Volkel: Air Base

Nijmegen, Uden, Vliegbasis Volkel

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN513927 E0054228 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 72 ft
Location indicatorEHVK
Map with location of Volkel Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Volkel
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s

Situation

Volkel Air Base, Netherlands, with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956
Volkel Air Base with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956

Lights

Red identification beacon with ident "VK"

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 371 "PEO", 238°/7.2 NM to field

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

  • Homer 117.9, 317.5, 344.0, 385.4, 257.8, 353.8, 269.8, 258.0, 243.0, 362.3, 116.1, 232.6, 324.2
  • Tower 117.9, 111.42, 121.5, 116.1, 269.8, 344.0, 285.0, 362.0, 385.4, 257.8, 258.0, 317.5, 353.8, 148.86

In the 1970s

Situation

Volkel Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Volkel Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06R/24L: 2843 m x 23 m Asphalt
  • 06L/24R: 3023 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH20 "VKL", at field
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