Landsberg/Lech: Air Base

Penzing

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KoordinatenN480414 E0105422 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorDELB (195x), EDSA (196x-199x), ETSA (199x-)
Map with location of Landsberg/Lech airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Map of Landsberg Luftwaffe Air Base in World War II 1944
Landsberg Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

After the World War II first used by the US Air Force. Later German Air Force base.

In the 1950s

Situation

Map of Landsberg/Lech US Air Force Base in 1952
Landsberg/Lech US Air Force Base in 1952

Overview

Map of Penzing Air Base 1959
Map of Penzing Air Base 1959 - Only the buildings are shown. Also recognizable is the railway spur from the north.

Airspace and procedures

US Air Force approach map for Landsberg from 1956
US Air Force approach map from 1956

In the 1960s

Situation

Landsberg/Lech airfield on a map 1963
Landsberg/Lech airfield on a map 1963

Overview

Landsberg/Lech Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1962
Landsberg/Lech Air Base on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962 - Unfortunately, the view is impaired by clouds (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Airspace and procedures

Landsberg Chart NDB approach 1967
NDB approach 1967

In the 1980s

Situation

Landsberg/Lech Air Base on a map 1981
Landsberg/Lech air base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981

Overview

Map of Landsberg airfield in 1984
Landsberg airfield in 1984

Runways

  • 07/25: 2066 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 448 "LQ", 253° / 4.7 NM to fld
  • ILS 25: 111.7 "LQ"

Images

German Air Force C-160 Transall and US Air Force C-130 Hercules Landsberg March 1986
A German Air Force C-160 Transall and a US Air Force C-130 Hercules in Landsberg in March 1986 (Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Fernando Serna)

Today

Usage

The airfield has been closed in December 2017, the barracks are still occupied by the Bundeswehr.

Airspace and procedures

The last Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) valid from 21.12.2017 indicates the aerodrome (AD) as closed (CLSD):

AD CLSD.

LAST NOTAM INITIATED BY AIM ETSA.
THANKS FOR GOOD COOPERATION. (:
STAY HEALTHY ALL OVER THE WORLD.
WE WILL MISS YOU.

LTG 61 MELDET SICH AB. ):

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Alliierte Planskizze
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