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LKZ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LKZ / EGUL
Airport Name: RAF Lakenheath
Location: Lakenheath, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 52°24'29"N by 0°33'24"E
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Facts about RAF Lakenheath (LKZ):

  • In 1941, hard runways were put down with the main runway, 04/22, being 2,000 yards, and the subsidiaries, 12/30 at 1,300 yards and 16/34 at 1,400 yards.
  • The increasing tension of the Cold War lead to a re-evaluation of these deployments, and by 1953 SAC bombers began to move its heavy bomb groups further west, behind RAF fighter forces, to RAF Brize Norton, RAF Greenham Common, RAF Upper Heyford and RAF Fairford, while its shorter-range B-47 were sent to East Anglia.
  • The closest airport to RAF Lakenheath (LKZ) is RAF Mildenhall (MHZ), which is located only 4 miles (7 kilometers) SW of LKZ.
  • On 27 November 1948, operational control of RAF Lakenheath was transferred from the Royal Air Force to USAFE.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Lakenheath (LKZ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,827 miles (19,034 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In early 1943, three T-2 hangars were erected on the north side of the airfield for glider storage, 40 Horsa Gliders being dispersed at Lakenheath during that year.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.38 miles (7.05 km) SWRAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map View satellite image of RAF Mildenhall Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
210.20 miles (16.41 km) ESERAF Honington USAAF Station 375 (BEQ)Bury St. Edmunds, England, United KingdomView RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 on a map View satellite image of RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 Set BEQ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Honington USAAF Station 375
316.58 miles (26.69 km) NRAF Marham (KNF)Marham, Norfolk, East Anglia, United KingdomView RAF Marham on a map View satellite image of RAF Marham Set KNF as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Marham
421.39 miles (34.42 km) SWCambridge International Airport (CBG)Cambridge, England, United KingdomView Cambridge International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cambridge International Airport Set CBG as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge International Airport
528.36 miles (45.63 km) SWDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Duxford Aerodrome Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
630.09 miles (48.43 km) SMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map View satellite image of MDPGA Wethersfield Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
733.02 miles (53.13 km) WRAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH)Alconbury, England, United KingdomView RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 on a map View satellite image of RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 Set AYH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
835.67 miles (57.41 km) ENENorwich International Airport (NWI)Norwich, England, United KingdomView Norwich International Airport on a map View satellite image of Norwich International Airport Set NWI as destination Airport Get more information about Norwich International Airport
937.55 miles (60.42 km) SEIpswich Airport (IPW)Ipswich, EnglandView Ipswich Airport on a map View satellite image of Ipswich Airport Set IPW as destination Airport Get more information about Ipswich Airport
1038.65 miles (62.19 km) SSWLondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1140.39 miles (65.01 km) ENEColtishall (IATA off-point) (CLF)Coltishall, United KingdomView Coltishall (IATA off-point) on a map View satellite image of Coltishall (IATA off-point) Set CLF as destination Airport Get more information about Coltishall (IATA off-point)
1253.83 miles (86.63 km) SWLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1355.37 miles (89.11 km) WNWRAF Cottesmore (OKH)Oakham, England, United KingdomView RAF Cottesmore on a map View satellite image of RAF Cottesmore Set OKH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Cottesmore
1456.09 miles (90.27 km) SWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1556.14 miles (90.35 km) NNWRAF Coningsby (QCY)Coningsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Coningsby on a map View satellite image of RAF Coningsby Set QCY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Coningsby

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,827.09 miles (19,033.81 km) SSWChatham 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
211,790.32 miles (18,974.63 km) SEDunedin 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
311,766.44 miles (18,936.20 km) SEOamaru 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
411,763.52 miles (18,931.50 km) ESERyan'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
511,749.39 miles (18,908.77 km) ESEInvercargill 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
611,732.88 miles (18,882.19 km) SERichard 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)
711,726.83 miles (18,872.46 km) SEAlexandra 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
811,724.93 miles (18,869.40 km) SEAshburton 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
911,718.31 miles (18,858.75 km) SEChristchurch 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
1011,697.18 miles (18,824.74 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,696.39 miles (18,823.46 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,679.36 miles (18,796.06 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,675.07 miles (18,789.16 km) SSEKaikoura 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
1411,671.69 miles (18,783.72 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,651.69 miles (18,751.53 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport