Rothwesten: Gunpost Army Heliport

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CoordinatesN512459 E0093027 ca. (WGS84) Google Maps (approximate location)
Elevation 1018 ft
Federal stateHessen (Hesse)
The history of the Cold War airfields: Rothwesten

Location

Federal State of Hessen (Hesse).
The "Gunpost" radar site was located about 3 km north-northwest of Rothwesten, today belonging to the community of Immenhausen.

Location of airfield

According to documents from the 1960/70s, the heliport was located east of the radar site. The exact location is unknown.

Usage during the Cold War

US Army helipad at "Gunpost" radar and direction finding site.

Use today

Closed.

Radio communication

116.1 (1948)
Direction finder for aircraft in the southern corridor to Berlin: 120.5, 121.5 (1958).
Heliport: FM 33.7 on request (1968).

Airspace and procedures

Approach and departure directions at pilot's discretions. Traffic pattern east.

Obstacles

Antennas 150 ft west. Vehicles and personnel near the landing area (1971).

Airfields in the vicinity

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