Fürstenwalde: Airfield

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Coordinates: N522322 E0140544 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 184 ft
Location Indicator: EDAL (200x)
Operator: GSSD, Interflug
Airfield ID: A 05-11

Location

Former East Germany, District of Frankfurt/O;
today Federal State of Brandenburg.

Location

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

Location of airfield

3 km northeast of Furstenwalde center.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield

Situation

Fürstenwalde Airfield in World War II on a US map from 194x - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Fürstenwalde airfield on a US map from 1952 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Usage

Base for soviet transport helicopters until mid-1970s. Then agricultural airfield.

Situation

Fürstenwalde Airfield 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/)

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 1200 m Bit closed / unusable
  • 12/30: 800 m Grass

Maps

Situation map from 1975. Source: VFR manual of former East German Interflug agricultural aeronautical division. Map turned into approximate north direction.
The following map was part of the VFR manual of former East German Interflug agricultural aeronautical division. The document was classified as "restricted".
Visual approach map from 1974

Connections between visual approach and departure routes and local flying routes

Connecting routes between the visual approach and departure routes of the airfields and the Local Flying Routes (as of March 1st, 1982): Shortes flying route from the airfield to the local flying route No. 31 (leg Prötzel - Autobahn intersection Fürstenwalde).
Explanation: The "Local Flying routes" were a network of VFR routes in the former East Germany. The routes were numbered and the legs were defined as straight lines between geographic points.

Today

Use today

Closed, the area is used for a solar power plant.

Links

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 1" Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1998 - Short description, aerial picture from 1953

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