Validation date: 26 11 2010
Updated on: 13 04 2020
Runway 09/27 - 850meter/2500feet - grass
Airfield Noordoostpolder (Dutch: Vliegveld Noordoostpolder, also known as vliegveld Emmeloord - ICAO: EHNP) was a small airfield close to Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder.
The airfield was founded somewhere in the 1960s. Over time it was moved because of the expanding town of Emmeloord. The company Kuiken N.V., which is home based in Emmeloord, was the main user of the airfield for years, and other uses were cropdusting, parajumping and glider activities. Kuiken owned and operated a Piper Aztec (PH-KED) and was the sole operator in the Netherlands cleared to use the airfield between dusk and dawn.
As there was no permanent runway lighting, use was made of so-called ´snotnoses´, oilcans with a torch placed along the runway.
In June of 1991 and June of 1992 Lelystad-based Paraclub Flevo held their "jump week" at Emmeloord. Here, Pilatus Porter PH-MEN can be seen taking off crossing the croad at a VERY low level (photo courtesy Nicolaas Bleeker)
Shortly after 2000 the airfield closed because of the still expanding town of Emmeloord. It is now completely built over.
Airfield Noordoostpolder in 2005, just after it had disappeared from aviation maps