Arrival by private plane

If you are planning to arrive by your own plane, you have several options to choose. Below you will find a list of nearby airports along with important information.

is the nearest airport and only a few meters away from the trade fair. Please note: To arrive at the airport, you need a PPR slot, which you can reserve online in advance. Free bus shuttles run between the airport and Messe Friedrichshafen.

Information:

Website Airport Friedrichshafen

Distance to the fair ground: 5,1 km
Reference Point: 47° 40‘ 16“ N 009° 30‘ 46“ E

Radio: 120,07 MHz
ATIS: 129,60 MHz

Runway: Landing strip

AIP Supplement VFR AERO2023

AIP Supplement IFR AERO2023

Air traffic control tips for traveling by your own aircraft: Procedure example for AERO 2023

Contact:

Mailaddress: aero@bodensee-airport.eu

Operating hours during the trade fair:

Slot office will be staffed daily from March 11 from 08.00 - 16.00 hrs.

PPR regulation:

If you fly with a private aircraft to the Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen during the show days of AERO Friedrichshafen (April 17th – 20th) you need a slot for arrival and departure. You need to pre-register yourself online through the booking tool first.

Important: ONLY pre-registered users, can participate at the slot booking procedure!

This mandatory pre-registration ensures a fairer distribution of available slots. Users can also change their details in their account. As in previous years, pilots flying to AERO will again receive a free 1-day trade fair ticket code this year.

From mid-March, all registered users will be automatically informed by the booking system when they can access the slot booking system via a link by e-mail to book and purchase slots.

As demand generally exceeds slot capacity, slots are booked on a random computerised basis. If you do not receive any slots in the booking process for Friedrichshafen, we recommend switching to our neighbouring partner airfields, most of which are equipped with shuttle connections to AERO Friedrichshafen.

For ULs, we recommend the nearest UL airfield in Markdorf or Constance.

How to get to the fairground?
There will be free bus shuttles driving from the airport Friedrichshafen to the pilot’s entrance from the Messe Friedrichshafen.

AERO2023 instructions of air traffic control flying in with own aircraft

Fees & refueling regulations:
Fees & refueling AERO 2023 (2024 will be online soon)


The „pilot in command“ of each aircraft will receive free admission to the Exhibition AERO Friedrichshafen (max. 1 day entrance, a second day will be charged).

AVGAS 100LL and Jet A-1
If you need more information, please feel free to have a look at the website of Bodensee airport Friedrichshafen www.bodensee-airport.eu

Hotels:
Under the following link you can find more information regarding hotels www.friedrichshafen.info

Restaurants:
Volare (www.volare-fn.de)
LSC (www.lsc-restaurant.de)
Zeppelin Hangar Friedrichshafen (www.zeppelin-hangar-fn.de)

Segelfliegergruppe Markdorf e.V. offers in cooperation with Messe Friedrichshafen landing possibilites for ultralight aircraft (3-axle piloted, trikes and gyroplanes) during AERO 2024 from Wednesday April 17, 2024 until Saturday April 20, 2024. Typical piston powered light aircraft and motor gliders are not permitted on the site.
Due to a change in the airfield approval, the approach is only possible with PPR. For this purpose, registration must be made beforehand online. To avoid congestion at the airfield during peak hours, the planned landing and take-off time must be indicated.

Information:

Website AERO UL Airfield Markdorf

Distance to the exhibition grounds: 14.7 km

Approved for:
Ultralight aircraft up to MTOW 600kg incl. gyrocopters, no TMGs

Reference point:
47 42.6 North 009 23.4 East

Radio: 
123,590

Runway
: 500 m Grass track

Registration and contact:


Mail address
: aero@sfg-markdorf.de
Tel:
+49 7544 4846 (only during AERO 2024 operating hours)

Operating hours:

08:00 - 19:00

PPR: Landing only permitted with PPR authorization

Restrictions:

No customs clearance possible, therefore only aircraft from the Schengen area

Distance to the exhibition grounds: 14.7 km


Approved for:
Ultralight aircraft up to MTOW 600kg incl. gyrocopters, no TMGs

Prices:

30 Euro landing fee

Parking:
Airplanes can be parked in advance

Travel to the fair:
In addition to the shuttle, cab companies are available on call and Markdorf train station is only a 10-minute walk away.
Shuttle timetable AERO 2024

Refueling:

Unfortunately not possible

Shuttle times:


17.04.24-20.04.24

Free shuttle bus between the exhibition grounds and the Markdorf gliding area

Runs every half hour

Aero 2024 Shuttle timetable german

Approach chart Markdorf

is approved for aircraft up to 5,700 kg, helicopters up to 6,000 kg, motor gliders, gliders and microlight aircraft. There is a shuttle service between the airfield in Mengen and Messe Friedrichshafen. Alternatively, we can also put you in touch with a cab company or car rental firm.

