Forst: Highway Strip

Autobahnabschnitt ABA, Groß Bademeusel, Preschen Highway Strip

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N514107 E0144054 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps


Former East Germany ("GDR"), Bezirk (District) Cottbus;
today Federal State of Brandenburg.
Germany during the Cold War

During the Cold War


Highway strip, frequently used by former East German Airforce (LSK/LV) for training.

In the 1970s


Forst Highway Strip on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

In the 1980s



  • 13/31: 2300 m x 20 m

Radio beacons

  • LOM 31: 238.5 "SN", 4360 m to threshold 31
  • LMM 31: 997 "S", 1150 m to threshold 31

Radio communication

The call sign was SEKTION.


The following pictures were taken in 1990
Route from the car park to the highway strip:
Ramp for 8 aircraft MiG-21 with blast fence at the northern car park:



Airfields in the vicinity

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