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Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Little More on Koblenz Airport

To answer J's question to my flying post a couple of days ago, Koblenz has a couple of airports. The one I flew to on Sunday was Koblenz-Winningen, which is at the center of the chart-extract. The airport itself is on a bluff nestled between a couple of bends in the Mosel. The approach is one of those nice "I'm flying into the side of a hill" approaches. I unfortunately didn't get pix of the approach because I was alone and flying into the sun, and I've used up all my luck this year. Next time.

If you are flying "down" the Rhein (to the northwest, that is), you'll pass a TV tower that tops out at roughly 2100 above sea level ... the hills around there are roughly 1400 to 1600 feet, so it stands out. The airport itself hides behind the hill on which the tower sits, down in the hole at only 640 feet elevation ... You can kind of see the tower here, and the airport would be that lighter patch of green behind the hill. As you pass the tower, you will be on a left-base, perpendicular to the runway, and you can turn in to land. Unless you get re-routed to avoid traffic ....

In which case you will find yourself over the heart of the town.


Blogger J said...

Okay, I knew that Winningen had an airport, but Winningen is not part of Koblenz. It's about 20 minutes from here by train and is in a different county.

2:49 AM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger Mike B said...

Wow,you are a tough crowd! It didn't look that far away from the air, but I guess it is like Frankfurt and Offenbach ;)

11:38 PM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger J said...

lol. Actually, Winningen is a very nice wine village and most people in this region know it well and like it (including me). We just don't consider it to be part of Koblenz - very different than F and OF.

9:06 PM, February 12, 2007  

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