German research institute for aviation

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Berlin-Adlershof wind tunnel (October 1935), image from the Federal Archives

The German Aviation Research Institute ( DVL ), founded on April 20, 1912, in Berlin was - initially under the provisional President, Colonel Hugo Schmiedecke , from October 1912 until the beginning of the war at the beginning of August 1914 under the presidency of the later Lieutenant General Hermann Riess von Scheurnschloß - alongside the Ludwig Prandtl in 1907 in Göttingen founded aerodynamic research institute (AVA) one of the predecessor institutions of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The DVL was based at the then motorized airfield Johannisthal-Adlershof . From 1936 to 1945 the aeronautical engineer Günther Bock was director of the DVL. Today Adlershof is a DLR site. Another institution from which the DLR emerged is the German Research Institute for Aviation (DFL) in Braunschweig , which was founded in 1936 and was known as the Hermann Göring Aviation Research Institute (LFA) from 1938 to 1945 . The DFL was re-established in Braunschweig in 1953.

After 1945 the DVL site in Adlershof, which was in the Soviet occupation zone, was lost, and therefore the institute was located at Essen / Mülheim Airport from 1953 to 1958 . In 1955, the aeronautical radio research institute Oberpfaffenhofen (FFO) , founded in 1937, was merged with the DVL. Due to better framework conditions, the DVL moved to its final location from 1958 at Cologne-Wahn Airport (now Cologne / Bonn Airport ).

The AVA, the DFL and the DVL were merged into the German Research and Research Institute for Aerospace (DFVLR) in 1969. In 1989 it was renamed the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR). Some tasks of the previous DFVLR were outsourced to the German Space Agency (DARA).

In 1997, DARA and the German Aerospace Research Center were merged again under the old name DLR to form the German Aerospace Center .

See also

Web links

Commons : German Research Institute for Aviation  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. cf. Berlin in 1912., Lexicon of Berlin history and the present (accessed on November 23, 2015).