Altglietzen: Airfield


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CoordinatesN525044 E0140423 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Frankfurt/O
Federal stateBrandenburg
Map with location of Altglietzen Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Altglietzen

Location of airfield

2 km northwest of Altglietzen, 1.5 km northeast of Neuenhagen, 3.5 km west of the Oder river and the border with Poland.

During the Cold War


Glider airfield of the former East German pre-military organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST). In 1979 Altglietzen was closed, like numerous other GST fields.

In the 1960s


Altglietzen airfield, Germany, 1969
Altglietzen airfield on Sunday, 03 August 1969 - South of the field is a cloud.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s


Altglietzen in the "Directory of civil airfields of the German Democratic Republic" from 1977. - Two years before the closure, the field is still listed. The "+" indicates gliding operations. The first "--" means: no powered flight operation, the second "--": no parachute landing field.
Source: VFR-Handbuch für den Agrarflug der DDR, Restricted


Altglietzen and surroundings, Germany, on a US satellite image 1979
Altglietzen and surroundings on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979 - 1: airfield. Other facilities: a: Vehicle reserve dump 2 Neuenhagen (KfzRL-2); b: Fuel and lubricant dump 22 Hohensaaten (TSL-22), c: Niederfinow ship lift. Other places: Altranft, Bad Freienwalde, Bralitz, Cöthen, Dannenberg, Hohenwutzen, Liepe, Oderberg, Struwenberg. Waters: Alte Oder, Oder, Oderberger See.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Altglietzen airfield in the year of closure 1977
The airfield in the year of closure - The narrow conditions and the sandy ground of the field can be imagined.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Altglietzen 1980
Saturday 26.07.1980, about one year after the closure - From the gravel pit west of the field, a path has been built leading to the north of the former airfield.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey





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