Oberschleissheim airfield was opened before the World War I and served the Bavarian Air Force. In the 1920s and 1930s, it was used for civil aviation and later developed into a Luftwaffe air base. In 1945, US troops took over the airfield, which was used by the US Army until the 1970s. From 1958 to 1981 there was also an German Army aviation squadron based here. Then the Federal Border Guard, or later, the Federal Police took over the field, which is also used again for general aviation.
From the 1950s onwards, an extensive antenna system from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty was located in the eastern part of the airfield.
Location of Schleissheim airfield, ca. 1926
Schleißheim airfield, ca. 1926
Schleißheim airfield, ca. 1926
Airfield characteristics at daytime
Just south of Schloss Schleissheim. In the north-west of the movement area is the inscription "Schleissheim" and 2 white-red radio towers. Landing sign is always deployed. Black-white-red windsack on the central hangar. Movement area boundaries in the north, east and west marked by roads.
Airfield characteristics at night
Permanent night lighting not available. On request at Bavaria South flight control, green, white and red landing lights, in line parallel to the wind direction. Land from green over white to red, to the right of the row.
Runways, taxiways, aprons
Terrain: Good sod on firm ground; About 15 cm Humus layer on gravel.
Shortest rolling length: in direction northeast-southwest 700 m.
3 aircraft hangars, including 1 hangar 215.0 x 15.85 m, 1 hangar 89.5 x 15.9 m, 1 hangar 51.0 x 27.3 m. The hangars contain a total of 4 cranes with 0.6 t load capacity each and 2 suspension devices with a load capacity of 1.0 t each.
Include all machines and tools necessary for repairing wooden aircraft and for minor repairs of metal aircraft. Autogenous welding system. Electricity: 110/190 V AC. Spare parts accessible not guaranteed from the transport company's stock.
For 63 000 l gasoline and benzene. Always 4 000 liters of benzene and benzene in stock.
Without ramp available.
First aid in the case of accidents
Done by airfield's police. Medical room available. Nearest doctor in Schleissheim (1 km distance).
Customs, post office, passport:
Customs clearance and passport control by police station.
Accommodation of passengers
In the Schloßwirtschaft Schleissheim or in Munich.
Kraftdroschken auf Anruf zu erhalten. Vorortbahn nach München.
In the 1960s
The airfield is used jointly by the US Army and German Army Aviation. Therefore it has two location indicators: EDOS for the US Army and EDPO for German Army.
Oberschleissheim Airfield on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Oberschleißheim Army Airfield 1967
- Tower 304.5, 138.35, 122.1, 35.4
Airspace and procedures
Operating times of the US Army Airfield: 24 h
Operating times of the German Army: Monday till Friday 06:00-17:00Z, Saturday and Sunday PPR until 15:00Z, closed on holidays.
Traffic pattern for fixed wing aircraft only north 2500 ft MSL; for helicopters north 2500 ft, south 2100 ft.
Glider flying Monday-Friday from 15:30Z till sunset, Saturday from 12:00Z till sunset, Sunday from sunrise to sunset.
Numerous radio towers on the eastern end of the airfield.