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CoordinatesN522322 E0140544 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 184 ft
Former East GermanyDistrict of Frankfurt/O
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorEDAL (200x)
Map with location of Fürstenwalde Airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map

Location of airfield

3 km northeast of Furstenwalde center.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield

Situation

Fürstenwalde Air Base in World War II on a map 194x
Fürstenwalde Air Base in World War II on a US map from 194x (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

Overview

Fürstenwalde Air Base on a map 1952
Fürstenwalde Air Base on a US map from 1952 (Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

During the Cold War

Usage

Base for soviet transport helicopters until mid-1970s. Then agricultural airfield of Interflug state airline. In addition, the East German National People's Army listed the airfield under the ID "A 05-11".

In the 1960s

Overview

Fürstenwalde Airfield on 02 May 1965 - The viewing direction is approximately southeast (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Storage area
Storage area (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Barracks with sports field
Barracks with sports field (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Southwestern part
Southwestern part - 1: Barracks; 2: Object of unknown purpose; 3: Steinhöfeler Chaussee; 4: Railway Fürstenwalde-Steinhöfel-Hasenfelde; 5: A train at the railway siding (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Eastern end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Hangars - There are numerous vehicles in front of all hangars. The airfield seems to be no longer used for flying. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western part at the Buchholzer Chaussee (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Northern part (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Situation

Map with Fürstenwalde airfield, Germany, 1972
Fürstenwalde Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)
Visual approach map 1974
Visual approach map for agricultural aviation from 1974 (Source: VFR-Luftfahrthandbuch für die Interflug Betrieb Agrarflug)

Overview

Fürstenwalde Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image ...
Fürstenwalde Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Fürstenwalde: Situation map 1975
Situation map from 1975, turned into approximate north direction. - The paved runway is closed, the agricultural aviation uses a 600 m long grass runway in the north. (Source: VFR-Luftfahrthandbuch für die Interflug Betrieb Agrarflug)
Aerodrome Fürstenwalde, 1979
US satellite image from 16 May 1979 - The northern part used by Interflug has been extended (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 1200 m Bit closed / unusable
  • 12/30: 800 m Grass

Connections between visual approach and departure routes and local flying routes

Connecting routes between the visual approach and departure routes of the airfields and the Local Flying Routes (as of March 1st, 1982): Shortes flying route from the airfield to the local flying route No. 31 (leg Prötzel - Autobahn intersection Fürstenwalde).
Explanation: The "Local Flying routes" were a network of VFR routes in the former East Germany. The routes were numbered and the legs were defined as straight lines between geographic points.

Today

Use today

Closed, the area is used for a solar power plant.

Links

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 1" Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1998 - Short description, aerial picture from 1953
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