Information:

Website Mengen Airfield

Distance to the exhibition center: 53.3 km

Approved for:
Aircraft up to 5,700 kg (PPR up to 14 tons), helicopters up to 6,000 kg, motor gliders, gliders and microlight aircraft, VFR/VFR/IFR
Reference point:
N48°03,23' E09°22,37'

Radio:
"MENGEN INFORMATION" 135,180 En/Ge, quantities AFIS
Runway
: - 07/25 ASPH - 1 566 x 30 m , with night/approach lighting
- 07/25 Grass - 700 x 30 m , UL and tailwheel only

Registration and contact:


Registration recommended on the day before the approach/departure at the Mengen-Hohentengen flight control via:
Email: tower@regio-airport-mengen.de
For questions please call: +49 7572 711 047

Operating hours during the trade fair: (LT)


Daily 8:00 to 20:00/SS+30, other times PPR: 5:30 to 8:00 or 20:00/SS+30 to 22:00 PPR

Customs (Non EU):


PPR2H (Pay attention to operating hours at the time of registration!)

Migration (Non Schengen):


PPR3H (Pay attention to operating time at the time of registration!)

Refueling:


AVGAS 100LL, SUPER PLUS, JET A-1

Fees:


Information on landing fees can be found at the following link: http://regio-airport-mengen.de/piloteninfos/gebuehren/

Parking:

Parking on grass/concrete areas, apron limited, hangar space on request

Travel to the trade fair:

Cab or rental car: 

We will be happy to provide you with the contact details for advance reservations: Autovermietung Heinzelmann GbR Tel. 0049 7586 92130 Saumstraße 2,

D-88518 Herbertingen 

The keys for the reserved rental cars will be deposited by the car rental company in the tower on request. 

Taxi-Service Kuchelmeister GmbH Tel. 0049 7572 7679700 Knebelstraße 12, D-72516 Scheer www.taxi-kuchelmeister.de Email info@remove-this.taxi-kuchelmeister.de

Fee:
depending on cab utilization

Hotel:
Hotel Garni zum Fliegerwirt directly on the site (www.zum-fliegerwirt.de)

Restaurant:
Restaurant Cockpit www.mengen-cockpit.de open Thu - Mon - from 11 a.m. hot meals throughout

Tuesday and Wednesday closed

Shuttle times and costs:


17.04.24-20.04.24

Daily outward journey to the trade fair 09:00 and 11:30

Daily departure from the fair 16:00 and 18:30

10,-€ per person (adult)/ per ridet-> cash payment only

to be paid to the bus driver, no reservation possible!

At the Leutkirch airfield, fixed-wing aircraft up to 5.7 tons and helicopters up to 6 tons are permitted. A regular shuttle service is also available here for a price of 10 euros per person and journey to and from the trade fair. On request, we will also be happy to put you in touch with a cab company or car rental firm.

Information:

Website Leutkirch Airfield

Distance to the exhibition grounds: 66.4 km
Approved for:
Fixed-wing aircraft up to 5.7 tons and helicopters up to 6 tons
Reference point:
N47''51,53' ;E10''00,86'

Radio:
122.880 MHz
Runway:
958 m/839 m, 05/23 asphalt

Contact:

Tel: 0049 75613156

Operating hours:

09:00 - 20:00 loc, O/T PPR

Directions to the fair:


Rental car:

Schick 07561 2397
Müller company 07561 4004

Refueling:

Avgas 100 II, Super+, Jet A1

Charges:

Increased noise protection 500 kg - 5.7 to: 8,20 € - 64,00 €
Normal noise protection 500 kg - 5.7 to: 8,80 € - 73,20 €

Parking:

Overnight parking: € 6.00 - € 12.00/night

Paved parking areas for aircraft over 2 tons only available to a limited extent

In general: Parking during the trade fair period PPR - observe NOTAM!

