Augsburg: Haunstetten Airfield

Augsburg Army Airfield AAF

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN481958 E0105404 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1615 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorDBAB (195x), EDED (mil 196x), EDMA (196x)
Map with location of Augsburg Haunstetten Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Augsburg Haunstetten

During the 1920s/1930s

Overview

Map of Haunstetten 1930
Map from 1930
Source: Flughandbuch für das Deutsche Reich
Aerial picture of the airfield, 1930
Aerial picture of the airfield, looking northwest (1930)
Source: Flughandbuch für das Deutsche Reich

Information from the Aeronautical Information Publication as of March 1930

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Augsburg commercial airfield

Business owner / Administrator

City of Augsburg, Augsburg.

Transport companies / Airlines

Schwäbisch-Bayerische Fluggesellschaft m. b. H. Airlines, Augsburg, Airfield Haunstetterstraße, cable address: Schwabenflug, Augsburg.

Airfield characteristics at daytime

The airfield is located 2 km south of the city, east of the railway Augsburg Buchloe. The white poles of the fence are easily visible. The maneuvering area is T-shaped, with the cross bar in the north. In the center is a landing circle with a diameter of 25 m, with the inscription "A". The landing sign of not displayed permanently. Wind sock at the southeast corner of the hangar.

Airfield characteristics at night

No permanent night lighting. On request to the administrator or the airfield police station, green, white and red landing lights, in line parallel to the wind direction. Landing has to be done from green over white to red, right of the line; the front of the hangar will be illuminated on request.

Runways

Good sod on gravel.
Shortest rolling length: in east-west direction 700 m.

Hangars

1 hangar 60 x 45 m, gate width 27,5 x 5 m. The hangar has a travelling cran with a maximum load of 1 t.

Workshops

The aircraft company located at the northern side of the field allows repairs of all kind. Eletrical power supply: 125, 220 and 380 Volts, 120/150 Amp. 3-phase current with 50 periods. Spare parts for several airplane and engine types in stock.

Fuel equipment

Fuel installation for 25 000 l of petrol and benzene. 3000 l available at any time.

Railway siding

Head platform.

First aid in the case of accidents

To be done by the airfield police station. Emergency room at the aircraft factory. Nearest doctor in Augsburg (2 km away).

Customs

Done by airfield police station.

Accommodation of passengers

In the city.

Connections

No shuttle service. Tram stop at field, taxis available at any time on call.

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army airfield, thereafter general aviation.

Runways

  • 03/21: 1000 m x 50 m Grass

In the 1960s

Overview

Topographic map Augsburg Haunstetten 1964
Extract from the topographic map 7631 Augsburg (1964) with the Haunstetten airfield.
Source: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, Lizenz: Creative Commons Namensnennung, keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY-ND 3.0)

In the 1970s

Overview

Haunstetten Army Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
Former Augsburg Haunstetten Airfield on a US satellite image from Sunday 28 December 1975 - The airfield has been out of service for about 7 years. The area is snow-covered.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Today

Usage

Closed.

Overview

Aerial image 2018
Aerial image (2018) - Today university.
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung – www.geodaten.bayern.de; Lizenz: Creative Commons Namensnennung (CC BY)

Sources

Bibliography

  • Reichsverkehrsministerium: "Flughandbuch für das Deutsche Reich" - Reichskartenstelle des Reichsamts für Landesaufnahme, Berlin 1928

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