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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):

  • The fleet of E-3's has remained in operation since the Cold War and has adapted its mission to emerging security threats, primarily in European airspace.
  • Since that time, most of the buildings on base have been renovated to present day standards and several new buildings have been erected.
  • NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen is located near Geilenkirchen, Germany.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In January 1980 the first E-3A Component personnel started arriving at the base, and in October 1980 the NATO Defence Planning Committee granted the E-3A Component the status of a NATO International Military Headquarters.
  • The Component’s multinational, fully integrated workforce consists of more than 3,000 military and civilian personnel from 16 NATO member nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Normally, only a certain number of the E-3As and TCAs are present at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen at any given time.

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