Frankfurt/M: Bonames Airfield

Maurice Rose Army Airfield AAF, Alter Flugplatz

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
KoordinatenN501037 E0083932 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 340 ft
Federal stateHessen (Hesse)
Location indicatorDBBO (195x), EDEN
Map with location of Frankfurt Bonames airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Frankfurt/M
by Bert Kondruss

General

Frankfurt Bonames was an airfield of the US Army for light airplanes and helicopters. The field was closed in the early 1990s and then converted into a nature and leisure area.

Location of airfield

Bonames is a northern borough of Frankfurt/M.

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army airfield.

In the 1960s

Runways

  • 07/25: 680 m x 21 m

Taxiways, aprons

Aircraft Beech U-8 Seminole must cross the slight depression north of threshold runway 25 turnoff onto the ramp at 90° angle to prevent props from striking the ground.

Lights

Aerodrome beacon, lighting of runway, taxiways, obstructions
Two 40 ft poles approximately 400 yards east of runway with red approach lights on each pole operating during darkness only.

Radio communication

  • Tower 34.8, 118.0, 121.5 (1963)
  • Tower 139.6, 122.1, 40.2 (1968)

Telephone

Nor 7243, Drake Mil 8146

Airspace and procedures

Traffic pattern for fixed-wing aircraft north 1300 ft, helicopter south 800 ft MSL.
Army aircraft will not overfly the Edwards housing area N5111 E00840.

Others

POL stamps required for refueling.

In the 1970s

Overview

Frankfurt/M Maurice Rose Army Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Frankfurt/M Maurice Rose Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Map of arrival and departure routes Frankfurt Bonames Maurice Rose Army Airfield
Map of visual arrival and departure routes to and from Frankfurt Bonames Maurice Rose airfield (1984)

Overview

Map of Frankfurt Bonames Maurice Rose Army Airfield

Runways

  • 07/25: 671m x 21m

Telephone

ETS 328 -7xxx

Today

Usage

Closed.
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