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MER Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MER / KMER
Airport Name: Castle Airport
Location: Atwater, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 37°22'50"N by 120°34'5"W
Operator/Owner: Merced County Department of Commerce, Aviation, and Economic Development
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 191 feet (58 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Castle Airport (MER):

  • The closest airport to Castle Airport (MER) is Merced Regional Airport (MCE), which is located only 7 miles (12 kilometers) SSE of MER.
  • Because of Castle Airport's relatively low elevation of 191 feet, planes can take off or land at Castle Airport 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.
  • In 2004, recommendations were made to relocate the 129th Rescue Wing of the California Air National Guard and its associated HC-130, MC-130 and HH-60 aircraft from Moffett Federal Airfield to the former Castle Air Force Base, now Castle Airport.
  • Castle Airport covers an area of 1,360 acres which contains one runway with an 11,802 x 150 ft asphalt and concrete pavement.
  • Castle Airport (MER) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Castle Airport (MER) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 11,312 miles (18,204 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.

Map of Nearest Airports from Castle Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Castle Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.26 miles (11.68 km) SSEMerced Regional Airport (MCE)Merced, California, United StatesView Merced Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Merced Regional Airport Set MCE as destination Airport Get more information about Merced Regional Airport
227.12 miles (43.65 km) NWModesto City-County Airport (MOD)Modesto, California, United StatesView Modesto City-County Airport on a map View satellite image of Modesto City-County Airport Set MOD as destination Airport Get more information about Modesto City-County Airport
327.51 miles (44.27 km) SWLos Banos Municipal Airport (LSN)Los Banos, California, United StatesView Los Banos Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Los Banos Municipal Airport Set LSN as destination Airport Get more information about Los Banos Municipal Airport
429.78 miles (47.92 km) WNASA Crows Landing Airport (NRC)Crows Landing, California, United StatesView NASA Crows Landing Airport on a map View satellite image of NASA Crows Landing Airport Set NRC as destination Airport Get more information about NASA Crows Landing Airport
536.91 miles (59.40 km) SEMadera Municipal Airport (MAE)Madera, California, United StatesView Madera Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Madera Municipal Airport Set MAE as destination Airport Get more information about Madera Municipal Airport
645.69 miles (73.53 km) NColumbia Airport (COA)Columbia, California, United StatesView Columbia Airport on a map View satellite image of Columbia Airport Set COA as destination Airport Get more information about Columbia Airport
751.03 miles (82.13 km) NWStockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)Stockton, California, United StatesView Stockton Metropolitan Airport on a map View satellite image of Stockton Metropolitan Airport Set SCK as destination Airport Get more information about Stockton Metropolitan Airport
857.32 miles (92.24 km) SWHollister Municipal Airport (HLI)Hollister, California, United StatesView Hollister Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Hollister Municipal Airport Set HLI as destination Airport Get more information about Hollister Municipal Airport
960.88 miles (97.98 km) SEFresno Chandler Executive AirportChandler Municipal Airport (Old) (FCH)Fresno, California, United StatesView Fresno Chandler Executive AirportChandler Municipal Airport (Old) on a map View satellite image of Fresno Chandler Executive AirportChandler Municipal Airport (Old) Set FCH as destination Airport Get more information about Fresno Chandler Executive AirportChandler Municipal Airport (Old)
1062.71 miles (100.91 km) SEFresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)Fresno, California, United StatesView Fresno Yosemite International Airport on a map View satellite image of Fresno Yosemite International Airport Set FAT as destination Airport Get more information about Fresno Yosemite International Airport
1168.82 miles (110.76 km) WReid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV)San Jose, California, United StatesView Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County on a map View satellite image of Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County Set RHV as destination Airport Get more information about Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County
1271.93 miles (115.77 km) WNWLivermore Municipal Airport (LVK)Livermore, California, United StatesView Livermore Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Livermore Municipal Airport Set LVK as destination Airport Get more information about Livermore Municipal Airport
1373.96 miles (119.02 km) WSWWatsonville Municipal Airport (WVI)Watsonville, California, United StatesView Watsonville Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Watsonville Municipal Airport Set WVI as destination Airport Get more information about Watsonville Municipal Airport
1474.75 miles (120.29 km) WNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)San Jose, California, United StatesView Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport on a map View satellite image of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Set SJC as destination Airport Get more information about Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
1575.76 miles (121.93 km) SWSalinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base (SNS)Salinas, California, United StatesView Salinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base on a map View satellite image of Salinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base Set SNS as destination Airport Get more information about Salinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Castle Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Castle Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,311.72 miles (18,204.41 km) SETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
211,301.64 miles (18,188.18 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
311,273.49 miles (18,142.87 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
411,260.93 miles (18,122.66 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
511,205.02 miles (18,032.69 km) SEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map View satellite image of Ampanihy Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
611,196.39 miles (18,018.79 km) SSWSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
711,137.28 miles (17,923.67 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map View satellite image of Mananjary Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
811,111.96 miles (17,882.92 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Fianarantsoa Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,011.03 miles (17,720.49 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map View satellite image of Manja Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1011,008.37 miles (17,716.22 km) SEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Andavadoaka Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1110,993.21 miles (17,691.82 km) SEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map View satellite image of Morombe Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1210,972.89 miles (17,659.11 km) SSEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map View satellite image of Toamasino Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1310,963.56 miles (17,644.10 km) SSEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivato International Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1410,945.21 miles (17,614.56 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map View satellite image of Miandrivazo Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1510,920.84 miles (17,575.35 km) SEBelo sur Tsiribihina Airport (BMD)Belo sur Tsiribihina, MadagascarView Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport on a map View satellite image of Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport Set BMD as destination Airport Get more information about Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport