Austria: Air Bases and Military Airfields

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Cold War Airfields, by Bert Kondruss

19 entries
Aigen/Ennstal
Allentsteig
Bad Vöslau: Airfield
Graz: Thalerhof Airport
Innsbruck: Airport
Linz: Hörsching Airport
Parndorf: Air Base
Punitz
Salzburg: Airport
Schwaz: Helipad
Strasshof: Airfield
Tulln: Air Base
Vienna: Aspern Airfield
Vienna: Küniglberg Airstrip
Vienna: Schönbrunn Airstrip
Vienna: Schwechat Airport
Vienna: US Flight Strip
Wiener Neustadt: West
Zeltweg: Hinterstoisser Air Base

Aigen/Ennstal

Fiala-Fernbrugg Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N473209 E0140829 (WGS84)
Elevation: 2093'
Location Indicator: LOXA

Use until 1945

Military airfield.

Current use

Military airfield.

Units

Hubschraubergeschwader (1990)

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 238°/12km Niederöblarn: Helipad
  • 238°/12km Niederöblarn: Airfield

Allentsteig

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Location of airfield

Exact location unknown.

Use during the Cold War

Helipad on training area, used for border patrol flights.

Bad Vöslau: Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N475753 E0161538 (WGS84)

General

Between 1945 and 1955, Bad Vöslau airfield was used by the Soviet occupation force. Thereafter general aviation.

Links

Videos

Airfields in the vicinity

Graz: Thalerhof Airport

Nitter Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N465929 E0152622 (WGS84)
Elevation: 1115'
Location Indicator: LOWG (civ), LOXG (mil, -201x)
Operator: ÖBH, civ

Location of airfield

The airport is located ca. 7 km south of Graz.

Use until 1945

Air base.

Use during the Cold War

Airport and air base. The military installations were in the southwest of the airfield.

Current use

Airport.

Runways

Angaben für das Jahr 1990:
  • 17/35: 640 m x 30 m Grass
  • 17/35: 2760 m x 45 m Concrete
  • 17/35: 760 m x 25 m Grass

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 336°/8km Graz: Belgier-Kaserne Helipad
  • 011°/10km Graz: Landeskrankenhaus Hospital Helipad

Innsbruck: Airport

Kranebitten

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N471537 E0112040 (WGS84)
Elevation: 1900 ft
Location Indicator: LOWI
Operator: FAF, civ

General

The Innsbruck airfield was built after World War II for the French Air Force. Since the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955, it is used as an airport. Nevertheless, a safety position for armed aircrafts is still established at the airfield.

In the 1950s:

Use

French Air Force base.

Runways

  • East/West: 1100 m x 50 m Concrete
  • East/West: 1280 m x 46 m Grass

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 278 "OEJ", 127°/3.0 NM to field; power: 1 kW.

Radio Communication

  • Tower 118.3, 3023.5

Airspace and Procedures

The airfield was operated from sunrise to sunset.

Today:

Use

Airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 089°/3km Innsbruck: Hospital Helipad
  • 080°/13km Hall in Tirol: Hospital Helipad
  • 079°/20km Wattens: Helipad
  • 347°/22km Mittenwald: Kaserne Helipad
  • 284°/23km Telfs: Firebrigade School Helipad
  • 073°/28km Schwaz: Helipad
  • 071°/29km Schwaz: Hospital Helipad
  • 351°/29km Wallgau: Emergency Landing Ground
  • 327°/30km Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Helipad
  • 327°/30km Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Hospital Helipad
  • 117°/31km Tux: Helipad
  • 320°/32km Garmisch: Army Heliport (Sheridan Bks AHP)
  • 299°/36km Ehrwald: Helipad

Linz: Hörsching Airport

Vogler Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481400 E0141115 (WGS84)
Elevation: 978'
Location Indicator: LOWL, LOXL

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 10 km southwest of Linz.

Use until 1945

Air base.

Use during the Cold War

Airport and air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 2810 m x 60 m Concrete
  • 09/27: 660 m x 45 m Grass

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 045°/10km Linz: Barmherzige Brüder Hospital Helipad
  • 044°/11km Linz: Elisabethinen Hospital Helipad
  • 048°/12km Linz: AKH Hospital Helipad
  • 049°/12km Linz: Hospital Helipad
  • 243°/12km Wels: Airfield
  • 056°/13km Linz: East Airfield
  • 242°/14km Wels: Hospital Helipad
  • 134°/15km Hofkirchen: HB Airfield
  • 308°/19km Eferding: Airfield

Parndorf: Air Base

Аэродром Парндорф

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N475926 E0165227 (WGS84)

Use until 1945

Luftwaffe airfield.

Use during the Cold War

Soviet air base until the 1950s.

Current use

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

Punitz

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N470849 E0161901 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: LOGG

Location

Punitz is located ca. 70 km east of Graz, 10 km from the Hungarian border.

Current use

General aviation and helipad for border patrol flights

Links

Salzburg: Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N474738 E0130013 (WGS84)

General

After World War II until the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955, Salzburg was used by the US Air Force. Since then airport for Salzburg. At the southern edge of the apron, a safety position for armed aircraft was still established.

In the early 1950s:

Use

US Air Force base.

Airfield Map

Salzburg as USAF airfield in 1950

Radio Communication

  • Tower 3023.5, 118.1, 121.5
The tower was operating between 0700 and 1700 and on request outside these times.

