Pferdsfeld: Air Base

Eckweiler

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N495120 E0073619 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1299 ft
Location Indicator: EDSP

Location

Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate).
Map with location of Pferdsfeld airfield
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

In the 1960s

Situation

Pferdsfeld Airfield on a map from 1963
Pferdsfeld Airfield on a map from 1963 - At this time, no TACAN navigation system was installed at Pferdsfeld yet.

In the 1970s

Situation

Map with Pferdsfeld Air Base 1972
Pferdsfeld Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Map of Pferdsfeld Air Base 1977
Pferdsfeld Air Base on a map from 1977

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH98 "PFF", at field
  • NDB: 394 "PFF", at field

Today

Usage

Closed.

Situation

Aerial picture of Pferdsfeld Airfield 2016
Aerial picture from August 2016 - Large parts of the former airfield are covered with solar panels.
Eastern end with threshold runway 27 of Pferdsfeld Airfield
Eastern end with threshold runway 27
Former Pferdsfeld helipad, solar energy modules
Former helipad, solar energy modules
Western end with threshold runway 09 of Pferdsfeld Airfield
Western end with threshold runway 09

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