Aviation has an interesting history and Strausberg and can be traced back to the start of the previous century, the time of the conquest of airspace. Discover important milestones from our more than 100-year history here.
The current airfield museum was opened in 2008. The collection started to be built around 15 years previously at the same time as Strausberg airfield stopped being used for military purposes. An ageing barrack was the museum’s initial site. Horst Kleest and Helmut Bukowski rightly deserve to be called the museum founders.
The Red Army hands over Strausberg airfield to units of the NVA (National People's Army) and the KVP Airforce (Kasernierte Volkspolizei Luft). In spring 1954, the staff of the KVP Airforce are also transferred from the capital Berlin to Strausberg.
On 30 June 1937, Inge Wetzel landed her glider „Grunau Baby“ at Strausberg airfield. Her cross-country flight lasted 18.5 hours, setting the world record for continuous gliding. Prominent figures such as Lieutenant at Sea Felix Schulz and Strausberg's first glider pilot Hans Blumberg were also on site for this event.
On 15 September 1929, a Focke Wulf A 17 „Möwe“ passenger aircraft takes off for the first time for a sightseeing flight over Strausberg.
In 1927, Strausberg airfield opens as a glider airfield. From then until 1945, it is considered the centre of gliding in the Berlin region.
If you want to delve deeper into the airfield’s history, you can found out all about the origins of the airfield up to the present day in the charmingly designed airfield museum, which re-opened in 2008.
The history of Strausberg airfield can be traced back to the start of the previous century, the time of the conquest of airspace, and extends into the present day.
This book is a pictorial documentation of Strausberg aviation history which began in 1913.