Travel to the trade fair:

Rental car:

Schick Company +49 (0)7561 2397
Müller company +49 (0)7561 4004
When reserving a rental car, please state the aircraft registration number

Restaurants:

Restaurant "Fliegerstube"

Hotels:

Hotel Post t (www.hotel-post-leutkirch.de)
Hotel Rad (www.rad-leutkirch.de)
Brauereigasthof Mohren (www.brauereigasthof-mohren.de)
Hotel Grüner Baum

Shuttle times:


17.04.24-20.04.24

Daily outward journey to the trade fair 09:00 and 11:30

Daily departure from the fair 16:00 and 18:30

10,-€ per person (adult)/ per ride-> cash payment only

to be paid to the bus driver, no reservation possible!

You can fly to Constance Airport with light aircraft up to 2000 kg (except helicopters). It is easily accessible by cab, car or public transport. For example, the catamaran connects the cities of Friedrichshafen and Constance every hour all year round. A car ferry runs between Constance and Meersburg every quarter of an hour.

Information:

Website Konstanz Airfield

Distance to the exhibition centre: 74 km

Authorised for
: Aircraft up to 4000 kg (except helicopters)
Coordinates
: 47 41.0 N / 09 08.3 E

Radio:
124.350 MHz
Runway:
760m x 50m grass
Approach pattern Constance

Registration and contact:

Constance Airfield Riedstr. 78 in 78467 Constance
Tel. 07531 62662
E-mail: tower@flugplatz-konstanz.de

Opening hours:
0700-SS/1700, SR-30 to 0700 PPR; SS/17700 to SS + 30 PPR (summer)

17.04. - 20.04.2024: AD PPR due to water on RWY12

Refuelling:

AVGAS 100 LL

Trade fair shuttle to the catamaran:

Shuttle service daily 0900-1900 hrs

5,-€ per person (adult)/ per ride-> cash payment only

to be paid to the bus driver, no reservation possible!

Information:

Website Neuhausen Ob Eck Airfield

Distance to the exhibition center: 66 km, travel time approx.1h (car)

Approved for: ACFT 5700kg, PPR up to 14.000kg. HELI, UL.

Reference point:

N 47° 58,61'

E 08° 54,31'

Radio:

Runway: 09 / 27 Asphalt 1248 x 30 m. Neuhausen ob Eck Radio, 119.605

Contact:

Flight control +49 7467 - 94 90 30

flugleiter@take-off-park.de

Operating hours: 

Summertime daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm loc.

Directions to the fair:

public transportation, taxi ...

Refueling:

currently no refueling facilities

Restaurants:

Park restaurant in the business park

Hotels:

Aircraft Hotel directly at the airfield

Approach map EDSN 1

Approach map EDSN 2

The Biberach airfield is licensed for aircraft up to 5,700 kg, motor gliders, gliders and microlight aircraft. There is a shuttle service between the airfield in Biberach and Messe Friedrichshafen and Biberach railroad station. Alternatively, we will be happy to put you in touch with a cab company or car rental firm.

For overnight accommodation, we recommend our Aero 24 partner Hotel MOTORWORLD Inn Warthausen (motorworld-inn.de) in Warthausen, which is located directly next to the train station.

Information:

Website Biberach Airfield

Distance to the exhibition center: 69 km, travel time approx. 1h 3min

Approved for: 5700kg MPW

Radio: 120.535

Runway: 04 /22 980 x 23m / asphalt

Registration and contact:

Yes, if parking space is required

Website: www.edmb.de

Contact:1.vorsitzender@edmb.de

Operating hours during the fair:

probably 7:30 to 20:00 loc

Customs (Non EU): No

Migration (non-Schengen): no

Refueling:

AVGAS, Jet A1, Mogas

Fees:

Landing fees depending on aircraft class and MTOW

Parking: Yes

Travel to the trade fair:

Train / Biberach - Messe FN direct

Cab or rental car:

Cab or train. If necessary, we can arrange a shuttle to Biberach station

Fee:

depending on cab utilization

Hotel: Motorworld Warthausen will be our partner hotel with probably a special rate for the Aero MOTORWORLD Inn Warthausen (motorworld-inn.de)

Restaurant: MOTORWORLD Inn Warthausen (motorworld-inn.de)