Breitscheid lies on the eastern slope of the Westerwald at the border triangle Hesse - Rhineland-Palatinate - North Rhine-Westphalia. Almost 5.000 people live here. Breitscheid airfield is located west of Breitscheid on the way to the Rabenscheid district. Nearby is the Siegerland airport from there also Helicopter sightseeing flights be performed. The airfield "on the hub" is used as a takeoff and landing site for motor planes, motor gliders, gliders and ultralight aircraft as well as for parachutists. They are also allowed Helicopter. Among other things, there is an aircraft yard, a petrol station for aviation fuel, a flight school, a pension and a restaurant. The Air Force occasionally rehearses here Transall machines taking off and landing on short runways.