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Historical approach and aerodrome charts for free download
For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
|Coordinates||N553026 W0043530 (WGS84) Google Maps|
|Region||South Ayrshire, Ayr, Scotland|
|Location indicator||GGBA, EGPK|
In the 1940s
Aerial view from 31 August 1943 - The viewing direction is approximately southeast. In the foreground is the village of Monkton and the northern facilities of the airfield. The place is occupied by numerous airplanes. (Source: US DoD)
Enlargement: Southern part (Source: US DoD)
Enlargement: Western part - At the lower left is Monkton, South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Source: US DoD)
Enlargement: Northern part - There is a plane on the runway to the southwest. (Source: US DoD)
Aerial view from 31 August 1943 - The viewing direction is west. To the left on the coast is the city of Prestwick. In the background the Isle of Arran. (Source: US DoD)
Range approach runway 08 (September 1948) - Also shown is the location of the airfields RAF Dundonald, RAF Heathfield and RAF Turnberry (Source: DoD)
Airport chart (September 1948) - There are two runways - 08/26: length 1372 m (4500 feet), 14/32: length 2012 m (6600 feet). The map also shows the nearby RAF Ayr/Heathfield airfield. (Source: DoD)
ILS approach part 2 (September 1948) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach part 1 (September 1948) (Source: DoD)
In the 1950s
Range approach runway 08 (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
Range approach runway 26 (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
Airport (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach (July 1954) (Source: DoD)
Aerodrome chart (July 1954) - Now the runways are shown as - 08/26: length 1372 m, width 91 m (4500 feet x 300 feet), 13/31: length 2133 m, width 91 m (6997 feet x 300 feet). (Source: DoD)
In the 1960s
NDB approach runway 21 (October 1960) - Runways - 03/21: length 1829 m, width 61 m (6000 feet x 200 feet), 13/31: length 2987 m, width 46 m (9800 feet x 150 feet). (Source: DoD)
NDB approach runway 13 (October 1960) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach runway 13 (October 1960) (Source: DoD)
Prestwick Airport on an enroute chart from 14 November 1963 (Source: US DoD - USAF/USN)
Index to the objects shown on the maps
- RAF Dundonald, RAF Heathfield, Prestwick, Renfrew, RAF Turnberry, Turnhouse
- Luftstraße A1
- Luftstraße B2
- Luftstraße R23
- Luftstraße W9
- Beach Marker
- Falkirk NDB "FK"
- Kintyre NDB "KIN"
- Lanark Fan Marker
- Largs Fan Marker
- Lockerbie Fan Marker
- New Galloway NDB "NG"
- Prestwick Range "GJR", Fan Marker, NDB "GJR", "PK", Locator "PN", "PW", VOR "PWK", ILS "PP", Outer Marker, Middle Marker, TACAN "PWZ"
- Renfrew NDB "RE", "RFW"
- Skipness NDB "SKP", VOR "SKZ"
- Talla NDB "TLA", VOR "TLA"
- Turnhouse NDB "OE", "TUR"
Air traffic control:
- Prestwick Approach Control, Prestwick Homer, Prestwick Tower
- Scottish Airways
Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)
Title image: Swissair DC-4 at Prestwick Airport, 1947. Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz / Fotograf: Swissair / LBS_SR04-037765, License: CC BY-SA 4.0