Kirch-Göns: Army Airfield

Kirchgons, Ayers

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KoordinatenN502843 E0083838 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 848 ft
Federal stateHessen (Hesse)
Location indicatorEDIM
Map with location of Kirch-Göns Ayers Barracks, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kirch-Göns
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

The airfield was located immediately northeast of Ayers Kaserne.

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army landing ground for fixed-wing aircraft, presumably used until the late 1970s. According to a map of Ayers from the early 1980s, the area was no longer used as an airfield.

Overview

US Army Ayers Barracks, Kirch-Göns, Germany, 1977
US Army Ayers Barracks on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

Data for the year 1971:
  • 09/27: 366 m x 18 m Grass
The runway was marked on both sides with panels indicating usable runway length at 200 ft (61 m) intervals.

Radio communication

Kirchgoens Radio 31.8, 122.1

Airspace and procedures

The airfield was operated Monday to Friday from 0700Z till 1600Z and Saturdays from 0700Z till 1100Z. At other times, the airfield was unattended.
The airfield was closed to aircrafts of type U-8 and larger. Aircrafts U-6 required a prior permission due to seasonal changes in the runway condition.
Traffic pattern in the south, for fixed-wing aircrafts in 1850 ft MSL, for helicopters in 1350 ft.

Obstacles

150 ft west of threshold 09 was a 10 ft high fence.
At the eastern end of runway 27 was a 2.5 ft drop and a road.
150 ft north o threshold 09 was a 25 ft van with an antenna.

Installations

Former USAF radar site WNW of AHP

Today

Usage

Closed.

Current State

The barracks have been demolished and the area was transformed into an industrial estate. There are no traces of the airfield left.
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