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Zeltweg Air Base, now known as Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, is a military airfield in Styria, Austria near Zeltweg. It is the main airfield of the Austrian Air Force. It was also used as a motor racing circuit in the 1960s.

Zeltweg Air Base

Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser
Airport typejoint public/military
Elevation AMSL2,238 ft / 682 m
Coordinates47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222Coordinates: 47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222
LOXZ is located in Austria
Location of Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser in Austria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,750 9,022 ASPHALT
08L/26R 1,100 3,609 GRASS
Austria Zeltweg Air Base
Zeltweg Airfield
LocationAustria Zeltweg, Styria, Austria
Broke ground1959
Major eventsFIA Formula One Austrian Grand Prix (1964)
FIA World Sportscar Championship 500km of Zeltweg (1966–1968)
Grand Prix Circuit
Race lap record1:04.820 (Switzerland Jo Siffert, Germany Porsche 908, 1968, 500km of Zeltweg)


Built in 1959 in Styria, the idea for the track came from the United Kingdom's success at Silverstone Circuit, also built on the site of an airfield. However, the track engineers at Zeltweg failed to take into account the abrasive nature of the surface. A lone Formula One World Championship Grand Prix was held in 1964 before moving elsewhere due to the surface. The World Sportscar Championship Zeltweg 500 Kilometres was held later, until the track was abandoned in 1969 following the construction of the purpose-built Österreichring in a nearby area. The Formula 1 lap record on the Zeltweg Airfield circuit is 1:09.84 by Graham Hill in a BRM, while the overall lap record is 1:04.820 and was set by Jo Siffert in a Porsche 908 during the 1968 Zeltweg 500 Kilometres.[3]

Since 1997, the AirPower show is held at Zeltweg. The 2003 and 2005 editions featured Red Bull Air Race events.

Zeltweg Air Base


  1. ^ Airport record for Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser at Retrieved 2013-08-08
  2. ^ Google (2013-08-08). "location of Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  3. ^ "Zeltweg 500 Kilometres 1968". Retrieved 23 January 2015.