Zeltweg Air Base

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Zeltweg Air Base
Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser
IATA: noneICAO: LOXZ
Summary
Airport type joint public/military
Serves Zeltweg
Location Austria
Elevation AMSL 2,238 ft / 682 m
Coordinates 47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222Coordinates: 47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222
Map
LOXZ is located in Austria
LOXZ
LOXZ
Location of Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser in Austria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,750 9,022 ASPHALT
08L/26R 1,100 3,609 GRASS
Source: Landings.com[1][2]
Austria Zeltweg Air Base
Zeltweg Airfield
Location Austria Zeltweg, Styria, Austria
Broke ground 1959
Opened 1964
Closed 1969
Major events FIA Formula One Austrian Grand Prix (1964)
FIA World Sportscar Championship 1000km of Zeltweg (1966-1968)
Grand Prix Circuit
Turns 4
Lap record 1:04.820 (Switzerland Jo Siffert, Germany Porsche 908, 1968, 500km of Zeltweg)

Zeltweg Air Base, now known as Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, is a military airfield in Styria, Austria near Zeltweg. It is the main airfield of the Austrian Air Force. It was also used as a motor racing circuit in the 1960s.

Motorsports[edit]

Built in 1959 in Styria, the idea for the track came from the United Kingdom's success at Silverstone Circuit, also built on the site of an airfield. However, the track engineers at Zeltweg failed to take into account the abrasive nature of the surface. A lone Formula One World Championship grand prix was held in 1964 before moving elsewhere due to the surface. The World Sportscar Championship Zeltweg 500 Kilometres was held later, until the track was abandoned in 1969 following the construction of the purpose-built Österreichring on a nearby area. The Formula 1 lap record on the Zeltweg Airfield circuit is 1:09.84 by Graham Hill in a BRM, while the overall lap record is 1:04.820 and was set by Jo Siffert on a Porsche 908 during 1968 Zeltweg 500 Kilometres.[3]

Zeltweg Air Base

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport record for Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser at Landings.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08
  2. ^ Google (2013-08-08). "location of Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Zeltweg 500 Kilometres 1968". www.racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015.