Cheb Airport

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Cheb Airport
Letiště Cheb
LKCB.jpg
Cheb Airport
Summary
Airport type sport
Owner Town Cheb
Operator Aeroklub Karlovy Vary o.s.
Serves Cheb
Location Cheb
Elevation AMSL 483 m / 1,585 ft
Coordinates 50°03′58″N 12°24′41″E / 50.06611°N 12.41139°E / 50.06611; 12.41139Coordinates: 50°03′58″N 12°24′41″E / 50.06611°N 12.41139°E / 50.06611; 12.41139
Website http://www.letistecheb.cz/
Map
LKCB is located in Czech Republic
LKCB
LKCB
Location of airport in Czech Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,000 3,280 Grass

Cheb Airport (in Czech Letiště Cheb) (ICAO: LKCB) is the oldest airport on area of the Czech Republic. It is located 4,5 km from city of Cheb (in German Eger).

The airport was built during the World War I to serve needs of the Austro-Hungarian Army. In 1918, when Czechoslovakia was created, it was the only working airport in the country. The first airplanes for the newly formed Czechoslovakian Army were obtained from the airport. Later, the army set up a pilot training center next to the airport.

During World War II Germans built a large aircraft factory (Eger Flugzeugwerke GmbH) next to the airport. The factory repaired and produced parts Heinkel He 111, Heinkel He 177, Heinkel He 219 and Messerschmitt Me 262. American bombing at the end of war destroyed the airport and the factory, with one of the military airfield's circular concrete dispersal areas at its periphery being the "final resting place" for the He 177 V101 four-engined prototype heavy bomber, apparently wrecked there at the war's close.[2]

In the airport is located VOR/DME station (call sign OKG).[3]

Airport was reopened 19 August 2010 as public domestic aerodrome and operational availability is VFR DAY. A repair of a concrete runway is currently underway.

Literature[edit]

  • Luděk Matějíček: Chebská křídla (Wings from Cheb), 2006, ISBN 80-86808-27-0. Extended second edition published in 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VFR-AD-LKCB-VOC/ADC" (PDF; 636 KB). VFR Manual - Czech Republic. Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Fotogalerie – Válka – Čechách a na Moravě, konec války 1945 – Cheb – letiště – květen 1945". Fronta,cz. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "VFR-AD-LKCB-TEXT" (PDF; 55 KB). VFR Manual - Czech Republic. Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.svetkridel.cz/index.php?id=knihydet&vtt=1379280633 (in Czech)

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