Netherlands: Air Bases and Military Airfields

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Cold War Airfields, by Bert Kondruss

12 entries
De Kooy
De Peel: Air Base
Deelen: Air Base
Eindhoven
Gilze-Rijen: Air Base
Leeuwarden: Air Base
Soesterberg: Air Base
Twenthe: Air Base
Valkenburg: Air Base
Volkel: Air Base
Woensdrecht: Air Base
Ypenburg: Air Base

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De Kooy

Vliegveld de Kooy, Den Helder Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N525524 E0044650 (WGS84)
Elevation: 3 ft
Location Indicator: EHKD
Operator: RNN

Runways

Data for the year 1978:
  • 17/35: 900 m Grass
  • 09/27: 400 m Grass
  • 04/22: 914 m Concrete
Data for the year 1990:
  • 04/22: 1240 m x 30 m Concrete

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 009°/22km Texel: Airfield

De Peel: Air Base

Venray, Vliegbasis De Peel

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N513104 E0055124 (WGS84)
Elevation: 98 ft
Location Indicator: EHDP
Operator: RNlAF

Use during the Cold War

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

Current use

The airfield is closed, but the area still houses a military installation.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06R/24L: 2988 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH53 "DPL", at field

Deelen: Air Base

Arnhem, Vliegbasis Deelen

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N520336 E0055218 (WGS84)
Elevation: 158 ft
Location Indicator: EHDL
Operator: RNlAF

Use during the Cold War

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

Current use

Helicopter training area.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 02R/20L: 2677 m x 50 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH59 "DLN", at field

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 095°/4km Terlet: Airfield

Eindhoven

Vliegbasis Eindhoven, Eindhoven Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N512700 E0052230 (WGS84)
Elevation: 74 ft
Location Indicator: EHEH
Operator: RNlAF

Runways

Data for the year 1971:
  • 08R/26L
Data for the year 1990:
  • 04/22: 3000 m x 45 m Concrete

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH119 "EHV", at field
  • NDB: 397 "EHN"

Installations

Rebuilt completely, now suitable for large transport airplanes.

Links

Gilze-Rijen: Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N513400 E0045624 (WGS84)
Elevation: 49 ft
Location Indicator: EHGR
Operator: RNlAF

Use

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 2779 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 02/20: 1996 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH111 "GZR", at field

Airfields in the vicinity

Leeuwarden: Air Base

Vliegbasis Leeuwarden

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N531331 E0054510 (WGS84)
Elevation: 4 ft
Location Indicator: EHLW
Operator: RNlAF

Use

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 1994 m x 48 m Asphalt
  • 06/24: 2382 m x 48 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH94 "LWD", at field

Soesterberg: Air Base

Vliegbasis Soesterberg, Camp New Amsterdam

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N520738 E0051633 (WGS84)
Elevation: 66 ft
Location Indicator: EHSB
Operator: RNlAF, USAF

Use during the Cold War

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base. Also used by the US Air Force (USAF).

Current use

Closed.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 13/31: 2094 m x 50 m Asphalt
  • 09/27: 2132 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH105 "SSB"

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 309°/11km Hilversum: Airfield

Twenthe: Air Base

Vliegbasis Twenthe, Enschede Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N521633 E0065321 (WGS84)
Elevation: 114 ft
Location Indicator: EHTW
Operator: RNlAF

Use during the Cold War

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

During the 1960s:

Runways

  • 06/24: 2440 m x 50 m
  • 12/30: 1553 m x 23 m

Lights

Identification beacon with ident TW at the northern side of the field,
Approach lights for runway 24

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 336 "TWN", at field, at the eastern side, near the control tower

Radio Communication

  • Twenthe Approach Control 117.9
  • Twenthe Tower 136.35, 117.9, 357.1, 257.8

During the 1970s:

Radio Beacons

  • TACAN: CH 44 "TWN", at field

Radio Communication

  • Twenthe Approach 122.1, 268.3, 362.3
  • Twenthe GCA 123.3, 254.6
  • Twenthe Tower 122.1, 257.8, 297.4

During the 1980s:

