Forst: Highway Strip

Autobahnabschnitt ABA, Groß Bademeusel, Preschen Highway Strip

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN514107 E0144054 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location

Former East Germany ("GDR"), Bezirk (District) Cottbus;
today Federal State of Brandenburg.
Germany during the Cold War

During the Cold War

Usage

Highway strip, frequently used by former East German Airforce (LSK/LV) for training.

In the 1970s

Situation

Forst Highway Strip 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

Runways

  • 13/31: 2300 m x 20 m

Radio beacons

  • LOM 31: 238.5 "SN", 4360 m to threshold 31
  • LMM 31: 997 "S", 1150 m to threshold 31

Radio communication

The call sign was SEKTION.

Images

The following pictures were taken in 1990
Route from the car park to the highway strip:
Ramp for 8 aircraft MiG-21 with blast fence at the northern car park:

Usage

Closed.
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