Altensalzwedel: Helipad 3184

HSLP / HLP 3184

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CoordinatesN524637 E0110918 ca. (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Magdeburg
Federal stateSachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
Map with location of Altensalzwedel Helipad 3184, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Altensalzwedel
by Bert Kondruss

General

In East Germany, the National People's Army (NVA) was running a radar site near Altensalzwedel, most recently operated by the Funktechnische Kompanie 614 (FuTK-614). This site, only 13 km away from the inner-German border, had a helicopter landing field, where helicopters were on alert in the 1980s to better pursue "border violations" by slow-moving aircraft.

Location of airfield

1,7 km northwest of Altensalzwedel. The helipad was probably located directly at the radar site, perhaps the two concrete pads which are still visible on today's satellite images in the center of site and eastwards.

During the Cold War

Usage

Helipad 3184 for Radar company 614 (FuTK-614) of former East German Air Force (NVA LSK/LV).

Runways, taxiways, aprons

Dimensions: 19 m x 19 m,
Main takeoff and landing direction: 300°,
Surface: Concrete,
Usable without crop damage,
Capacity: 2 helicopters.

Telephone

Stabsnetz S1 205+734p

Airspace and procedures

Usable at day during good weather conditions,
Alert time: 30 minutes

Obstacles

Antenna: distance 50 m, height 20 m;
AMU Mast: distance 45 m, height 30 m

Today

Usage

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

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