Böblingen: Böblingen Maintenance Facility Army Heliport

Flugfeld

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CoordinatesN484125 E0085945 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
The history of the Cold War airfields: Böblingen
by Bert Kondruss
Contents
Page 1: 1915-1945: Suttgart-Böblingen Airport and air base
Page 2: 1945-today: Böblingen Maintenance Facility Army Heliport and Flugfeld ← you are here

Maintenance Facility helipad

During the Cold War

Usage

After the World War II, the site of the former airfield was used by the US Army, a maintenance facility was operated here. This plant had a helicopter landing pad, which had been shown in US documents since the mid-1970s.

Situation

Map of Böblingen US Army helipad
Böblingen helipad on a VFR map from the US DoD from 1984. It can be seen that the helipad was located within the Stuttgart control zone.

Overview

Böblingen US Army Maintenance Facility, Germany, 1977
Böblingen US Army Maintenance Facility on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio communication

For landing, Nellingen Radio shall be called (mid-1980s), later Stuttgart Base Ops (early 1990s).

Telephone

Military 2725-263/894 (mid 1970s),
Military 2725-409/894 (early 1980s),
Military 2725-425/789 (mid 1980s),
ETS 431-2425/2789 (early 1990s).

Airspace and procedures

Prior permission required 24 h.
Noise abatement: Avoid overflight of built-up areas below 2500 ft MSL.

Images

Pictures from 2001, nearly 10 years after the US Army left the site.
Böblingen Maintenanca Facility main gate
Main Gate
Sign US Army Böblingen
The old sign is still there.
Maintenance Plant buildings
Buildings - compare with image from 2017, below with yellow car
Area of the old airfield
In 2001, the area was mainly used to store cars.
Old tower Böblingen
Old Tower - compare with image from 2017 below
Exit
Exit - compare with image from 2017 below
Sign with road conditions
The road conditions seem ok today.

Today

Use today

Closed, today development area "Flugfeld".

Images

Picture from 2005
Wind sock 2005
In 2005, a wind sock is standing on the old airfield. Why?
Pictures from 2017
Böblingen airfield buildings
Building with control tower, now hotel under construction
Hangars at former Böblingen airfield
Former aircraft hangars
Böblingen airport control tower
Former control tower - compare with image from 2001 above
Building and hangar Böblingen airfield
Building and hangar
German Air Force F-104G Starfighter
German Air Force F-104G Starfighter
Replica of a Klemm L-20 Kamerad
Replica of a Klemm L-20 Kamerad on the scale 1:2
Buildings Böblingen Flugfeld
Back - compare with image from 2001, above with green car
Buildings
Back
Hotel
Building, now hotel under construction
Exit to Böblingen
Exit - compare with image from 2001, above with gate
Wildermuth Barracks Böblingen
Wildermuth Barracks, today police
Wildermuth Barracks Böblingen
Wildermuth Barracks, today police

Links

Sources

Bibliography

  • /FHB 1928/:
    : "Flughandbuch für das Deutsche Reich" Herausgegeben vom Reichsverkehrsministerium (1928)
  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Alliierte Planskizze
Contents
Page 1: 1915-1945: Suttgart-Böblingen Airport and air base
Page 2: 1945-today: Böblingen Maintenance Facility Army Heliport and Flugfeld ← you are here
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