Deelen: Air Base

Arnhem, Vliegbasis Deelen

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN520336 E0055218 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 158 ft
Location indicatorEHDL
Map with location of Deelen Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Deelen

During World War II

Situation

Deelen Air Base, Nehterlands, on a map 1943
Deelen Air Base in World War II on a US map from 194x
(Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s

Situation

Deelen airfield and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956
Deelen airfield and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956

Lights

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Red identification beacon with ident "DL"

Radio communication

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  • Tower 117.9, 111.42, 121.5, 118.1

In the 1970s

Situation

Deelen Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Deelen Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
(Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

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Data for the year 1990:
  • 02R/20L: 2677 m x 50 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH59 "DLN", at field

Today

Usage

Helicopter training area.
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