Saarmund: Airfield

Eichberg, Wilhelmshorst

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
The history of the Cold War airfields: Saarmund
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N521828 E0130601 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location Indicator: EDCS
Operator: GST, NVA LSK/LV

Location

Former East Germany, District of Potsdam;
today Federal State of Brandenburg.
Germany during the Cold War
Map

Location of airfield

2.3 km southwest of Saarmund.

Usage during the Cold War

Glider airfield for pre-military organization "Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik" (GST) until 1979.
Helipad 3005 for Flugplatzpionierbataillon 14 (FPiB-14) and Pionierbataillon 24 (PiB-24) of former East German Airforce (LSK/LV) and helipad 6103 of former National People's Army (NVA).

Use today

General Aviation.

Situation

Saarmund Airfield on a US map from 1969 - (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 1000 m Grass
  • 03/21: 1150 m Grass
Main takeoff and landing direction: 90°, 270°, reserve 30°
Capacity: 1 helicopter (for FPiB-14 and PiB-24)

Airspace and procedures

Usable at day and good weather conditions.
Alert time: 80 minutes.

Obstacles

Forrest: direction 180-270°, distance 350-500 m, height 10-15 m.

Real property

The airfield or a nearby object had the National People's Army installation ID 04/351.

Links

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