Heidelberg Army Airport:
The airfield was closed in 2013 when the USAREUR headquarters were relocated to Wiesbaden. A further use of the military airfield as a civil airfield was unlikely due to the dangerous and difficult approach from the east and the relatively short runway. In addition, the district road 9706 crosses the eastern part of the runway 08/26. In addition, some of the residents of the neighboring Heidelberg district of Pfaffengrund have already complained about aircraft noise in the past. Since it was converted into a heliport, the airfield has only been used in the context of emergency medical aid or public safety measures, as well as for operations to support the surrounding US Army facilities
In the end, the head of the USAREUR / 7A Army Aviation Department was responsible for managing the heliport. Originally the 207th Aviation Regiment was stationed in Heidelberg, which, however, was renamed the 214th Aviation Company, before it was again connected to the 12th Combat Army Aviation Brigade in 2006.
I have some great memories for the US. Army in Heidelberg. Thank you guys.
I didn't mark the airport as closed. Because it's a great Airport with alot of memories.
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