Spangdahlem Air Base

Spangdahlem Air Base (IATA: SPM, ICAO: ETAD, former code EDAD) is a NATO air base with the USAF as a tenant constructed between 1951 and 1953 and located near the small German town of Spangdahlem, approximately 30 km NNE of the city of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate.

Spangdahlem Air Base
Near Bitburg, Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany
A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon of the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spangdahlem.
Coordinates49°58′33″N 006°41′50″E
TypeUS Air Force base
Area519 hectares[1]
Site information
OwnerGerman Federal Government (Bundesregierung)[2]
OperatorUS Air Force
Controlled byUS Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa
Site history
Built1951 (1951)–1953
In use1952 – present
Garrison information
Colonel Leslie Hauck [3]
Garrison52nd Fighter Wing
Occupants See Based units section for full list.
Airfield information
IdentifiersIATA: SPM, ICAO: ETAD, WMO: 10607
Elevation364.8 metres (1,197 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
05/23 3,055 metres (10,023 ft) Asphalt
Source: SkyVector Aeronautical Charts[4]

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