Uetersen Airfield

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Uetersen Airfield
Flugplatz Ütersen-Heist
Flugplatz Uetersen.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Flugplatz Uetersen GmbH
Location Heist, Germany
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 53°38′49″N 009°42′16″E / 53.64694°N 9.70444°E / 53.64694; 9.70444Coordinates: 53°38′49″N 009°42′16″E / 53.64694°N 9.70444°E / 53.64694; 9.70444
Website www.edhe.de
EDHE is located in Germany
Location of EDHE
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 900 2,952 Grass
09/27 1.100 3,608 Grass

Uetersen Airfield is an aerodrome near the town of Uetersen in the district of Pinneberg within the municipalities of Heist and Appen.


The military-airfield was renamed Marseille Barracks (Marseille-Kaserne) on 24 October 1975, after the German World War II fighter pilot Hans-Joachim Marseille.

The previously unknown private pilot Mathias Rust took off from here on May 13, 1987 flying a Cessna F172P, registration D-ECJB and owned by his flying club, starting his famous flight to Moscow, where he landed in Red Square.

The airfield was also the Air Force Museum Uetersen home since 1956 and was created in 1995 in a large-scale action to Berlin-Gatow was relocated, where today's Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr was born.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

No scheduled services are offered. Uetersen Airfield is the homebase for the business charter operations of Air Hamburg.

See also[edit]


  • This article was initially translated from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

Media related to Uetersen Airport at Wikimedia Commons