Middenmeer Aerodrome

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Middenmeer Aerodrome
Vliegveld Middenmeer
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Vliegclub Wieringermeer
Location Middenmeer (Hollands Kroon)
Elevation AMSL -14 ft / -4 m
Coordinates 52°48′54″N 005°01′16″E / 52.81500°N 5.02111°E / 52.81500; 5.02111
Website VliegclubWieringermeer.nl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 400 1,312 Grass

Middenmeer Aerodrome (Dutch: Vliegveld Middenmeer) is a small airfield in the town of Middenmeer, Netherlands. It is located southeast of Den Helder.

During the beginning of the Second World War a military airstrip existed in the area, from which the Royal Netherlands Air Force deployed Fokker C.V and Fokker C.X aircraft for bombing and reconnaissance missions against the German military.[1] The south-west corner of the current airfield touches the north-east corner of the former military airfield.[2]

As of 2012, the airfield has a single grass runway, 05/23, 400 metres (1,312 feet) long. It is used exclusively by ultralight aviation, the short grass runway not being able to support heavier aircraft.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ War Over Holland - The Airforce, article retrieved 2 February 2010.
  2. ^ Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in Europe - The Netherlands - Noord Holland - Middenmeer, article retrieved 14 April, 2013.
  3. ^ Aerodrome information Middenmeer (Dutch only), issue 10 January 2008.

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