RAF Lakenheath

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

RAF Lakenheath

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For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN522434 E0003341 (WGS84) Google Maps
RegionSuffolk, East Anglia
Location indicatorMAXL, EGUL
OperatorUS Air Force (USAF)
Map with location of RAF Lakenheath airfield, United Kingdom

In the 1950s

VOR approach chart RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom 1954
VOR approach (May 1954) - Like other airfields of the US Air Force, Lakenheath also had a VOR for a few years. (Source: US DoD / USAF)
RAF Lakenheath Airfield map, 1954
Aerodrome chart (May 1954) - There are three runways - 01/19: closed, 07/25: length 2743 m, width 91 m (9000 feet x 300 feet), 14/32: length 2012 m, width 91 m (6600 feet x 300 feet). The width of 91 m is remarkable. (Source: US DoD / USAF)
NDB approach RAF Lakenheath, 1954
NDB approach via the Mildenhall beacon (July 1954) - Airfields in the vicinity: Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Chedburgh, Feltwell, Honington, Lavenham, Mepal, Methwold, Mildenhall, Newmarket Heath, Tuddenham, Waterbeach, Witchford, (Source: US DoD / USAF)
Aerodrome diagram RAF Lakenheath EGUL, United Kingdom 1954
Aerodrome map (July 1954) (Source: US DoD / USAF)

In the 1960s

NDB approach chart runway 24 RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom 1960
NDB approach runway 24 (October 1960) - Now there is only one runway - 06/24: length 2743 m, width 61 m (9000 feet x 200 feet). (Source: US DoD)
TACAN approach chart runway 24 RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom 1960
TACAN approach runway 24 (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach chart runway 24 RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom 1966
NDB approach runway 24 (May 1966) (Source: US DoD)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Aerodromes:

  • Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Chedburgh, Feltwell, Honington, Lavenham, Mepal, Methwold, Mildenhall, Newmarket Heath, Tuddenham, Waterbeach, Witchford

Airspace:

  • E/D40, P6, UK/D(-E 40), UK/D(-E 40A)

Radio beacons:

  • Lakenheath NDB "LK", Lakenheath VOR "LK"
  • Mildenhall NDB "MI"

Air traffic control:

  • Lakenheath Control, Lakenheath Approach Control, Lakenheath Tower, Ground Control

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)

Title image: F-15E Strike Eagles, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, line up on the taxiway preparing to move onto the runway for takeoff, Source: US DoD Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William Greer, USAF / National Archives 6605273


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