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GKE Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GKE / ETNG
Airport Name: NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component
Location: Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 50°57'38"N by 6°2'33"E
Operator/Owner: NATO
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 296 feet (90 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE):

  • Because of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component's relatively low elevation of 296 feet, planes can take off or land at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component 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.
  • NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The Component operates seventeen Boeing E-3A AWACS aircraft all of which are based on the Boeing 707 airframe Trainer Cargo Aircraft but which have since been retired).
  • The closest airport to NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE) is Merzbrück Airfield (AAH), which is located only 11 miles (18 kilometers) SSE of GKE.
  • E-3A Component flying operations began in February 1982 after delivery of the first E­3A aircraft.
  • Surrounded by farmland and a natural woodland reserve, the base was originally built by the Royal Air Force after World War II and operated as RAF Geilenkirchen from 1953 onwards.
  • Flying operations at Geilenkirchen ended in January 1968 and the installation was handed over to the German Air Force in March 1968.
  • An Economic Impact Study compiled by the NATO E-3A Component shows a 2008 economic impact of 275.8 million euro within a 200-kilometer radius of the base.
  • The furthest airport from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,929 miles (19,198 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Map of Nearest Airports from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component:

List of Nearest Airports from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111.38 miles (18.32 km) SSEMerzbrück Airfield (AAH)Aachen, GermanyView Merzbrück Airfield on a map Set AAH as destination Airport Get more information about Merzbrück Airfield
211.97 miles (19.27 km) WSWMaastricht Aachen Airport (MST)Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlandsView Maastricht Aachen Airport on a map Set MST as destination Airport Get more information about Maastricht Aachen Airport
327.36 miles (44.03 km) NEDüsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL)Mönchengladbach, GermanyView Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport on a map Set MGL as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport
434.40 miles (55.37 km) SWLiège Airport (LGG)Liège, Wallonia, BelgiumView Liège Airport on a map Set LGG as destination Airport Get more information about Liège Airport
538.75 miles (62.36 km) NEDüsseldorf Airport (DUS)Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Düsseldorf Airport on a map Set DUS as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Airport
644.48 miles (71.59 km) NWEindhoven Airport (EIN)Eindhoven, NetherlandsView Eindhoven Airport on a map Set EIN as destination Airport Get more information about Eindhoven Airport
744.54 miles (71.69 km) NWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport
848.38 miles (77.86 km) ECologne/Bonn Airport (CGN)Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Cologne/Bonn Airport on a map Set CGN as destination Airport Get more information about Cologne/Bonn Airport
950.46 miles (81.20 km) NNWVolkel Air Base (UDE)Uden, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsView Volkel Air Base on a map Set UDE as destination Airport Get more information about Volkel Air Base
1059.73 miles (96.13 km) WNWZoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL)Zoersel / Oostmalle, BelgiumView Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield on a map Set OBL as destination Airport Get more information about Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield
1163.73 miles (102.57 km) NWGilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ)Breda, NetherlandsView Gilze-Rijen Air Base on a map Set GLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Gilze-Rijen Air Base
1267.97 miles (109.39 km) WBrussels Airport (BRU)Brussels, BelgiumView Brussels Airport on a map Set BRU as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels Airport
1370.48 miles (113.42 km) WNWAntwerp International Airport (ANR)Antwerp, BelgiumView Antwerp International Airport on a map Set ANR as destination Airport Get more information about Antwerp International Airport
1473.84 miles (118.83 km) SSEBitburg Airport (BBJ)Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Bitburg Airport on a map Set BBJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bitburg Airport
1573.90 miles (118.92 km) SSESpangdahlem Air Base (SPM)Spangdahlem, GermanyView Spangdahlem Air Base on a map Set SPM as destination Airport Get more information about Spangdahlem Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component:

List of Furthest Airports from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,929.15 miles (19,198.07 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
211,633.84 miles (18,722.81 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
311,632.53 miles (18,720.70 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
411,621.45 miles (18,702.87 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
511,613.80 miles (18,690.56 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
611,609.95 miles (18,684.35 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)
711,605.01 miles (18,676.40 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
811,586.56 miles (18,646.72 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
911,582.96 miles (18,640.92 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
1011,578.02 miles (18,632.98 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
1111,573.63 miles (18,625.91 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1211,571.83 miles (18,623.00 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1311,564.98 miles (18,611.99 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1411,564.22 miles (18,610.76 km) SEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
1511,550.42 miles (18,588.56 km) ESEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome