Crailsheim: McKee Barracks Army Heliport AHP

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CoordinatesN490824 E0100224 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1370 ft
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Map with location of Crailsheim McKee Barracks Army Heliport AHP, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Crailsheim McKee Barracks

Location of airfield

2 km west of Crailsheim

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

US Army helipad in the McKee Barracks until the early 1980s.

In the 1960s


Aerial image 1968: McKee Barracks in Crailsheim
Aerial image 1968: McKee Barracks in Crailsheim
Source: Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, EL 68 IX Nr 5853,
Crailsheim US Army helipad
Enlargement: Helipad in the north

Airspace and procedures

Operated from sunrise to sunset; unattended; arrivals with 090°, departures 270°; traffic pattern and altitude at pilot's discretion.


Obstacles in all directions.

In the 1970s and early 1980s


McKee Barracks Crailsheim, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Crailsheim McKee Barracks on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977 - 1: Crailsheim Army Airfield; 2: McKee Barracks
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio beacons

AFN on frequency 1394 kcs 0.5 nautical miles east.


Duty hours phone 2735-706/546, at other times 610/801.

Airspace and procedures

Arrivals and departures east or west. Noise abatement procedure: traffic pattern north of highway, avoid overflight of city and kaserne, altitude at pilot's discretion.


Obstacles in all directions.


Use today

McKee Barracks was closed in 1993/1994 and later demolished. With it, the helipad also disappeared. On the site the Hirtenwiesen residential area was developed. Today, the building Haller Straße 185 is located on the place of the helipad.



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