Runways

  • 06/24: 2406 m x 50 m Asphalt
  • 11/29: 1646 m x 25 m Asphalt

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 335.5 "TWN"
  • TACAN: CH 44 "TWN", at field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio Communication

  • Approach 122.1, 268.3, 362.3
  • GCA 123.3, 122.1, 122.45, 254.6, 281.5, 344.0, 385.4
  • Tower 122.1, 119.7, 297.4, 257.8
  • Ground 250.7

Telephone

(053) 350705

Current Use

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

  • 097°/18km Ochtrup: Materialdepot Helipad

Valkenburg: Air Base

Leiden, Vliegkamp Valkenburg

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N521006 E0042530 (WGS84)
Elevation: 0 ft
Location Indicator: EHVB
Operator: RNN

Use during the Cold War

Airfield of the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine).

Current use

Closed.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 16/34: 1500 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 05/23: 2440 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 364 "GV"

Airfields in the vicinity

Volkel: Air Base

Nijmegen, Uden, Vliegbasis Volkel

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N513927 E0054228 (WGS84)
Elevation: 72 ft
Location Indicator: EHVK
Operator: RNlAF

Use

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06R/24L: 2843 m x 23 m Asphalt
  • 06L/24R: 3023 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH20 "VKL", at field

Woensdrecht: Air Base

Bergen op Zoom, Vliegbasis Woensdrecht

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N512656 E0042032 (WGS84)
Elevation: 64 ft
Location Indicator: EHWO
Operator: RNlAF

Use

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

During the 1960s:

Runways

  • 07L/25R: 2149 m x 23 m
  • 07R/25L: 2441 m x 45 m

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 345 "WDT", at field

Radio Communication

  • Woensdrecht Approach Control 362.3, 117.9
  • Woensdrecht Tower 117.9, 136.35, 257.8, 357.1

During the 1980s:

Runways

  • 07L/25R: 2115 m x 23 m Asphalt
  • 07R/25L: 2442 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio Beacons

  • TACAN: CH 97 "WDT", at field

Installations

NATO tank farm 5WOD, approx. 3 km northeast of the field, has been demolished.

Airfields in the vicinity

Ypenburg: Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N520236 E0042225 (WGS84)
Elevation: -6 ft
Location Indicator: EHYB
Operator: RNlAF / Fokker

Use during the Cold War

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

During the 1950s:

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 376 "PET"

Radio Communication

  • Tower 117.9, 257.8, 111.42, 121.5, 262.9, 100.26

During the 1960s:

Runways

  • 05L/23R: 2441 m x 23 m
  • 05R/23L: 2140 m x 45 m

Lights

Identification beacon with ident YP at the northwestern side of the field,
Approach lights runway 23L

Radio Beacons

  • NDB: 376 "YBR", at field, in the southwestern corner

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio Communication

  • Ypenburg Approach Control 362.3, 136.35, 117.9
  • Ypenburg Tower 357.1, 257.8, 117.9

During the 1980s:

Runways

  • 05L/23R: 2442 m Concrete
  • 05R/23L: 2442 m Concrete

Radio Beacons

  • TACAN: CH 49, at field

Radio Communication

  • Approach 122.1, 341.8, 362.3
  • GCA 123.3, 226.7, 260.1, 122.1, 280.4, 344.0, 385.4
  • Tower 122.1, 257.8, 337.3

Telephone

(070) 469335

Early 1990s:

Runways

  • 05/23: 2440 m Asphalt / Concrete
The previous two parallel runways have been reduced to only one.

Radio Beacons

  • TACAN: CH 49 "YBR", at field

Radio Communication

  • Rotterdam Approach 127.025, 230.5, 362.3, 119.7
  • Final 399.35, 385.4, 257.5, 123.3, 122.1
  • Tower 122.1, 308.55, 257.8

Telephone

(015) 146441

Airspace and Procedures

The airfield may only be used by special arrangement to the Ministry of Defence in the Hague in exceptional circumstances.

Current Use

Closed. The area was used to build a housing area and an industrial estate. At the northwestern corner, the former control tower is preserved.

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

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