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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):

  • Royal Air Force Station Gatow (GWW) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Also on the site of the former RAF station, but not part of General-Steinhoff Kaserne, is a school, the Hans-Carossa-Gymnasium, and houses for government employees of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 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.
  • During the Berlin Airlift, the Station was modernised with a 2,000 yards long concrete runway, using 794 German workers, in March 1947.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The RAF Gatow Station Flight used two De Havilland Chipmunk T10s, one of which is now in the Alliiertenmuseum, to maintain and exercise the British legal right under the Potsdam Agreement to use the airspace over both West and East Berlin, as well as the air corridors to and from West Germany to the city.
  • The novel Air Bridge by Hammond Innes is partially set in RAF Gatow at the time of the Berlin Airlift, and is notable for its accurate descriptions of the Station, including corridors and rooms within it.

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 View satellite image of Berlin Tegel Airport 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 View satellite image of Berlin Tempelhof Airport 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 View satellite image of Berlin Schönefeld Airport 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 View satellite image of Cottbus-Drewitz Airport 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 View satellite image of Neubrandenburg Airport 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 View satellite image of Leipzig/Halle Airport 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 View satellite image of Magdeburg–Cochstedt Airport 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 View satellite image of Schwerin-Parchim Airport 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 View satellite image of Dresden Airport 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 View satellite image of Heringsdorf Airport 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 View satellite image of Rostock–Laage Airport 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 View satellite image of Solidarity Szczecin–Goleniów Airport 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 View satellite image of Leipzig–Altenburg Airport 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 View satellite image of Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport 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 View satellite image of Stralsund Barth Airport 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 View satellite image of Chatham Islands 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Oamaru Airport 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 View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport 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 View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) 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 View satellite image of Wellington International Airport 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 View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport 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 View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome