Dresden Klotzsche Airport

Historical approach and aerodrome charts East Germany

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CoordinatesN510804 E0134605 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 230 m
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Dresden
Federal stateSachsen (Saxony)
RegionElbe
Location indicatorEDXD (196x), ETDN (-199x), EDDC (199x-)
Map with location of Dresden Klotzsche Airport, East Germany

User: East German Lufthansa, Interflug, East German National People's Army

Dresden was an airport and military airfield. The largely incompatible civil and military air traffic control systems and the excessive military secrecy resulted in unusual constellations.

In the 1960s

Standard NDB approach Dresden Klotzsche Airport, East Germany 1960
Standard NDB approach runway 22 (October 1960) - The approach leads over the two non-directional radio beacons "DN" and "N". (Source: DDR / CIA)
NDB approach chart runway 22 Dresden Airport, GDR 1960
NDB approach runway 22 (October 1960) - Approach with a "small box". (Source: DDR / CIA)
NDB approach chart runway 22 Dresden Airport, East Germany 1960
High NDB approach runway 22 (October 1960) - The approach starts at Flight Level 3300 m (3300 STD) and leads first in the large loop down to a height of 600 m above the airfield (600 QFE). (Source: DDR / CIA)
Holding pattern Dresden, 1960
Holding pattern (October 1960) - Over the airfield beacon, which also has the ident "DN". (Source: DDR / CIA)
NDB approach chart runway 04 Dresden Klotzsche Airport, Germany 1960
High NDB approach runway 04 (October 1960) - The approach starts at Flight Level 3000 m (3000 STD) and continues via the Wilsdruff broadcasting station (BS). (Source: DDR / CIA)
Airport chart Dresden Klotzsche Airport, Germany 1960
Airport (October 1960) - The runway is unusually wide at 80 metres. At the beginning of the approach lighting in the northeast is a red beacon. (Source: DDR / CIA)

1989/1990

Maps from the "Directory 012" (Verzeichnis 012), containing aeronautical information about military airfields of the former East Germany National People's Army (NVA) and Border Troops (GT). The document was classified as "Secret".

Location of Dresden Air Base within East Germany
Location of the airfield within East Germany - Shown on the left and top are the three corridors to and from Berlin and the Berlin Control Zone as a circle. On the right and bottom is the system of airways in the southern part of the GDR. (Source: NVA)
Departure routes in take-off direction 22, Dresden Aerodrome, East Germany
Departure routes in take-off direction 22 - Take-off to the southwest, en route to airways B52 and B51, but not towards Leipzig. (Source: NVA)
Departure routes in take-off direction 04, Dresden Airport, GDR
Departure routes in take-off direction 04 - Take-off to the northeast, en route to airways B52 and B51, but not towards Leipzig. (Source: NVA)
Approach chart runway 22, Dresden Airfield, GDR
Approach in primary landing direction 22 - Approaching from the northeast there are three non-directional beacons, which result from overlapping of the civil system (beacons FS and F) and the military system (beacons FO and F). In addition, fine lines show the visual approaches from the local flying routes via the points Freiberg, Struppen, Neukirch and Coswig. (Source: NVA)
Approach chart runway 04 Dresden Airport, East Germany
Approach in secondary landing direction 04 - Approaching from southwest there are also three beacons: civil (GPZ and K) and military (KW and K). The airways B51, B52 and approach 04 meet at the Gompitz GPZ radio beacon. (Source: NVA)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Radio beacons:

  • Dresden Locator "DN", "F", "FO", "FS", "K", "KW", "N"
  • Dresden Fernfunkfeuer "FO", "KW", Nahfunkfeuer "F", "K"
  • Dresden RSBN "FO"
  • Gompitz NDB "GPZ"

Air traffic control:

  • Dresden Approach, Dresden Tower
  • Figaro Start

Places:

  • Dresden, Hellerau, Kamenz, Klotzsche, Königsbrück, Königswald, Meißen, Pulsnitz, Radeberg, Radeburg, Weixdorf, Wilsdruff

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