Prestwick Airport

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Prestwick Airport

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CoordinatesN553026 W0043530 (WGS84) Google Maps
RegionSouth Ayrshire, Ayr, Scotland
Location indicatorGGBA, EGPK
Map with location of Prestwick Airport, Scotland, United Kingdom

In the 1940s

Aerial view Prestwick Airport, Scotland, in World War II, 1943
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)
Glasgow Prestwick Airfield in the Second World War: Aerial photograph 1943
Enlargement: Southern part (Source: US DoD)
Aerial image of Prestick airfield, Scotland 1943
Enlargement: Western part - At the lower left is Monkton, South Ayrshire, Scotland. (Source: US DoD)
Prestwick Aerodrome: Aerial image of the northern part, 1943
Enlargement: Northern part - There is a plane on the runway to the southwest. (Source: US DoD)
Aerial view Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Scotland, 1943
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 chart Prestwick Airport runway 08, United Kingdom 1948
Range approach runway 08 (September 1948) - Also shown is the location of the airfields RAF Dundonald, RAF Heathfield and RAF Turnberry (Source: DoD)
Prestwick: Airport chart, September 1948
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)
Prestwick: ILS approach runway 14, 1948
ILS approach part 2 (September 1948) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach chart Prestwick Airport, United Kingdom 1948
ILS approach part 1 (September 1948) (Source: DoD)

In the 1950s

Range approach chart runway 08 Prestwick Airport, United Kingdom 1952
Range approach runway 08 (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
Range approach Prestwick runway 26, 1952
Range approach runway 26 (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
Airport, January 1952
Airport (January 1952) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach chart Prestwick Airport, United Kingdom 1954
ILS approach (July 1954) (Source: DoD)
Aerodrome chart chart Prestwick, 1954
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 chart Prestwick Airport, United Kingdom 1960
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 Prestwick, United Kingdom 1960
NDB approach runway 13 (October 1960) (Source: DoD)
ILS approach chart Prestwick Airport runway 21, United Kingdom 1960
ILS approach runway 13 (October 1960) (Source: DoD)
Glasgow Prestwick Airport on an enroute chart 1963
Prestwick Airport on an enroute chart from 14 November 1963 (Source: US DoD - USAF/USN)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Aerodromes:

  • RAF Dundonald, RAF Heathfield, Prestwick, Renfrew, RAF Turnberry, Turnhouse

Airspace:

  • Luftstraße A1
  • Luftstraße B2
  • Luftstraße R23
  • Luftstraße W9

Radio beacons:

  • 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


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