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FCN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FCN / ETMN
Airport Names:
  1. Nordholz Naval Airbase
  2. (Advanced Landing Ground R-56)
Location: Nordholz, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 53°46'4"N by 8°39'36"E
Operator/Owner: German Navy
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 74 feet (23 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Nordholz Naval Airbase (FCN):

  • It is the home of Naval Air Command, with the Naval Air Wing 3 and Naval Air Wing 5, equipped with the P-3C Orion, Dornier Do 228NG, Mk88A Sea Lynx and Mk41 Sea King.
  • Because of Nordholz Naval Airbase's relatively low elevation of 74 feet, planes can take off or land at Nordholz Naval Airbase at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Flying returned to Nordholz in 1938, when the Luftwaffe decided to rebuild the airfield.
  • Immediately north of the base is the grass runway of Spieka recreational airfield.
  • Nordholz was used for several Cold War NATO deployments of USAF/ANG units during the annual "Reforger" exercises.
  • During World War I Nordholz served as the principal airship base for the Imperial German Navy.
  • Nordholz Naval Airbase (FCN) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In 1959 construction of the current airbase began.
  • The closest airport to Nordholz Naval Airbase (FCN) is Bremerhaven Airport (BRV), which is located only 18 miles (30 kilometers) S of FCN.
  • In addition to being known as "Nordholz Naval Airbase", another name for FCN is "(Advanced Landing Ground R-56)".
  • The furthest airport from Nordholz Naval Airbase (FCN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,711 miles (18,847 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Map of Nearest Airports from Nordholz Naval Airbase:

List of Nearest Airports from Nordholz Naval Airbase:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
118.37 miles (29.57 km) SBremerhaven Airport (BRV)Bremerhaven, Bremen, GermanyView Bremerhaven Airport on a map Set BRV as destination Airport Get more information about Bremerhaven Airport
228.37 miles (45.65 km) NNEHeide-Büsum Airport (HEI)Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Heide-Büsum Airport on a map Set HEI as destination Airport Get more information about Heide-Büsum Airport
330.37 miles (48.87 km) WWangerooge Airport (AGE)Wangerooge, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Wangerooge Airport on a map Set AGE as destination Airport Get more information about Wangerooge Airport
441.86 miles (67.36 km) NWHeligoland Airport (HGL)Düne, Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Heligoland Airport on a map Set HGL as destination Airport Get more information about Heligoland Airport
550.04 miles (80.53 km) SBremen Airport (BRE)Bremen, GermanyView Bremen Airport on a map Set BRE as destination Airport Get more information about Bremen Airport
650.79 miles (81.74 km) ESEHamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW)Hamburg, GermanyView Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport on a map Set XFW as destination Airport Get more information about Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport
755.27 miles (88.95 km) EHamburg Airport (HAM)Hamburg / Fuhlsbüttel, GermanyView Hamburg Airport on a map Set HAM as destination Airport Get more information about Hamburg Airport
864.27 miles (103.43 km) WSWEmden Airport (EME)Emden, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Emden Airport on a map Set EME as destination Airport Get more information about Emden Airport
973.56 miles (118.39 km) NEKiel Holtenau Airport (KEL)Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Kiel Holtenau Airport on a map Set KEL as destination Airport Get more information about Kiel Holtenau Airport
1080.19 miles (129.05 km) NSylt Airport (GWT)Westerland, GermanyView Sylt Airport on a map Set GWT as destination Airport Get more information about Sylt Airport
1180.71 miles (129.89 km) WBorkum Airfield (BMK)Borkum, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Borkum Airfield on a map Set BMK as destination Airport Get more information about Borkum Airfield
1284.09 miles (135.33 km) ELübeck Airport (LBC)Lübeck (near Hamburg), Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Lübeck Airport on a map Set LBC as destination Airport Get more information about Lübeck Airport
1394.40 miles (151.92 km) NNESønderborg Airport (SGD)Sønderborg, DenmarkView Sønderborg Airport on a map Set SGD as destination Airport Get more information about Sønderborg Airport
1496.30 miles (154.98 km) WSWGroningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)Groningen / Eelde, NetherlandsView Groningen Airport Eelde on a map Set GRQ as destination Airport Get more information about Groningen Airport Eelde
1598.95 miles (159.24 km) SECelle Air Base (ZCN)Celle, GermanyView Celle Air Base on a map Set ZCN as destination Airport Get more information about Celle Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Nordholz Naval Airbase:

List of Furthest Airports from Nordholz Naval Airbase:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,710.90 miles (18,846.81 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,456.48 miles (18,437.38 km) ESEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,443.85 miles (18,417.04 km) ESEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,418.58 miles (18,376.38 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,418.15 miles (18,375.68 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
611,416.23 miles (18,372.60 km) ESERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,415.46 miles (18,371.35 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,406.80 miles (18,357.42 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
911,393.93 miles (18,336.71 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1011,393.72 miles (18,336.36 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1111,366.78 miles (18,293.02 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1211,366.67 miles (18,292.84 km) ESEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1311,365.50 miles (18,290.95 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1411,362.03 miles (18,285.36 km) ESEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1511,358.69 miles (18,279.99 km) ESEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome