1949 Berlin Airlift 2019

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10.06. - 16.06.2019

The Event

The Return of the Candy Bombers

10.06.2019 -> 17.06.2019

"Airlift to Touch"
The "heroes" of this unique humanitarian relief operation and solidarity were the pilots and ground crews of the "Raisin Bomber". Of the aircrafts involved at that time only a few copies exist worldwide. These are held by private owners, foundations, museums and clubs with great effort flyable. In June 2019 historic “raisin Bombers” from all over the world will return for the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift - most likely for the last time. The wonderful “Dakotas”, DC4 and perhaps a JU 52 make their way to Berlin from the most diverse places in the world: from Europe, Russia and nearly 20 from the United States. More than 30 aircraft will be part of this one-in-a-lifetime-event. This is enough to recreate a real airlift at the original time intervals, accompanied by public events including school and youth projects. For the first time in history, the airlift will be visible and tangible for everybody. At the airfilds Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Fassberg (Celle), Jagel (Kiel)and in Berlin, crews and planes will be open to visit for the public. An "air bridge to touch" for 8 days - from Monday (June, 10) to Monday evening (June, 17) - the raisin bombers will be present in the air and at the historic airfields.
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Zeitplan

10 Uhr

Beginn der Veranstaltung

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
13 Uhr

Beginn des Flugprogramms

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
20 Uhr

Ende der Veranstaltung

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
08 Uhr

Crew-Briefing

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
09 Uhr

Gruppen Einweisung und technische Checks

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim

Starts der Rosinenbomber in Gruppen-Formation

Flugplatz Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
Mittags

Ankunft

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
09 Uhr

Beginn des Spotter - Day's (Anmeldung über die Bundeswehr)

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
10 Uhr

Abflug von 14 Maschinen zum ehemaligen R.A.F Airfield Jagel

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
11 Uhr

Landung der 14 Maschinen des ,,Luftbrücken-Nationenflugs"

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
11 Uhr

Beginn des Spotter-Day's (Anmeldung über die Bundeswehr)

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
Nachmittags

Abflug von Jagel nach Fassberg

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
16 Uhr

Ende des Spotter-Day's

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
08 Uhr

Briefing, technische Checks und Einweisungen

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
09 Uhr

Abflug von 2 Maschinen nach Stendal durch den "Hamburg-Air-Corridor"

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
10 Uhr

Gemeinsamer deutsch-britischer Gottesdienst

Platz der Luftbrücke (Fassberg)
11 Uhr

Festakt "70 Jahre Luftbrücke"

Platz der Luftbrücke (Fassberg)
20 Uhr

Konzert der BIG BAND der Bundeswehr

Schützenplatz Fassberg
10 Uhr

Beginn „Tag der Bundeswehr"

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
10 Uhr

Beginn „Tag der Bundeswehr"

Fliegerhorst Fassberg

Begrüßung durch den Standortältesten | Ausstellung alter + neuer Transportflugzeuge | Luftbrücke zum Anfassen

Fliegerhorst Fassberg

Landung von 2 DC-3 | ,,Luftbrücke zum Anfassen"

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
13 Uhr

Verabschiedung der Rosinenbomber

Fliegerhorst Schleswig (Jagel)
15 Uhr

Verabschiedung Rosinenbomber

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
16 Uhr

Beginn der Reihenstarts

Fliegerhorst Fassberg
17 Uhr

Überflug

Berlin
13 Uhr

Überflug

Berlin
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President Frank Walter Steinmeier is patron of the "LUFTBRÜCKE BERLIN 70"

President Frank Walter Steinmeier is patron of the "LUFTBRÜCKE BERLIN 70"

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is patron of the event "Airlift 70 – The Return of the raisin bombers," which commemorates the largest and most spectacular relief effort of all time: The Allied airlift to West Berlin, which took place from 1948-1949 with its Food shipments kept over two million people alive. From 10 to 17 June 2019, more than 30 original machines from four continents will once again fly the old routes via Wiesbaden, Faßberg and Jagel to the capital and across the Brandenburg Gate.

"We are delighted and honored that the Federal President supports this unique event," said Jörg Siebert, who, together with Peter Braun and Dr. Thomas Keller, is one of the three initiators of this internationally acclaimed historical flight event, where More than 30 old original raisin bombers from 14 nations will participate.

"For our 180 pilots and crew members, the commitment of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany is an incredible motivation and support," says Peter Braun, German Director of Aviation and Crews, on the project. More than half of the 36 DC-3s will make their way from the east coast of the US via the North Atlantic route to Europe. 40 hours of pure flight time, mostly in waterproof survival suits.

After the events in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Faßberg and Jagel, the pilots and the people of Berlin expect very special events. Because: The promises for the overflights over the Brandenburg Gate and over the historic Tempelhof airfield have recently been made. These will be unique images that go around the world from Germany. A wonderful symbol of friendship among nations.

Over 30 planes are on board!

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