DDFR (civ), DBRM (USAF), EDDF (civ), EDAF (USAF)
US Air Force (USAF), Airport
In the 1950s
Range approach runway 25 (June 1951) - The map also shows the location of the Rebstock and Eschborn airfields. (Source: US DoD)
Aerodrome chart (June 1951) - There are two runways - 07L/25R: length 2133 m (7000 feet), 07R/25L: length 1829 m (6000 feet). On the taxiway between the two runways, the alternating parking areas typical for US airfields at the time are marked. The map also shows the former railway siding, which also led to the northern part. The A3 autobahn to the north is still under construction. AACS stands for "Airways and Air Communications Service" of the US forces. GCA radar (Ground Controlled Approach) is also available as an approach aid. (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach runway 25 (May 1954) - The radio beacon Staden is also shown here. (Source: US DoD)
Aerodrome chart (May 1954) - Runway lengths: 07L/25R 2134 m x 61 m (7000 Feet x 200 Feet) und 07R/25L 1829 m x 46 m (8000 Feet x 150 Feet) (Source: US DoD)
Range approach runway 25 (April 1955) - The approach begins at a high altitude of 20,000 feet (approx. 6000 meters) or 1000 feet above the cloud top over the Range beacon. This altitude is then reduced over a short distance, making the approach initially much steeper than for passenger aircraft. (Source: US DoD)
Aerodrome (April 1955) (Source: US DoD)
In the 1960s
Range approach runway 25 (October 1960) - Runways - 07L/25R: length 3600 m, width 61 m (11811 feet x 200 feet), 07R/25L: length 1829 m, width 46 m (6000 feet x 150 feet). (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach runway 25R (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach runway 25R via Metro NDB (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach runway 25R via Charlie NDB (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
NDB/VOR approach runway 07 via Nierstein NDB (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
ILS approach runway 25R (October 1960) (Source: US DoD)
High TACAN-ILS approach runway 07L (June 1968) - Even in 1968 there were still approach procedures from high altitudes for military planes in Frankfurt (Source: US DoD)
High TACAN-ILS approach runway 07R (June 1968) - For the approach to runway 07R the back course of the ILS of runway 25L is used. (Source: US DoD)
High TACAN-ILS approach runway 25L (June 1968) - The two runways are shown with - 07L/25R: length 3900 m, width 61 m (12795 feet x 200 feet), 07R/25L: length 3750 m, width 45 m (12303 feet x 148 feet). (Source: US DoD)
High TACAN-ADF-ILS approach runway 25R (June 1968) (Source: US DoD)
In the 1970s
Satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Index to the objects shown on the maps
- Frankfurt Rhein/Main, Eschborn, Rebstock
- Charlie NDB "CHA"
- Frankfurt NDB "FRM", Locator "LF", VOR "DDF", ILS "DLF", Outer Marker, Middle Marker
- Fulda Range "DHF"
- Metro NDB "MTR"
- Nierstein NDB "NST"
- Modau NDB "MOD"
- Offenbach NDB "DLO", "DMN"
- Rhein-Main Range "DAR", "DIF", "RHM", NDB "LF"
- Salmünster NDB "SAL"
- Staden NDB "DLD"
Air traffic control:
- Frankfurt Approach Control, Rhein-Main Tower, Ground Control
- Arheiligen, Babenhausen, Bad Homburg, Bischofsheim, Darmstadt, Dieburg, Dietzenbach, Dudenhofen, Eschborn, Florsheim, Groß-Gerau, Groß-Karben, Hanau, Heusenstamm, Höchst, Hochstadt, Kelkheim, Langen, Mittelbuchen, Mörfelden, Neu-Isenburg, Nieder-Erlenbach, Oberursel, Rebstock, Rüsselsheim, Schwanheim, Sprendlingen, Urberach, Walldorf, Zeilsheim
Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)
Title image: Aerial view 1988, Photographer: MSGT Patrick H. Nugent, US DoD / National Archives