For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN513400 E0045624 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 49 ft
Location indicatorEHGR
Map with location of Gilze-Rijen Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Gilze-Rijen

During the Cold War

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s

Situation

Map with Gilze-Rijen Air Base, Netherlands, airways and restricted areas 1956
Gilze-Rijen Air Base and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956

Lights

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Red identification beacon with ident "GR"

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 320.5 "PEC"

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

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  • Homer 117.9, 103.32
  • Tower 100.26, 103.32, 117.9, 121.5, 116.28, 111.42, 120.6, 108.0, 118.1, 116.1, 117.18, 119.7

In the 1970s

Situation

Gilze-Rijen Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Gilze-Rijen 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:
  • 10/28: 2779 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 02/20: 1996 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH111 "GZR", at field

Sources

Airfields in the vicinity

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