Airfield Survey 1953
In 1953 and 1954, survey tours took place to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m or 3000 m is possible.
For Nellingen it was found that the already small movement area (800 m x 1000 m, 2625 ft x 3280 ft) is now even smaller due to newly built quarters and four-storied family buildings. In addition, roads and stands for tanks are under construction. It was believed that the area is unusable, not extendable and unsuitable to be used as an airfield.