Drachten Airfield

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Drachten Airfield
Vliegveld Drachten
Vliegveld Drachten 2010.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Municipality of Smallingerland
Operator Stichting Vliegveld Drachten
Location Drachten
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 53°07′05″N 006°07′45″E / 53.11806°N 6.12917°E / 53.11806; 6.12917Coordinates: 53°07′05″N 006°07′45″E / 53.11806°N 6.12917°E / 53.11806; 6.12917
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 950 3,117 Asphalt/Concrete
Sources: AIP[1]

Drachten Airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld Drachten) (ICAO: EHDR) is a small general aviation airfield in the Netherlands located in the province of Friesland, 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of Drachten. It has one runway, 08/26, with an asphalt/concrete surface and a length of 950 m (3,117 ft). Customs services are available upon request to allow international flights.

The airfield was constructed in the 1950s by the Philips electronics company, which has a factory in Drachten. In an attempt to provide an avenue for otherwise illegal street races, the airfield is now also used for drag racing.


  1. ^ EHDR – DRACHTEN/Drachten. AIP from AIS the Netherlands, effective 25 May 2017

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