EDFH - Frankfurt Hahn

Departing Traffic

Start-Up and Enroute (IFR) Clearance

In Germany you have to request “start-up” to get your IFR clearance. This does not include the pushback, therefore a separate approval is required!

NOTE: The Controller may change your planned departure route due to operational reasons.

RYR123, Information A, request start-up and enroute clearance.


Only ask for Pushback if you are able to start pushback immediately when receiving pushback approval! It might be possible that ATC will instruct you to do a specific routing for pushback (into a specific taxiway, push and then pull foreward, etc.). Always report when unable or if you do not understand the instruction!

Outbound traffic at Positions A1, A4, B1, B4 has to be pushed on taxiway A with facing NE or SW specified by ATC.

EDFH_pushback.jpgpushback from A1 on taxiway A

Intersection Departure

Runway 21 intersection take-off via taxiway E should be used whenever in performance parameters. Departing medium aircraft (max. B739/A321) should always expect intersection E. Report if unable before pushback!

Departure Frequency

Departing IFR traffic have to contact Langen Radar without separate instruction, immediately when airborne. You will always find the correct departure frequency in the ATIS!


Arriving Traffic

There is a 250KTS/FL100 restriction at EDFH within airspace E (more or less everywhere around the airport). Normal descent speeds are 250kt until instructed by ATC. As a general guidance on base you should be around 220kt, when cleared for the final approach between 200-180kt. Expect to cross the FAF/FAP between 200 -180kt and to maintain 170kt until 5 DME.

Expect RNAV Arrivals into EDFH. On downwind expect vectors to final, mostly shortly after passing abeam the FAF/FAP. Plan your descent accordingly! Maintain good speeds.

Traffic with WTC Heavy can vacate the runway only via taxiways F or E. When RWY 21 is in use, this traffic need to do a backtrack at the end of runway 21 and vacate via E. This will be approved by Tower after landing. The "turnpad south" between taxiway C and B2 may only be used for aircraft up to CAT D (B764/MD11).

EDFH_Backtrack.jpgbacktrack at Hahn airport for heavy aircraft

Charts and Scenery

IFR Charts for Frankfurt-Hahn are available at https://chartfox.org/EDFH (Vatsim Login required).

VFR Charts are available for every airfield in Germany via https://www.vfraip.de/ (official DFS VFR AIP) or with less information at https://www.openflightmaps.org/ed-germany/.

Airport Scenery

X-Plane Default Scenery
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