Airspace and Procedures

The field was open to USAF aircraft only;
operating times: working days 0700-1600

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 053°/2km Salzburg: Landeskrankenhaus Hospital Helipad
  • 283°/2km Wals-Siezenheim: S chwarzenbergkaserne Helipad
  • 081°/4km Salzburg: Unfallkrankenhaus Hospital Helipad
  • 306°/4km Ainring: Airfield
  • 344°/6km Freilassing: Hospital Helipad
  • 231°/8km Bad Reichenhall: Obermühle Airfield
  • 232°/10km Bad Reichenhall: Airfield
  • 234°/12km Bad Reichenhall: Hospital Helipad
  • 179°/17km Berchtesgaden: Hospital Helipad
  • 170°/18km Berchtesgaden: Obersalzberg Hotel Helipad
  • 187°/19km Bischofswiesen: Helipad (Berchtesgaden Strub Kaserne AHP)

Schwaz: Helipad

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N472006 E0114151 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: LOXS

Location

Schwaz is located ca. 20 km east-northeast of Innsbruck.

Current use

Heliport.

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 029°/1km Schwaz: Hospital Helipad
  • 239°/9km Wattens: Helipad
  • 112°/15km Kaltenbach: Helipad
  • 246°/15km Hall in Tirol: Hospital Helipad
  • 144°/22km Mayrhofen: Helipad
  • 179°/22km Tux: Helipad
  • 251°/25km Innsbruck: Hospital Helipad
  • 253°/28km Innsbruck: Airport (Kranebitten)

Strasshof: Airfield

Deutsch-Wagram

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481802 E0163715 (WGS84)

General

Strasshof started as a Luftwaffe airbase in World War II. From 1945 until presumably 1955, the airfield was used by Soviet troops.

Runways

  • 13/31: 2300 m

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

Tulln: Air Base

Langenlebarn, Brumowski

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481910 E0160654 (WGS84)
Elevation: 575 ft
Location Indicator: LOXT

General

Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in der sowjetischen Zone gelegen, wurde der Flugplatz von US-Truppen genutzt. Nach dem Abzug der Besatzungstruppen 1955 ging der Platz an des Österreichische Bundesheer über, den ihn auch heute nutzt.

Location

Tulln is located ca.25 km west-northwest of Vienna.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 3 km east-southeast of Tulln.

Use until 1945

Military airfield.

Airfield Map

US airfield Tulln in 1951

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Alliierte Planskizze

Airfields in the vicinity

Vienna: Aspern Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481333 E0163023 (WGS84)
Location Indicator: LOWA

General

Until 1945 airport and air base. From 1945 until presumably 1955 used by Soviet troops. After the withdrawal of the occupation troops until 1977 general aviation, thereafter closed.

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

Vienna: Küniglberg Airstrip

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481039 E0161727 ca. (WGS84)

Use during the Cold War

British strip for light aircraft from 1951 to 1955. Source: /Wikipedia/

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

Vienna: Schönbrunn Airstrip

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481113 E0161848 ca. (WGS84)

Location of airfield

Between Schönbrunn Palace and Wien River. Source: /Wikipedia/

Use during the Cold War

British airstrip from 1945 until 1955. Quelle: /Wikipedia/

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

Vienna: Schwechat Airport

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N480657 E0163320 (WGS84)

Use during the Cold War

Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield until the 1950s.

In the 1950s:

Use

Airfield of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Airfield Map

Map from 1950 - South of the control tower is the red flashing light, which is typical for british military airfields- in Vienna with the morse code "SC". The dotted circled area in the northwest is the Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) with ident "OEW".

Runways

  • 12/30: 1518 m

Lights

Red flashing light with code SC.

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 408 "OEW", at field
  • Eureka (british radio navigation system)
  • SBA (Standard Beam Approach)

Today:

Use

Airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

Vienna: US Flight Strip

Wien

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481457 E0162211 (WGS84)

General

US Army landing ground in Vienna after World War II. Presumably closed with the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955.

Airfields in the vicinity

Wiener Neustadt: West

Аэродром Винер-Нойштадт

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N475016 E0161322 (WGS84)
Elevation: 935 ft
Location Indicator: LOXN

General

Bis 1945 Flugplatz und Fliegerhorst. Mit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde Wiener Neustadt eine Basis der sowjetischen Luftstreitkräfte, die den Platz bis zum Abzug im Jahre 1955 nutzten. Danach ging der Flugplatz an das Österreichische Bundesheer über, das ihn noch heute betreibt.

Location

Wiener Neustadt is located ca. 45 km south of Vienna.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 3 km north-northwest of Wiener Neustadt.

Use until 1945

Air base.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 18/36 Grass

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 070°/2km Wiener Neustadt: Rescue Helicopter Pad
  • 078°/3km Wiener Neustadt: East
  • 143°/3km Wiener Neustadt: Hospital Helipad
  • 011°/14km Bad Vöslau: Airfield

Zeltweg: Hinterstoisser Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N471209 E0144437 (WGS84)
Elevation: 2220 ft
Location Indicator: LOXZ
Operator: ÖBH

Use until 1945

Air base.

In the 1980s:

Runways

  • 08/26: 1600 m (5249 ft) x 80 m (262 ft) Asphalt

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 418 "ZW", at field

Radio Communication

  • Approach 129.15, 135.05
  • Tower 118.7, 132.65

Today:

Use today

Air base.

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 239°/8km Judenburg: Hospital Helipad

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