Flughafen Saarbrücken SOP

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Airport data


  • CTR Saarbrücken (Control zone) class D (HX) – GND to 3600 ft AMSL
  • VFR approaches/departures via ECHO 1 and 2, SIERRA, and NOVEMBER 1 and 2 max. 3000 MSL

General airport information

  • Elevation: 1058ft
  • Runway: 09/27 1990x45m ASPHALT
  • Charts available via chartfox.org


Runway 27 is prefered at Saarbrücken, because only this runway has an ILS approach available. On request by the pilot an opposite departure out of runway 09 is possible and need to be coordinated with Approach. A seperate release by Approach is required prior departure.

All stands at the airport (N1/S1 - N5/S5) are taxi out positions and can be used with facing north or facing south by aircraft up to B737/A321. GAT traffic is parked west of taxiway B in front of the hangar.

Departing traffic need to contact Langen Radar immediately after take-off.

VFR Traffic is not allowed to fly higher than 3000 ft AMSL inside the CTR.


Sector Pfalz

Responsible for the duties of the Approach is Langen Sector Pfalz. He is responsible for traffic with origin or destination Saarbrücken (EDDR), the military airport Ramstein (ETAR) and the airfield Zweibrücken (EDRZ).

For runway 09 only RNP and VOR approaches are available. Runway 27 also has an ILS (CAT I) and NDB approach. For all airports inside the sector there are no STARs available and all of them need vectores or directs after their last waypoint towards the final.

The airfield Zweibrücken has a RMZ and published IFR departure and arrival procedures. Pfalz is responsible to issue the remote IFR clearence to departing traffic out of EDRZ.

The MVA within the sector is between 3000ft and 5000ft MSL. MIL charts are available here (GEMIL FLIP VAD).

The US Army Air Base Ramstein uses FAA procedures in real life. At Vatsim the german phraseologie should be used if not familar with other procedures. It is important to know that all SIDs out of ETAR uses Transitions to the last waypoint.

Departing traffic out of Saarbrücken will leave the sector via GERKU at FL210 and GTQ at FL80.