Markgrafpieske is located about 45 km southeast of the city center of Berlin and 9 km southwest of Fürstenwalde. In GDR times there was an anti-aircraft missile site of the National People's Army (NVA) about 3 km east of the village. It was equipped with missiles of the type SA-2 Guideline (S-75 Dwina/Wolchow). In the 1980s, the unit was referred to as Anti-Aircraft Missile Unit 4121 (FRA-4121). A helipad was designated for this site, which is described below.
Location of airfield
According to the coordinates, the helicopter landing pad was not directly at the missile site, but 1.5 km southeast of the center of Markgrafpieske, between the village and the Autobahn.
In the 1980s and early 1990s
Markgrafpieske Anti-aircraft missile site on 26 July 1980. - 1: firing site; 2: barracks; 3: the helipad should have been in this area; 4: noticeable structure, apparently something has been built here recently, one year before this area was inconspicuous (see picture above), purpose unknown; 5: eastern edge of Markgrafpieske; 6: Rauen (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Runways, taxiways, aprons
Main takeoff and landing direction: 270°,
surface: overgrown sand,
usable without crop damage,
Capacity: 1 helicopter.
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Airspace and procedures
Usable at day and good weather conditions.
Alert time: 60 minutes
Timber-forest: direction 0°, height 15 m.