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GWW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GWW / EDBG
Airport Name: Royal Air Force Station Gatow
Location: Berlin, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 52°28'27"N by 13°8'17"E
Operator/Owner: formerly: Ministry of Defence,
now: Bundeswehr
Airport Type: Military
(airport no longer in operation)
Elevation: 161 feet (49 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Royal Air Force Station Gatow (GWW):

  • After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Chipmunk reconnaissance flights soon ceased and the two Chipmunks were flown to RAF Laarbruch, in Western Germany to await disposal action.
  • Royal Air Force Station Gatow (GWW) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Royal Air Force Station Gatow (GWW) is Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL), which is located only 9 miles (14 kilometers) NE of GWW.
  • Late April 1945, towards the end of World War II in Europe, the airfield was occupied by the advancing Red Army.
  • Because of Royal Air Force Station Gatow's relatively low elevation of 161 feet, planes can take off or land at Royal Air Force Station Gatow 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.
  • RAF Gatow has the unique and unlikely distinction of being the base for the only known operational use of flying boats in central Europe, during the Berlin Blockade, on the nearby Großer Wannsee in the Havel river.
  • The history of RAF Gatow and of western forces in Berlin from 1945 to 1994 is told in the Alliiertenmuseum, or the Allied Museum.
  • The furthest airport from Royal Air Force Station Gatow (GWW) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,694 miles (18,819 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The first landing by a Royal Air Force aircraft was by Avro Anson serial number PW698 on 2 July 1945 at 11.55 hours.
  • To commemorate Australian participation in the Airlift, the Royal Australian Air Force presented RAF Gatow with a retired Douglas Dakota in the 1980s, to use as a gate guardian.
  • RAF Gatow was also used as a civilian airport for a limited time.

Map of Nearest Airports from Royal Air Force Station Gatow:

List of Nearest Airports from Royal Air Force Station Gatow:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.62 miles (13.88 km) NEBerlin Tegel Airport (TXL)Tegel / Berlin, GermanyView Berlin Tegel Airport on a map Set TXL as destination Airport Get more information about Berlin Tegel Airport
211.09 miles (17.85 km) EBerlin Tempelhof Airport (THF)Berlin, GermanyView Berlin Tempelhof Airport on a map Set THF as destination Airport Get more information about Berlin Tempelhof Airport
317.42 miles (28.04 km) ESEBerlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)Berlin, GermanyView Berlin Schönefeld Airport on a map Set SXF as destination Airport Get more information about Berlin Schönefeld Airport
471.56 miles (115.16 km) SECottbus-Drewitz Airport (CBU)Cottbus, Brandenburg, GermanyView Cottbus-Drewitz Airport on a map Set CBU as destination Airport Get more information about Cottbus-Drewitz Airport
578.23 miles (125.90 km) NNeubrandenburg Airport (FNB)Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GermanyView Neubrandenburg Airport on a map Set FNB as destination Airport Get more information about Neubrandenburg Airport
682.12 miles (132.15 km) SSWLeipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ)Leipzig, GermanyView Leipzig/Halle Airport on a map Set LEJ as destination Airport Get more information about Leipzig/Halle Airport
784.49 miles (135.97 km) WSWMagdeburg–Cochstedt Airport (CSO)Magdeburg, GermanyView Magdeburg–Cochstedt Airport on a map Set CSO as destination Airport Get more information about Magdeburg–Cochstedt Airport
886.79 miles (139.68 km) NWSchwerin-Parchim Airport (SZW)Parchim, GermanyView Schwerin-Parchim Airport on a map Set SZW as destination Airport Get more information about Schwerin-Parchim Airport
996.42 miles (155.17 km) SSEDresden Airport (DRS)Dresden, GermanyView Dresden Airport on a map Set DRS as destination Airport Get more information about Dresden Airport
10105.72 miles (170.13 km) NNEHeringsdorf Airport (HDF)Heringsdorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GermanyView Heringsdorf Airport on a map Set HDF as destination Airport Get more information about Heringsdorf Airport
11105.92 miles (170.46 km) NNWRostock–Laage Airport (RLG)Rostock, GermanyView Rostock–Laage Airport on a map Set RLG as destination Airport Get more information about Rostock–Laage Airport
12106.10 miles (170.75 km) NESolidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport (SZZ)Goleniów (near Szczecin), PolandView Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport on a map Set SZZ as destination Airport Get more information about Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport
13106.66 miles (171.65 km) SSWLeipzig–Altenburg Airport (AOC)Altenburg, Thuringia, GermanyView Leipzig–Altenburg Airport on a map Set AOC as destination Airport Get more information about Leipzig–Altenburg Airport
14114.76 miles (184.69 km) EZielona Góra-Babimost Airport (IEG)Zielona Góra, PolandView Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport on a map Set IEG as destination Airport Get more information about Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport
15129.88 miles (209.02 km) NStralsund Barth Airport (BBH)Barth, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GermanyView Stralsund Barth Airport on a map Set BBH as destination Airport Get more information about Stralsund Barth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Royal Air Force Station Gatow:

List of Furthest Airports from Royal Air Force Station Gatow:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,693.78 miles (18,819.27 km) SEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,312.95 miles (18,206.39 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
311,311.87 miles (18,204.64 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
411,305.68 miles (18,194.68 km) ESEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
511,296.12 miles (18,179.29 km) ESEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
611,295.61 miles (18,178.48 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
711,294.13 miles (18,176.09 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
811,290.27 miles (18,169.88 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)
911,284.25 miles (18,160.20 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
1011,268.64 miles (18,135.07 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
1111,261.16 miles (18,123.03 km) ESEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1211,260.31 miles (18,121.67 km) ERyan'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
1311,258.63 miles (18,118.96 km) SEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
1411,252.71 miles (18,109.43 km) EInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1511,252.59 miles (18,109.24 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome