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GLZ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GLZ / EHGR
Airport Names:
  1. Gilze-Rijen Air Base
  2. (Advanced Landing Ground B-77)
Location: Breda, Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 51°34'1"N by 4°55'54"E
Operator/Owner: Military of the Netherlands
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 49 feet (15 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ):

  • In 2009, helicopter operations from Soesterberg Air Base were moved to Gilze-Rijen Air Base, which resulted in CH-47 Chinook and AS 532 Cougar helicopters being based at the airfield as well as the Alouette III for VIP transport, making Gilze-Rijen the main operating base for military helicopters in the Netherlands.
  • In 1940, the airfield came under heavy attack from the German Luftwaffe, who later took control of the base and expanded it for their own use.
  • The furthest airport from Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,897 miles (19,146 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "Gilze-Rijen Air Base", another name for GLZ is "(Advanced Landing Ground B-77)".
  • The Stichting Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht is also located at Gilze-Rijen air base, owning and operating a collection of mainly historic military aircraft.
  • The closest airport to Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) is Eindhoven Airport (EIN), which is located 21 miles (33 kilometers) ESE of GLZ.
  • Gilze-Rijen Air Base is one of the oldest airfields in the Netherlands, the first aircraft to have landed there being a Blériot in 1910.
  • Because of Gilze-Rijen Air Base's relatively low elevation of 49 feet, planes can take off or land at Gilze-Rijen Air Base 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.
  • Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.69 miles (33.30 km) ESEEindhoven Airport (EIN)Eindhoven, NetherlandsView Eindhoven Airport on a map Set EIN as destination Airport Get more information about Eindhoven Airport
222.27 miles (35.84 km) SSWZoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL)Zoersel / Oostmalle, BelgiumView Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield on a map Set OBL as destination Airport Get more information about Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield
326.66 miles (42.90 km) WSWWoensdrecht Air Base (WOE)Woensdrecht, NetherlandsView Woensdrecht Air Base on a map Set WOE as destination Airport Get more information about Woensdrecht Air Base
433.08 miles (53.24 km) SWAntwerp International Airport (ANR)Antwerp, BelgiumView Antwerp International Airport on a map Set ANR as destination Airport Get more information about Antwerp International Airport
533.16 miles (53.37 km) EVolkel 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
634.24 miles (55.10 km) NWRotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)Rotterdam, NetherlandsView Rotterdam The Hague Airport on a map Set RTM as destination Airport Get more information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport
746.84 miles (75.37 km) NNWValkenburg Naval Air Base (LID)Leiden, NetherlandsView Valkenburg Naval Air Base on a map Set LID as destination Airport Get more information about Valkenburg Naval Air Base
849.91 miles (80.32 km) SSWBrussels Airport (BRU)Brussels, BelgiumView Brussels Airport on a map Set BRU as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels Airport
951.68 miles (83.17 km) NAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)Haarlemmermeer, NetherlandsView Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a map Set AMS as destination Airport Get more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
1052.03 miles (83.73 km) EWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport
1157.99 miles (93.32 km) SEMaastricht Aachen Airport (MST)Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlandsView Maastricht Aachen Airport on a map Set MST as destination Airport Get more information about Maastricht Aachen Airport
1263.73 miles (102.57 km) SENATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE)Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component on a map Set GKE as destination Airport Get more information about NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component
1366.70 miles (107.34 km) NNELelystad Airport (LEY)Lelystad, NetherlandsView Lelystad Airport on a map Set LEY as destination Airport Get more information about Lelystad Airport
1467.96 miles (109.38 km) SSELiège Airport (LGG)Liège, Wallonia, BelgiumView Liège Airport on a map Set LGG as destination Airport Get more information about Liège Airport
1571.68 miles (115.36 km) ESEDüsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL)Mönchengladbach, GermanyView Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport on a map Set MGL as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,896.97 miles (19,146.28 km) SChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,662.74 miles (18,769.31 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
311,655.60 miles (18,757.82 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
411,635.00 miles (18,724.67 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
511,630.89 miles (18,718.06 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
611,630.01 miles (18,716.64 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)
711,614.26 miles (18,691.30 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
811,611.66 miles (18,687.10 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
911,605.88 miles (18,677.81 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1011,601.24 miles (18,670.34 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1111,582.40 miles (18,640.03 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
1211,582.29 miles (18,639.84 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1311,575.49 miles (18,628.90 km) ESEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1411,571.57 miles (18,622.59 km) ESEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1511,568.65 miles (18,617.90 km) ESEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport