grass
  • 17/35: 2760 m x 45 m Concrete

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Innsbruck: Airport

Kranebitten

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CoordinatesN471537 E0112040 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1900 ft
Location indicatorLOWI
OperatorFAF, civ

General

The Innsbruck airfield was built after World War II for the French Air Force. Since the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955, it is used as an airport. Nevertheless, a safety position for armed aircrafts is still established at the airfield.

In the 1950s

Usage

French Air Force base.

Runways

  • East/West: 1100 m x 50 m Concrete
  • East/West: 1280 m x 46 m Grass

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 278 "OEJ", 127°/3.0 NM to field; power: 1 kW.

Radio communication

  • Tower 118.3, 3023.5

Airspace and procedures

The airfield was operated from sunrise to sunset.

Today

Usage

Airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

Linz: Hörsching Airport

Vogler Air Base

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CoordinatesN481400 E0141115 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 978'
Location indicatorLOWL, LOXL

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 10 km southwest of Linz.

Usage until 1945

Air base.

Usage during the Cold War

Airport and air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 660 m x 45 m Grass
  • 09/27: 2810 m x 60 m Concrete

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Parndorf: Air Base

Аэродром Парндорф

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CoordinatesN475926 E0165227 (WGS84) Google Maps

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airfield.

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet air base until the 1950s.

Use today

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

Punitz

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CoordinatesN470849 E0161901 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLOGG

Location

Punitz is located ca. 70 km east of Graz, 10 km from the Hungarian border.

Use today

General aviation and helipad for border patrol flights

Links

Salzburg: Airport

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CoordinatesN474738 E0130013 (WGS84) Google Maps

General

After World War II until the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955, Salzburg was used by the US Air Force. Since then airport for Salzburg. At the southern edge of the apron, a safety position for armed aircraft was still established.

In the early 1950s

Usage

US Air Force base.

Overview

Salzburg as USAF airfield in 1950

Radio communication

  • Tower 3023.5, 118.1, 121.5
The tower was operating between 0700 and 1700 and on request outside these times.

Airspace and procedures

The field was open to USAF aircraft only;
operating times: working days 0700-1600

Schwaz: Helipad

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CoordinatesN472006 E0114151 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLOXS

Location

Schwaz is located ca. 20 km east-northeast of Innsbruck.

Use today

Heliport.

Airfields in the vicinity

Strasshof: Airfield

Deutsch-Wagram

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CoordinatesN481802 E0163715 (WGS84) Google Maps

General

Strasshof started as a Luftwaffe airbase in World War II. From 1945 until presumably 1955, the airfield was used by Soviet troops.

Runways

  • 13/31: 2300 m

Links

Tulln: Air Base

Langenlebarn, Brumowski

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN481910 E0160654 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 575 ft
Location indicatorLOXT

General

Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in der sowjetischen Zone gelegen, wurde der Flugplatz von US-Truppen genutzt. Nach dem Abzug der Besatzungstruppen 1955 ging der Platz an des Österreichische Bundesheer über, den ihn auch heute nutzt.

Location

Tulln is located ca.25 km west-northwest of Vienna.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 3 km east-southeast of Tulln.

Usage until 1945

Military airfield.

Overview

US airfield Tulln in 1951

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Alliierte Planskizze

Vienna: Aspern Airfield

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CoordinatesN481333 E0163023 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorLOWA

General

Until 1945 airport and air base. From 1945 until presumably 1955 used by Soviet troops. After the withdrawal of the occupation troops until 1977 general aviation, thereafter closed.

Links

Vienna: Küniglberg Airstrip

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN481039 E0161727 ca. (WGS84) Google Maps

Usage during the Cold War

British strip for light aircraft from 1951 to 1955. Source: /Wikipedia/

Links

Vienna: Schönbrunn Airstrip

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN481113 E0161848 ca. (WGS84) Google Maps

Location of airfield

Between Schönbrunn Palace and Wien River. Source: /Wikipedia/

Usage during the Cold War

British airstrip from 1945 until 1955. Quelle: /Wikipedia/

Links

Vienna: Schwechat Airport

Wien

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CoordinatesN480657 E0163320 (WGS84) Google Maps

Usage during the Cold War

Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield until the 1950s.

In the 1950s

Usage

Airfield of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Overview

Map from 1950 - South of the control tower is the red flashing light, which is typical for british military airfields- in Vienna with the morse code "SC". The dotted circled area in the northwest is the Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) with ident "OEW".

Runways

  • 12/30: 1518 m

Lights

Red flashing light with code SC.

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 408 "OEW", at field
  • Eureka (british radio navigation system)
  • SBA (Standard Beam Approach)

Today

Usage

Airport.

Vienna: US Flight Strip

Wien

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CoordinatesN481457 E0162211 (WGS84) Google Maps

General

US Army landing ground in Vienna after World War II. Presumably closed with the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955.

Wiener Neustadt: West

Аэродром Винер-Нойштадт

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CoordinatesN475016 E0161322 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 935 ft
Location indicatorLOXN

General

Bis 1945 Flugplatz und Fliegerhorst. Mit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde Wiener Neustadt eine Basis der sowjetischen Luftstreitkräfte, die den Platz bis zum Abzug im Jahre 1955 nutzten. Danach ging der Flugplatz an das Österreichische Bundesheer über, das ihn noch heute betreibt.

Location

Wiener Neustadt is located ca. 45 km south of Vienna.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 3 km north-northwest of Wiener Neustadt.

Usage until 1945

Air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 18/36 Grass

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Airfields in the vicinity

Zeltweg: Hinterstoisser Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN471209 E0144437 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 2220 ft
Location indicatorLOXZ
OperatorÖBH

Usage until 1945

Air base.

In the 1980s

Runways

  • 08/26: 1600 m (5249 ft) x 80 m (262 ft) Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 418 "ZW", at field

Radio communication

  • Approach 129.15, 135.05
  • Tower 118.7, 132.65

Today

Use today

Air base.

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