The airfield is located on the northern slope of 950.2 meters above sea level high Wasserkuppe about five kilometers north of Gersfeld. Poppenhausen is located about five kilometers west-southwest and Wüstensachsen (main town of Ehrenberg) about five kilometers east. The airfield itself is located at 902 m above sea level. NN and is the highest of the approximately 400 airfields in Germany. It is classified as a special landing site and, with up to 18,000 aircraft movements a year, is one of the busiest special landing sites in Germany. (... from Wiki)
August 25, 2019
The airport on the Wasserkuppe is at the place where glider flying is said to have been "invented". Already in 1911, gliding pioneers started their first flight tests with gliders on tree-free Wasserkuppe in the Hessian Rhön. Over time, the site became a popular airport for gliders and small motor planes.
January 25, 2020
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