BRIXMIS Chipmunk Over East Berlin


BRIXMIS exercised the British legal right under thePotsdam Agreementto use the airspace over both WestandEast Berlin, as well as the air corridors to and fromWest Germanyto the city. TwoDe Havilland ChipmunkT10s were based atRAF Gatowand RAF aircrew posted to BRIXMIS had access to them for the conduct of photographicreconnaissance flightswithin the designated airspace; a radius of 12 nautical miles within the Berlin Control Zone (BCZ) from the Berlin Air Safety Centre (BASC) in West Berlin.

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