17.11.2017 – When aircraft must take off or land at night, obstacles such as e.g. tall electricity pylons are made visible to the pilots by means of a beacon. In Hamburg, the Jenisch Park with its tall old oak trees represents just such an obstacle for air traffic to the AIRBUS works airfield in Finkenwerder.
To ensure the safety of air traffic while not disrupting the visual appearance of the park it was necessary to avoid a massive mast construction. With the help of Mother Nature: the 10 metre high, light aluminium mast housing the beacon was mounted at a height of 18 metres in the branch of a massive oak tree.
From today, the new beacon will shine out above the treetops – clearly visible to air pilots but practically out of sight of the visitors to the Jenisch Park.