Dresden: Heller Heliport


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CoordinatesN510553 E0134449 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Dresden
Federal stateSachsen (Saxony)
Map with location of Soviet Dresden Heller Heliport, East Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Dresden


The Soviet heliport Dresden-Heller was located at the north-northeastern city limits of Dresden, northwest of the former Dresden-Heller airfield. Today, the heliport is closed.

During the Cold War


Soviet heliport.

In the 1960s


Soviet heliport at Dresden Heller, Germany, 1965
Dresden Heller heliport on a US satellite image from 04 October 1965 - (1) Heliport, (2) Dresden Airport, (3) Area of the former Dresden Heller Airport, (4) Anti-aircraft site
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Dresden Heller helicopter site, Germany
Enlargement - The former shooting range in northwest-southeast direction may now be used as a landing strip.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Soviet helicopter at Dresden Heller
Enlargement - On this picture you can count about 12 helicopters. In addition, on the right-hand side of the parking area, there are objects that could be light aircraft.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Anti-aircraft site at Dresden
Anti-aircraft site
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s


Dresden Heller Soviet Heliport, Germany, on a US satellite image 1979
Dresden Heller Soviet Heliport on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979 - In the meantime, a paved runway has been built for Mi-6 helicopter
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio beacons

  • LMM 28: 562 "CO"
  • LMM 10: 562 "LÄ"

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the airfield was AREOLA.


Soviet helicopter Mi-4 Hound with special aerials at Dresden Heller, Germany
Soviet helicopter Mi-4 Hound with special aerials - The photo was taken on 21 December 1975 by the US Military Liaison Mission.
Source: USMLM Unit Historiy 1975

In the 1980s


Map with Dresden Heller helipad
Compared to the pictures from 1965, the heliport has now a paved runway and paved parking pads.


  • 08/26: 290m x 30m Concrete






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