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FSS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FSS / EGQK
Airport Name: Kinloss Barracks
Location: Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 57°38'57"N by 3°33'38"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 22 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Kinloss Barracks (FSS):

  • Because of Kinloss Barracks's relatively low elevation of 22 feet, planes can take off or land at Kinloss Barracks 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.
  • In 1992 Nimrod aircraft deployed to the Persian Gulf as an integral component of the coalition forces to recapture Kuwait.
  • In November 2011 the Ministry of Defence and 12 Engineer Group announced that 930 Service personnel from 39 Engineer Regiment will move from Waterbeach Barracks, near Cambridge, to Kinloss in summer 2012.
  • The wartime Avro Lancaster was adapted without great upheaval for anti-submarine and search and rescue duties and RAF Kinloss changed from a bomber training unit, to a Coastal Command base training maritime aircrew.
  • In November 2011 the Ministry of Defence announced that the first unit from the British Army would be 39 Engineer Regiment who will move from Waterbeach Barracks, near Cambridge, to Kinloss in July 2012.
  • Kinloss Barracks (FSS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Construction work began in the spring of 1938 to establish RAF Kinloss as a pilot training school.
  • The closest airport to Kinloss Barracks (FSS) is RAF Lossiemouth (LMO), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) ENE of FSS.
  • The furthest airport from Kinloss Barracks (FSS) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,616 miles (18,694 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • On 2 September 2006, 12 Nimrod crew members from 120 Squadron crew 3 and 2 observers were killed when their Nimrod, serial number XV230, exploded over Afghanistan.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kinloss Barracks:

List of Nearest Airports from Kinloss Barracks:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.04 miles (14.55 km) ENERAF Lossiemouth (LMO)Lossiemouth, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Lossiemouth on a map View satellite image of RAF Lossiemouth Set LMO as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lossiemouth
219.48 miles (31.36 km) WSWInverness Airport (INV)Inverness, Scotland, United KingdomView Inverness Airport on a map View satellite image of Inverness Airport Set INV as destination Airport Get more information about Inverness Airport
358.48 miles (94.11 km) NNEWick Airport (WIC)Wick, Scotland, United KingdomView Wick Airport on a map View satellite image of Wick Airport Set WIC as destination Airport Get more information about Wick Airport
459.35 miles (95.51 km) ESEAberdeen International Airport (ABZ)Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomView Aberdeen International Airport on a map View satellite image of Aberdeen International Airport Set ABZ as destination Airport Get more information about Aberdeen International Airport
583.78 miles (134.83 km) SPerth Airport (PSL)Perth, Scotland, United KingdomView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PSL as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
685.11 miles (136.96 km) SSEDundee Airport (DND)Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomView Dundee Airport on a map View satellite image of Dundee Airport Set DND as destination Airport Get more information about Dundee Airport
791.95 miles (147.98 km) SSERAF Leuchars (ADX)St Andrews, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Leuchars on a map View satellite image of RAF Leuchars Set ADX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Leuchars
893.54 miles (150.53 km) NNEKirkwall Airport (KOI)Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, United KingdomView Kirkwall Airport on a map View satellite image of Kirkwall Airport Set KOI as destination Airport Get more information about Kirkwall Airport
9108.89 miles (175.24 km) WNWStornoway Airport (SYY)Stornoway, Scotland, United KingdomView Stornoway Airport on a map View satellite image of Stornoway Airport Set SYY as destination Airport Get more information about Stornoway Airport
10109.23 miles (175.79 km) NNEStronsay Airport (SOY)Stronsay, Scotland, United KingdomView Stronsay Airport on a map View satellite image of Stronsay Airport Set SOY as destination Airport Get more information about Stronsay Airport
11110.23 miles (177.40 km) NNEEday Airport (EOI)Eday, Scotland, United KingdomView Eday Airport on a map View satellite image of Eday Airport Set EOI as destination Airport Get more information about Eday Airport
12116.18 miles (186.98 km) NNESanday Airport (NDY)Sanday, Scotland, United KingdomView Sanday Airport on a map View satellite image of Sanday Airport Set NDY as destination Airport Get more information about Sanday Airport
13117.64 miles (189.32 km) SEdinburgh Airport (EDI)Edinburgh, United KingdomView Edinburgh Airport on a map View satellite image of Edinburgh Airport Set EDI as destination Airport Get more information about Edinburgh Airport
14127.18 miles (204.67 km) SSWGlasgow International Airport (GLA)Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow International Airport on a map View satellite image of Glasgow International Airport Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
15135.57 miles (218.18 km) WSWColl Island Airport (COL)Coll, Scotland, United KingdomView Coll Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Coll Island Airport Set COL as destination Airport Get more information about Coll Island Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kinloss Barracks:

List of Furthest Airports from Kinloss Barracks:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,616.08 miles (18,694.23 km) SSERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,588.41 miles (18,649.69 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,585.01 miles (18,644.22 km) SSEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,531.39 miles (18,557.92 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,526.30 miles (18,549.74 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,504.52 miles (18,514.68 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,492.13 miles (18,494.75 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,487.84 miles (18,487.84 km) SSERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
911,469.04 miles (18,457.59 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1011,466.18 miles (18,452.99 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1111,449.08 miles (18,425.47 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,443.94 miles (18,417.19 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1311,439.79 miles (18,410.50 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,432.71 miles (18,399.12 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
1511,417.96 miles (18,375.37 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome