Preschen: Air Base

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Coordinates: N513950 E0143802 (WGS84) Google Maps


Former East Germany, District of Cottbus;
today Federal State of Brandenburg.
Map with location of Preschen airfield
Germany during the Cold War

During the Cold War


Former East German Airforce (NVA LSK/LV) airbase.

In the 1970s


Map with Preschen Airfield in 1972
Preschen Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - Well recognizable is the location close to the border to Poland (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Radio beacons

  • LOM 25: 294 "KL"
  • LMM 25: 607 "K"

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Map of Preschen Airfield


  • 07/25: 2500 m x 80 m Concrete
  • 07/25: 2400 m x 50 m Grass
  • 24 southern taxiway

Radio beacons

  • LOM 25: 466 "KL", 4000 m to threshold 25
  • LMM 25: 947 "K", 1100 m to threshold 25
  • LOM 07: 466 "LK", 4320 m to threshold 07
  • LMM 07: 947 "L", 960 m to threshold 07


Maps from the former East German military airfield manual "Verzeichnis 012" (formerly "secret").
Map with Preschen Airfield in the East German airspace with airways
Location of Preschen Airfield - Shown is the airspace in the southern part of East Germany ("GDR") with the allied air corridors as well as the East German airways and radio beacons. Typical for the misleading East German style is that only the western part of Berlin is particularly characterized.
Departure routes from Preschen Airfield
Departure routes
Chart with approach routes to Preschen Air Base in main landing direction
Approach routes in main landing direction
Chart with approach routes to Preschen Air Base in secondary landing direction
Approach routes in secondary landing direction
Map of Preschen Air Base
Preschen Air Base



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