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CoordinatesN520236 E0042225 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation -6 ft
Location indicatorEHYB
Map with location of Ypenburg Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Ypenburg

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

During World War II

Situation

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

During the 1950s

Situation

Ypenburg with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956
Ypenburg with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 376 "PEY"

Radio communication

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  • Tower 117.9, 257.8, 111.42, 121.5, 262.9, 100.26

During the 1960s

Overview

Ypenburg runways and taxiways on a map 1960
Runways and taxiways on a map from 1960
(Source: DoD)

Runways

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  • 05L/23R: 2441 m x 23 m
  • 05R/23L: 2140 m x 45 m

Lights

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Identification beacon with ident YP at the northwestern side of the field,
Approach lights runway 23L

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 376 "YBR", at field, in the southwestern corner

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio communication

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  • Ypenburg Approach Control 362.3, 136.35, 117.9
  • Ypenburg Tower 357.1, 257.8, 117.9

In the 1970s

Situation

Ypenburg Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Ypenburg 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

Runways

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  • 05L/23R: 2442 m Concrete
  • 05R/23L: 2442 m Concrete

Radio beacons

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  • TACAN: CH 49 "YBR", at field

Radio communication

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  • Approach 122.1, 341.8, 362.3
  • GCA 123.3, 226.7, 260.1, 122.1, 280.4, 344.0, 385.4
  • Tower 122.1, 257.8, 337.3

Telephone

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(070) 469335

In the early 1990s

Runways

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The previous two parallel runways have been reduced to only one.
  • 05/23: 2440 m Asphalt/Concrete

Radio beacons

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  • TACAN: CH 49, at field

Radio communication

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  • Rotterdam Approach 127.025, 230.5, 362.3, 119.7
  • Final 399.35, 385.4, 257.5, 123.3, 122.1
  • Tower 122.1, 308.55, 257.8

Telephone

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(015) 146441

Airspace and procedures

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The airfield may only be used by special arrangement to the Ministry of Defence in the Hague in exceptional circumstances.

Today

Usage

Closed. The area was used to build a housing area and an industrial estate. At the northwestern corner, the former control tower is preserved.

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