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FZO Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FZO / EGTG
Airport Names:
  1. Bristol Filton Airport
  2. Filton Aerodrome
Location: Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°31'9"N by 2°35'36"W
Area Served: Bristol
Operator/Owner: BAE Systems Aviation Services Ltd
Airport Type: Private
Elevation: 225 feet (69 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Bristol Filton Airport (FZO):

  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Bristol Filton Airport", another name for FZO is "Filton Aerodrome".
  • Because of Bristol Filton Airport's relatively low elevation of 225 feet, planes can take off or land at Bristol Filton Airport 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.
  • During the late 1940s and early 1950s, BAC branched out into the development and production of pre-fabricated buildings, plastics, helicopters, guided weapons, luxury cars, gas turbines and ramjet motors.
  • Aeroengine production started north of Filton Aerodrome, with the acquisition of Cosmos Engineering in 1920.
  • The length of the runway and its closed-to-passengers status made it an ideal dispersion site for the nation's airborne nuclear deterrent during the Cold War.
  • The manufacture of aeroplanes started in 1910, when Sir George White, the owner of Bristol Tramways, established the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company in the maintenance sheds of Bristol Tramways.
  • The furthest airport from Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,930 miles (19,200 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • Bristol Filton Airport or Filton Aerodrome was an airport on the border between Filton and Patchway, within South Gloucestershire, 4 NM north of Bristol, England.
  • From 1929 the 501 Squadron was based at RAF Filton.
  • After the disbanding of 501 squadron, Bristol Siddeley Engine apprentices used Barnwell Hall for accommodation and Bristol University Air Squadron continued to use some of the RAF facilities.
  • The closest airport to Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) is Bristol Airport (BRS), which is located only 11 miles (18 kilometers) SSW of FZO.

Map of Nearest Airports from Bristol Filton Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Bristol Filton Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.88 miles (17.51 km) SSWBristol Airport (BRS)Bristol, England, United KingdomView Bristol Airport on a map Set BRS as destination Airport Get more information about Bristol Airport
225.83 miles (41.57 km) ERAF Lyneham (LYE)Wiltshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Lyneham on a map Set LYE as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lyneham
333.37 miles (53.71 km) WSWCardiff Airport (CWL)Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomView Cardiff Airport on a map Set CWL as destination Airport Get more information about Cardiff Airport
436.28 miles (58.38 km) ENERAF Fairford (FFD)Fairford, England, United KingdomView RAF Fairford on a map Set FFD as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Fairford
537.11 miles (59.72 km) WSWMoD St Athan (DGX)St Athan, Wales, United KingdomView MoD St Athan on a map Set DGX as destination Airport Get more information about MoD St Athan
646.15 miles (74.27 km) ENERAF Brize Norton (BZZ)Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Brize Norton on a map Set BZZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Brize Norton
758.81 miles (94.64 km) ENEOxford Airport (OXF)Oxford, England, United KingdomView Oxford Airport on a map Set OXF as destination Airport Get more information about Oxford Airport
860.58 miles (97.49 km) SSEBournemouth Airport (BOH)Bournemouth, England, United KingdomView Bournemouth Airport on a map Set BOH as destination Airport Get more information about Bournemouth Airport
963.60 miles (102.35 km) WSwansea Airport (SWS)Swansea, Wales, United KingdomView Swansea Airport on a map Set SWS as destination Airport Get more information about Swansea Airport
1064.67 miles (104.08 km) ERAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson
1164.86 miles (104.38 km) SSWExeter International Airport (EXT)Exeter, United KingdomView Exeter International Airport on a map Set EXT as destination Airport Get more information about Exeter International Airport
1266.41 miles (106.87 km) SESouthampton Airport (SOU)Eastleigh (near Southampton), England, United KingdomView Southampton Airport on a map Set SOU as destination Airport Get more information about Southampton Airport
1371.12 miles (114.45 km) ESELasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
1473.87 miles (118.89 km) ESERAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
1573.91 miles (118.95 km) NNEBirmingham Airport (BHX)Birmingham, England, United KingdomView Birmingham Airport on a map Set BHX as destination Airport Get more information about Birmingham Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Bristol Filton Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Bristol Filton Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,930.15 miles (19,199.67 km) SEDunedin 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
211,909.94 miles (19,167.14 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
311,899.23 miles (19,149.91 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,894.67 miles (19,142.56 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
511,866.59 miles (19,097.38 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,862.33 miles (19,090.52 km) SSERichard 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)
711,849.91 miles (19,070.54 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,837.49 miles (19,050.54 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
911,837.22 miles (19,050.11 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1011,835.71 miles (19,047.69 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,832.93 miles (19,043.20 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
1211,812.07 miles (19,009.64 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,803.88 miles (18,996.46 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,793.43 miles (18,979.63 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1511,783.57 miles (18,963.78 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome