Westerland: Air Base, RAF Sylt

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N545442 E0082033 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 51 ft
Location Indicator: EDNY (197x), EDHX (198x), EDXW (200x)
Operator: RAF, GAF

Location

Germany during the Cold War

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Westerland Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

Used by RAF until 1946; later Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Westerland Air Base 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:
  • 15/33: 2120 m x 45 m
  • 06/24: 1696 m x 45 m

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • NDB: 286 "SLT", 329°/3.5NM to fld
Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 387 "SLT", 328°/3.5NM to THR33
  • ILS33: 111.5 "IWES"
  • DME: CH52 "WES", at field

Radar

ASR/PAR (1971)

Radio communication

Call sign: SYLT

Today

Usage

Airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

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