Görlitz: Airfield

Gorlitz

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Psychologische Beratung Stuttgart
Coordinates: N510933 E0145704 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Location Indicator: EDBX
Operator: GST, NVA

Location

Former East Germany, District of Dresden;
today Federal State of Sachsen (Saxony).
Germany during the Cold War

Location of airfield

At the north-western edge of Goerlitz.

During World War II

Usage

Started as civilian airfield, later taken over by Luftwaffe and extended to an air base.

Situation

Görlitz Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Görlitz 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 during the Cold War

Airfield of the former East German pre-military mass organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST, "Sport and Technology Association") until 1979, then closed.
Additionally:
- Helipad 3037 for Supply Depot 14 (Versorgungslager 14, VL-14) of former East German Air Force (NVA LSK/LV).
- Helipad 5705 of former East German Border Troops (Grenztruppen, GT),

Situation

Görlitz 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, taxiways, aprons

Dimensions: 600 m x 600 m,
main takeoff and landing direction: 330°,
surface: solid grass,
capacity: 1 helicopter (for helipad 3037).

Telephone

Sondernetz/Stabsnetz S1 3734-761-829p (VL-14)

Airspace and procedures

Das VFR-Handbuch Agrarflug von 1977 (NfD) macht für Görlitz folgende Angaben:
- Motorflugbetrieb mit maximal zulässiger Belastung 5500 kp AUW (Gesamtfluggewicht)
- Segelflugbetrieb
- Fallschirmsprunglandeplatz
Helipad usable at day during good weather conditions
Alert time: 60 minutes.

Obstacles

None.

Today

Usage

General aviation

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
  • Grenzdörfer, Joachim; Seifert, Karl-Dieter: "Geschichte der ostdeutschen Verkehrsflughäfen" Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn, 1997 - 4 pages description, maps and aerial picture

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