Airfield Survey in 1953
In 1953, survey tours took place in Southern Germany to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m (8203 ft) or 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible.
For Giebelstadt was documented: A new runway, taxiways and hardstands have been built on the airfield with 2100 m x 600 m (6890 ft x 1969 ft). The movement areas with a concrete runway 08/26 of 2100 m x 60 m (6890 ft x 197 ft) are in good conditions. An extension "stub" west of the road Giebelstadt - Herchsheim with 300 m x 50 m (984 ft x 164 ft) is in preparation. The old installations are mostly destroyed, with the exception of two hangars and some refueling points. The former quarter area is blown up to 90%. An extension to 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible only to the west, with minor earth movements, but with the need to relocate the road B19 Giebelstadt-Herchsheim.