Tag der Bundeswehr 2016
at Bückeburg a celebration of the
Bo105 with the German army.
Bückeburg Air Base is used by the
German Army's School of Army Aviation as one of the bases for the
practical instruction of its flying and non-flying personnel. Basic
flying training of helicopter pilots of other components of the German
Armed Forces also takes place at Bückeburg Air Base.
After more than 40 years of
service with the German army
the Sikorsky CH-53G/GS have been transferred to the Air
Force to continue there service for Germany.
After the premiere last year with more than 200,000 visitors to the
different units the German Defence organised a other “day of the
Bundeswehr” on Saturday 11th of June for the second time this year. This
year saw a greater participation of foreign units on the static and a
bigger flying program on most participating bases, making this day on of
interest for aviation enthusiasts.
the early 1960s the German Army Aviation has had its main training facility
stationed at Bückeburg in Northern Germany. The Heeresflieger
Waffenschule, or HFWS, over the years a number of types where used
for training purposes, including the Bo-105, the new Eurocopter EC135
and the venerable UH-1D Huey and CH-53G Stallion.
Training on the new Eurocopter Tiger UHT combat helicopter is done at
the French-German facility at Le Luc in southern France.
Besides 'real' helicopters, there are also twelve full-mission
simulators at Bückeburg - these simulators can be connected together, to
realistically simulate formation flying.
The German Army Aviation School in Bückeburg trains some 70 future
Bundeswehr pilots using a total of fourteen EC135 aircraft, which log about
6,000 flight hours a year. Over the course of twelve months, student
pilots learn how to fly a helicopter under visual flight rules and also
qualify in IFR and sensor flight in low-altitude night flight.
In addition simulator training is done at the Hans E. Drebing
simulator centre of the German Army Aviation School at Bückeburg on of
the largest helicopter simulation training facility in Europe. The
simulator centre including twelve full-flight simulators - two CH-53,
two UH-1D, and eight EC135 - in addition to two NH90 simulators
The German Army Air Corps has been operating 14 EC 135 helicopters for training since 2000.
This EC-135 of HFWS gave a interesting solo-display at
With the foundation of the Bundeswehr
in 1955, a decision was made that every branch of the Bundeswehr should
have their own helicopter units, operating within the framework of the
tasks designated to each branch of the armed forces. Thus, the German
Army Aviation Corps was founded.
The first training school, of this newly established branch of the
German Army, the School of Army Aviation, was established in 1959 in
Mendig but moved to its current location in Bückeburg in January 1960
and has been there ever since.
In the training workshop at the German Army Aviation School in Bückeburg
, there are two training courses . Firstly a course for aircraft
electrician and a course for aircraft mechanic , both courses run for 3
the 'Ausbildungswerkstatt Heer' has some attractive instructional
airframes some were on static display outside and others ones where in
the hanger. They ranged from the venerable Piaggio P.149 to the Alpha Jet
including the G91 and two OV-10B Broncos, all former Luftwaffe aircraft.
The Bö-105 has been a fixture
of helicopter fleet off the German army for over 40 years.
They reliably carried out their missions and proved their
worth day after day under tough conditions.
The Bö-105 "last" Show
The Bö-105 has been a fixture of
helicopter fleet off the German army for over 40 years. They reliably
carry out their missions and prove their worth day after day under tough
All good things come to a end making this year is the last for the Light
Utility Helicopter Bö-105. The Bö-105 first flew in 1967, and was
delivered to the German armed forces from 1984 onwards. Serving in the
liaison and reconnaissance role in the form of the Bö-105M. And in the
anti-tank role with the he Bö-105P. The German Army acquired a total of
312 of these helicopters comprising of 100 Bö-105M and 212 Bö-105P
During this show a demo was given with the Bö-105, this performance
would be one of the last by Hauptmann Olaf Langanki on the Bö-105
in Germany as the withdrawal of the type is planned for December 2016