Warsaw: Okęcie Airport

Port Lotniczy Warszawa-Okęcie, Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie, Warsaw Chopin Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN520957 E0205760 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 325'
RegionWojewództwo mazowieckie, Województwo warszawskie
Location indicatorEPWA
Map with location of Warsaw Okęcie Airport, Poland
The history of the Cold War airfields: Warsaw

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Airport with a Polish Air Force station.

In the 1950s

Runways

  • 03/21: 1649 m x 37 m
  • 11/29: 1750 m x 37 m
  • 15/31: 2000 m x 78 m

Radio communication

  • Tower 3255 kHz, 118.1 MHz

In the 1960s

Overview

Warsaw Okęcie Airport, Poland, on a US satellite image 1964
Warsaw Okęcie Airport on a US satellite image from 24 September 1964 - The three runways are well recognizable. Narrow runway 03/21 probably is no longer in operation at this time.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Northern part
Northern part - Various aprons and hangars. On the left is the PZL aircraft factory.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Southern part
Southern part - Runway 15/33 was recently extended to the southeast.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Aprons, hangars and aircraft at Warsaw Okęcie airport, Poland
Aprons, hangars and aircraft in the north - The airfield has extensive railway tracks, some tracks can be seen at the upper edge of the picture.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Northwestern part
Northwestern part - Also here numerous tracks are recognizable.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
PZL aircraft factory Warsaw
PZL aircraft factory
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Southern part
Southern part - The area looks like a training ground
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Approach lights runway 33, Warsaw
Approach lights runway 33
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s

Situation

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1985:
  • 15/33: 3690 m x 60 m
  • 11/29: 2800 m x 50 m

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1985:
  • NDB: 330 "PNO", to RWY33
  • VORDME: 112.9 "PNO", to RWY33
  • ILS 33: 110.3 "WA"
  • LOM 33: 412 "WAO"
  • LMM 33: 361 "W"
  • LOM 29: 349 "WAS"
  • LMM 29: 455 "H"
  • ILS 11: 109.9 "WAS"
  • LOM 11: 336 "WAG"
  • LMM 11: 375 "AY"

Radar

ASR/PAR (1985)

Units

36 SPLT: PZL-104, Tu-134A, Tu-154 (1990)

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