Hindenburg Flight Schedule

A list of all flights of the airship Hindenburg, with dates, departures, and arrivals.

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For details on particular flights, visit:

Hindenburg's Maiden Voyage Passenger List

Hindenburg’s first flight to the United States was filled with journalists, prominent notables, frequent zeppelin travelers, and members of the Nazi elite. (For more information...

Hindenburg "Millionaires Flight"

The “Millionaires Flight” of the Hindenburg was a 10-1/2 hour cruise over New England on October 9, 1936, for 72 wealthy and influential passengers.  The guests were invited...

A Flight on the Hindenburg: One Passenger's Account

Clarence and Dorothy Hall were passengers on Hindenburg’s flight from Frankfurt to Lakehurst on August 5-8, 1936.  Clarence Hall described the flight in his diary,...
Max Schmeling and the Hindenburg

Max Schmeling on the Hindenburg

German boxer Max Schmeling returned to Germany in triumph on the June 23, 1936 voyage of the Hindenburg, after his victory over American boxer Joe...

1936 Flight Schedule

    1. March 4: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (3hr6min) [Test flight]
    2. March 5: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (8hr) [Test flight]
    3. March 6: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (3hr14min) [Test flight]
    4. March 17-March 18: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (22hr45min) [Test flight]
    5. March 18-March 18: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (7hr49min)
    6. March 23-March 23: Friedrichshafen-Löwental (6hr23min) [Test flight, Mail flight]
    7. March 26-March 26: Löwental-Löwental (3ht16min)
    8. March 26-March 29: Löwental-Löwental (74hr4min) [Propaganda flight, dropping pro-Hitler election leaflets]
    9. March 31-April 4: Löwental-Rio de Janeiro (100hr40min) [First South America flight]
    10. April 6-April 10: Rio de Janeiro-Löwental (103hr52min)
    11. May 4-May 4: Löwental-Friedrichshafen (7hr32min)
    12. May 6-May 9: Friedrichshafen-Lakehurst (61hr40min) [First flight to North America]
    13. May 12-May 14: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (49hr13min)
    14. May 17-May 20: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (78hr57min)
    15. May 21- May 23: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (48hr8min)
    16. May 25-May 29: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (85hr13min)
    17. May 30-June 3: Rio de Janeiro-Frankfurt 93hr17min)
    18. June 5-June 5:  Frankfurt-Löwental (8hr19min)
    19. June 16-June 16: Löwental-Löwental (9hr4min) [(Krupp/Essen flight]
    20. June 18-June 18: Löwental-Frankfurt (3hr17min)
    21. June 18-June 18: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (11hr)(Rhineland flight)
    22. June 19-June 22: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (61hr30min)
    23. June 24-June 26: Lakehurst-Frankfurt ( 61hr5min) [Max Schmeling return]
    24. June 30-July 2: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (52hr49min)
    25. July 4-July 6: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (45hr39min)
    26. July 8-July 8: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (1hr26min)
    27. July 8-July 8: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (1hr)
    28. July 10-July 13: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (63hr27min)
    29. July 15-July 17: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (60hr58min)
    30. July 20-July 24: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (85hr38min)
    31. July 25-July 29: Rio de Janeiro-Frankfurt (96hr35min)
    32. August 1-August 1: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (14hr) [Olympic Games flight]
    33. August 5-August 8: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (75hr56min) [Passenger description]
    34. August 10-August 11: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (43hr2min)
    35. August 17-August 19: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (90hr10 min)
    36. August 20-August 22: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (43hr49min)
    37. August 27-August 30: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (88hr34min)
    38. September 4-September 8: Rio de Janeiro-Friedrichshafen (109hr55min)
    39. September 14-September 14: Friedrichshafen-Friedrichshafen (10hr53min) [Flight over 1936 Nazi Party Nuremberg Rally]
    40. September 16-September 16:  Friedrichshafen-Frankfurt (3hr6min)
    41. September 17-September 20: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (62hr54min)
    42. September 22-September 24: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (55hr36min)
    43. September 26-September 29: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (63hr14min)
    44. October 1-October 3: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (58hr2min)
    45. October 5-October 7: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (55hr35min)
    46. October 9-October 9:  Lakehurst-Lakehurst (10hr25min) [“Millionaires Flight“]
    47. October 10-October 12: Lakehurst-Frankfurt (52hr17min)
    48. October 21-October 25: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (111hr41min)
    49. October29-October 30: Rio de Janeiro-Recife (21hr48min)
    50. October 30-November 2: Recife-Frankfurt (85hr20min)
    51. November 5-November 9: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (97hr50min)
    52. November 12-November 16: Rio de Janeiro-Frankfurt (105hr57min)
    53. November 25-November 29: Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (94hr59min)
    54. November 30-December 1: Rio de Janeiro-Rio de Janeiro (26hr37min)
    55. December 3-December 4: Rio de Janeiro-Recife (22hr57min)
    56. December 4-December 7: Recife-Frankfurt (83hr34min)

