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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 316th Troop Carrier Group began to arrive at Cottesmore on 15 February 1944 when 52 C-47 and C-53 transports began flying in from Borizzo Afld., Sicily.
  • The 316th TCG was part of the 52d Troop Carrier Wing.
  • 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.
  • RAF Cottesmore (OKH) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The station became a satellite to RAF Wittering on 31 March 2011 with a civic parade and flypast to mark the disbandment of No 1 Sqn RAF, 800 NAS, 801 NAS and JFH.
  • The closest airport to RAF Cottesmore (OKH) is East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located 29 miles (47 kilometers) WNW of OKH.
  • 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.
  • RAF Cottesmore opened on 11 March 1938.
  • 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport