Jena-Schöngleina Airport - Flugplatz Jena-Schöngleina

Jena-Schöngleina Airport
Tower airfield Jena-Schöngleina.jpg

50 ° 54 ′ 55 ″ N , 11 ° 42 ′ 52 ″ O Koordinaten: 50 ° 54 ′ 55 ″ N , 11 ° 42 ′ 52 ″ O

Height above MSL 374 m (1227 ft)
Transport links
Distance from the city center 10 km east of Jena
road B7 , A4 Bad Hersfeld - Dresden
opening 1941
operator Jena Schöngleina GmbH airfield
Passengers that. 8000 (2014)
that. 21,000 (2014)
Employees 5
02/20 1170 m × 23 m Asphalt
08/26 620 m × 30 m Gras

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The Jena Schöngleina airfield is a commercial airfield in the municipality of Schöngleina east of the city of Jena in Thuringia . The operator is the Verkehrslandeplatz Jena-Schöngleina GmbH.

The shareholders of the Betriebs-GmbH for the public sector are the Saale-Holzland-Kreis and Stadtwerke Jena, each with a 50% stake.

The aerodrome operation, which has been a corporate form since 1999, emerged from the transfer of the aerodrome from its former owner, the Förderkreis-Verein Flugplatz Jena-Schöngleina.


The history of Jena aviation goes back to 1929. These first beginnings with gliding took place in Jena-Zwätze.

With increasing interest in aviation and aviation, the glider operations and flight training for this first shifted to the heights of the Jena core mountains and later to Drackendorf. However, the option of the Drackendorfer aviation training facility was soon discarded.

After a decision in 1940 in favor of the Schöngleina site, an airfield was established there in 1941 and closed again in 1945. In the first few years after the end of the Second World War , other areas were flown (Drackendorf and Rödigen) and a new hall was built in Schöngleina. On July 16, 1959, the first post-war take-off took place from the airfield in Schöngleina. During a further expansion in the early 1970s, the tower, a dining room (today's restaurant) and training and accommodation rooms were built. This expansion was inaugurated on September 24, 1978 with an air day.

After the fall of the Wall, the airfield was approved as a commercial airfield in 1991 under German law. It was then expanded with hangars and received a new asphalt runway.

In the summer of 2011 it became known that Jenoptik would like to sell its shares because it does not want to participate in the annual losses of around 125,000 euros. [1]

Airfield operations

Flight operations are permitted under visual flight conditions during opening times from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time or until sunset; other approach times only on request after approval.

The airfield is approved for powered aircraft (take-off weight <9.5 t), UL aircraft, helicopters, powered gliders, gliders (tow and winch starts) and other air sports equipment (paragliders and hang gliders).

Airfield area

Aerial view of the airfield facility

Access is through the town of Schöngleina according to the signs. Hangar and workshop are available. Refueling is possible for AVGAS, Jet A-1 and Super unleaded fuels.


Rescue helicopter with its own hangar
Air rescue center for Christoph 70

In 1994, an air rescue helicopter (SAR - Bell UH-1D) of the Bundeswehr was stationed at the Schöngleina airfield. In 1998 ADAC air rescue took over the rescue service with the Eurocopter EC-135 Christoph 70 .

Other facilities

Camping facilities are available at the airport.

Gastronomy and accommodation

A restaurant called "Fliegerhorst" is operated; Monday and Tuesday are rest days.

Overnight stays are possible by prior arrangement.

Clubs / companies on site


Commons : Jena-Schöngleina Airfield - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. : Opposition brings airfield plans down , (July 24, 2011)