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Paderborn Tower is responsible for all aircraft within the control zone and at the active runway.

Runway in use: There is no prefered operation direction at Paderborn.

Approaches: For both runways ILS (CAT I), RNP and NDB approaches are available.

Control Zone

The control zone of Paderborn reaches up to 2500 ft AMSL.

Paderborn/Lippstadt Control Zone (D-CTR) - ©

VFR traffic entering or leaving the CTR via SIERRA need to cross the reporting point between 2200 and 2500 ft MSL.

TMZ: Outside the control zone is a TMZ where all VFR aircraft have to set transponder code 6102.

Paderborn-Haxterberg: The airfield Paderborn-Haxterberg EDLR is located north-east close to the border of the CTR. Traffic within the traffic pattern have to stay clear of the control zone and are independant. 

Helicopter: As there are no helipads available at Paderborn, all departures and arrivals of helicopters have to take place at the active runway, followed/preceeded by airtaxi.


Paderborn utilizes an auto-handoff procedure for IFR departures where Tower will not hand off outbounds to the approach/center controller. Make sure to set the correct departure frequency in the ATIS.

Outbounds should contact APP/CTR immediately when airborne unless explicitly told to remain on Tower frequency.