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LYE Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LYE / EGDL
Airport Name: RAF Lyneham
Location: Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°30'19"N by 1°59'35"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 512 feet (156 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about RAF Lyneham (LYE):

  • On 14 October 1942, 511 squadron was formed from No.
  • RAF Lyneham was the Royal Air Force's principal Transport hub, operating the modern Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules, and the aging, but very adaptable, Lockheed C-130K Hercules.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Lyneham (LYE) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,913 miles (19,172 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to RAF Lyneham (LYE) is RAF Fairford (FFD), which is located only 15 miles (24 kilometers) NE of LYE.
  • Because of RAF Lyneham's relatively low elevation of 512 feet, planes can take off or land at RAF Lyneham 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 Lyneham (LYE) has 2 runways.
  • From 1958 Lyneham became one of the 18 Stations designated as dispersal airfields for the RAF's nuclear deterrent V bomber Force.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Lyneham:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Lyneham:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
115.02 miles (24.17 km) NERAF Fairford (FFD)Fairford, England, United KingdomView RAF Fairford on a map View satellite image of RAF Fairford Set FFD as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Fairford
224.39 miles (39.25 km) NERAF Brize Norton (BZZ)Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Brize Norton on a map View satellite image of RAF Brize Norton Set BZZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Brize Norton
325.83 miles (41.57 km) WBristol Filton Airport (FZO)Filton, Bristol, United KingdomView Bristol Filton Airport on a map View satellite image of Bristol Filton Airport Set FZO as destination Airport Get more information about Bristol Filton Airport
432.38 miles (52.12 km) WSWBristol Airport (BRS)Bristol, England, United KingdomView Bristol Airport on a map View satellite image of Bristol Airport Set BRS as destination Airport Get more information about Bristol Airport
536.84 miles (59.30 km) NEOxford Airport (OXF)Oxford, England, United KingdomView Oxford Airport on a map View satellite image of Oxford Airport Set OXF as destination Airport Get more information about Oxford Airport
639.31 miles (63.26 km) ENERAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map View satellite image of RAF Benson Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson
746.89 miles (75.46 km) ESELasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map View satellite image of Lasham Airfield Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
847.22 miles (75.99 km) SESouthampton Airport (SOU)Eastleigh (near Southampton), England, United KingdomView Southampton Airport on a map View satellite image of Southampton Airport Set SOU as destination Airport Get more information about Southampton Airport
949.03 miles (78.91 km) ESERAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map View satellite image of RAF Odiham Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
1050.54 miles (81.33 km) SBournemouth Airport (BOH)Bournemouth, England, United KingdomView Bournemouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Bournemouth Airport Set BOH as destination Airport Get more information about Bournemouth Airport
1150.94 miles (81.98 km) ESEBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map View satellite image of Blackbushe Airport Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport
1252.57 miles (84.60 km) ENERAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map View satellite image of RAF High Wycombe Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
1354.78 miles (88.15 km) ESEFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map View satellite image of Farnborough Airport Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
1458.61 miles (94.32 km) WCardiff Airport (CWL)Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomView Cardiff Airport on a map View satellite image of Cardiff Airport Set CWL as destination Airport Get more information about Cardiff Airport
1562.49 miles (100.57 km) WMoD St Athan (DGX)St Athan, Wales, United KingdomView MoD St Athan on a map View satellite image of MoD St Athan Set DGX as destination Airport Get more information about MoD St Athan

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Lyneham:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Lyneham:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,912.78 miles (19,171.71 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
211,888.73 miles (19,133.00 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
311,884.66 miles (19,126.46 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
411,874.35 miles (19,109.87 km) SEInvercargill 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
511,849.20 miles (19,069.40 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
611,848.89 miles (19,068.89 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)
711,846.39 miles (19,064.86 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
811,837.93 miles (19,051.25 km) SSEAshburton 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
911,827.26 miles (19,034.09 km) SSEChristchurch 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
1011,819.32 miles (19,021.31 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
1111,818.84 miles (19,020.52 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
1211,797.43 miles (18,986.07 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
1311,789.42 miles (18,973.18 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
1411,776.24 miles (18,951.98 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
1511,775.08 miles (18,950.11 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