Saarmund airfield - Flugplatz Saarmund
|Height above MSL||52 m (171 ft)|
|Distance from the city center||20 km southwest of Berlin|
|road||A10 and A115|
operator company Saarmund mbH
|09/27||1000 m × 30 m Gras|
The airfield Saarmund is a special airfield about 20 kilometers southwest of Berlin in the homonymous district Saarmund the Brandenburg community Nuthetal . It has a 1000 m long grass runway and is approved for a maximum take-off weight of 2000 kg and only for visual approaches ( VFR ). The airfield is for powered flight, ultralight flying , gliding , paragliding and hang gliding , and for model airplanes admitted.
The use of the area at Saarmunder Berg as a glider flying site began in the 1920s. From 1933 to 1944 the Hitler Youth glider training took place in Saarmund . After the Second World War, the place was still used as a glider flight site by the Society for Sport and Technology (GST), but glider operations were discontinued in 1979 after a glider managed to escape to West Berlin . Since then, the space has been used for model flying. Only after the fall of the Wall in 1990 was Saarmund able to return to gliding and powered flightbe used. By 1992 two aviation clubs and three flight schools had settled there. The operating company was founded in 1993 and continues to operate the airfield to this day. There are several clubs for different aviation sports based on the airfield.
On May 21, 2011, a glider taking off and an ultralight aircraft crossing the space collided in the air and crashed. The two pilots and one other inmate were killed.