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OKH Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: OKH / EGXJ
Airport Name: RAF Cottesmore
Location: Oakham, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 52°43'45"N by 0°39'5"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 463 feet (141 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about RAF Cottesmore (OKH):

  • The closest airport to RAF Cottesmore (OKH) is East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located 29 miles (47 kilometers) WNW of OKH.
  • Cottesmore was officially handed back to the RAF on 1 July 1945.
  • RAF Cottesmore (OKH) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Kendrew Barracks was officially opened in October 2012 by the Duke of Gloucester.
  • Because of RAF Cottesmore's relatively low elevation of 463 feet, planes can take off or land at RAF Cottesmore 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 furthest airport from RAF Cottesmore (OKH) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,813 miles (19,011 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • On 8 September 1943 the United States Army Air Forces took the facilities over, under the designation USAAF Station 489, flying troop transport aircraft.
  • Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore or more simply RAF Cottesmore is a former Royal Air Force station in Rutland, England, situated between Cottesmore and Market Overton.
  • However, with the outbreak of war, the aircraft and crews were sent to locations in the north and west, as enemy air attacks were expected over the southern half of England.
  • In early December 2009, it was announced the station would close due to funding cut-backs, in part to help pay for additional helicopters for British operations in Afghanistan.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Cottesmore:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Cottesmore:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
129.13 miles (46.88 km) WNWEast Midlands Airport (EMA)Castle Donington, Leicestershire, United KingdomView East Midlands Airport on a map View satellite image of East Midlands Airport Set EMA as destination Airport Get more information about East Midlands Airport
229.84 miles (48.03 km) SSWSywell Aerodrome (ORM)Northampton / Peterborough, United KingdomView Sywell Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Sywell Aerodrome Set ORM as destination Airport Get more information about Sywell Aerodrome
331.05 miles (49.97 km) SERAF 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
432.25 miles (51.90 km) NERAF 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
542.65 miles (68.64 km) SWCoventry Airport (CVT)Coventry, West Midlands, England, United KingdomView Coventry Airport on a map View satellite image of Coventry Airport Set CVT as destination Airport Get more information about Coventry Airport
647.86 miles (77.02 km) SMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map View satellite image of Milton Keynes Airport Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport
749.81 miles (80.17 km) WSWBirmingham Airport (BHX)Birmingham, England, United KingdomView Birmingham Airport on a map View satellite image of Birmingham Airport Set BHX as destination Airport Get more information about Birmingham Airport
850.23 miles (80.84 km) SECambridge 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
950.65 miles (81.51 km) ERAF 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
1052.79 miles (84.96 km) NNERAF Binbrook (GSY)Grimsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Binbrook on a map View satellite image of RAF Binbrook Set GSY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Binbrook
1153.57 miles (86.21 km) NNWRobin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)Doncaster, England, United KingdomView Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on a map View satellite image of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield Set DSA as destination Airport Get more information about Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
1253.82 miles (86.62 km) ESERAF 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
1355.11 miles (88.69 km) SEDuxford 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
1455.19 miles (88.83 km) NNWSheffield City Heliport (SZD)Sheffield, England, United KingdomView Sheffield City Heliport on a map View satellite image of Sheffield City Heliport Set SZD as destination Airport Get more information about Sheffield City Heliport
1555.37 miles (89.11 km) ESERAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map View satellite image of RAF Lakenheath Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Cottesmore:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Cottesmore:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,812.79 miles (19,010.80 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
211,794.87 miles (18,981.96 km) SERyan'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
311,791.33 miles (18,976.26 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
411,782.96 miles (18,962.79 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
511,778.53 miles (18,955.65 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
611,749.23 miles (18,908.50 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
711,746.96 miles (18,904.85 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)
811,736.04 miles (18,887.28 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
911,725.89 miles (18,870.94 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
1011,719.87 miles (18,861.25 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
1111,718.41 miles (18,858.90 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
1211,695.74 miles (18,822.43 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
1311,687.67 miles (18,809.44 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
1411,676.72 miles (18,791.82 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
1511,676.16 miles (18,790.91 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