 

Hindenburg's Flights to North America

Hindenburg’s Flights to North America (click to enlarge)

 

1937 Flight Schedule

57.  March 11-March 11: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (6hr17min)
58.  March 11- March 11: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (1hr14min)
59.  March 16-March 20:  Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro (88hr48min)
60.  March 23-March 26: Rio de Janeiro-Frankfurt (97hr8min)
61.  April 27-April 27: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (6hr59min) [Udet flight/Rhineland] 62.  April 27-April 27: Frankfurt-Frankfurt (2hr23min) [Udet hook-on trial flight] 63.  May 3-May 6: Frankfurt-Lakehurst (77hr8min) [Hindenburg crash at Lakehurst]

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Mel White
Mel White

Was the Hindenburg the only German airship that had a swastika on the tail fins, if so I may have a picture of it flying over my city.

Edward F Kurtz
Edward F Kurtz

I saw the Hindenburg on its last voyage. I was born in February, 1929, and lived in Attleboro, MA. I lived close to my school, and had lunch at home in our kitchen. I must have been in the second grade. The time must have been around 12:30 PM. My… Read more »

Rob
Rob

I am trying to verify if Igor Sikorsky was on the passenger manifest for the flight scheduled for the day after the crash. (May 7, 1937)

Richard Lamb
Richard Lamb

https://m.facebook.com/groups/138318816317667?view=permalink&id=906432186172989 ………. https://m.facebook.com/groups/683317225164883?view=permalink&id=932032553626681 two links Hindenburg over where I live in Leeds 1936 june/july. questions asked in the house of commons about the airship spying on local arsenals..and her sister ship over Leeds in 1931.

Richard Lamb
Richard Lamb

Here is a link of the Hindenburg over where I live in Leeds England 1936..going over Leeds United’s football ground.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/138318816317667?view=permalink&id=906432186172989

Richard Brown
Richard Brown

My father was raised in Longmeadow,Mass just next to Springfield. and he told us several times that in the early 30’s he saw the Hindenburg fly past Springfield and slowld do an orbit around Arsenal hill, home of the Springfield Armory.

Chris
Chris

My father says he saw the Hindenburg fly over Boston (either to or from Lakehurst) when he was a child – remembers it like it was yesterday. Was this a common occurrence? Thanks! Chris

Buck
Buck

Sorry for the late reply, but thanks Dan, very helpful. Cheers

Bill MacIlvaine
Bill MacIlvaine

As a seven year old, in July or August of 1936,I sat on a sand dune in Mantoloking, NJ and marveled as the Hindenburg glided southbound, close-in over the surf, at very low altitude. I don’t remember the swastika on the tail, but the Olympic interlocking circles on her side… Read more »

Buck
Buck

I have a picture of the Hindenburg taken by my great great grandmother over St. Martins New Brunswick Canada. Wondering if you knew the date of its path of when this might have happened. I have seen pictures of it over Saint John, New Brunswick in June 24th of 36… Read more »

Patrick Russell

Hi Buck, Well, I can tell you right off the bat that the photo wouldn’t be from May of 1937. On that last flight they flew down the southern/southeastern coast of Nova Scotia, in the middle of the night. I checked my files, though, and found bits and pieces (some… Read more »