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QIE Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: QIE / LFMI
Airport Names:
  1. Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
  2. Base aérienne 125 Istres (BA 125)Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-17
Location: Istres, France
GPS Coordinates: 43°31'27"N by 4°56'30"E
Operator/Owner: Government of France
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 162 feet (49 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE):

  • In addition to being known as "Istres-Le Tubé Air Base", another name for QIE is "Base aérienne 125 Istres (BA 125)Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-17".
  • Because of Istres-Le Tubé Air Base's relatively low elevation of 162 feet, planes can take off or land at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base 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.
  • On 31 March 1992, a Boeing 707 of Kabo Air, a Nigerian company, made an emergency landing at Istres after engines 3 and 4 had separated from the wing in turbulence at 35,000 feet.
  • The closest airport to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which is located only 15 miles (24 kilometers) ESE of QIE.
  • Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) currently has only 1 runway.
  • With the end of the war, the Americans used Istres as a staging point between Occupied Germany and Morocco for air transport of personnel back to the United States.
  • The furthest airport from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is nearly antipodal to Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (meaning Istres-Le Tubé Air Base is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Chatham Islands), and is located 12,364 miles (19,898 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Map of Nearest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.99 miles (24.12 km) ESEMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)Marseille, FranceView Marseille Provence Airport on a map Set MRS as destination Airport Get more information about Marseille Provence Airport
221.36 miles (34.38 km) EAix-en-Provence Aerodrome (QXB)Aix-en-Provence / Les Milles, FranceView Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome on a map Set QXB as destination Airport Get more information about Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome
326.48 miles (42.62 km) NAvignon - Caumont Airport (AVN)Avignon, FranceView Avignon - Caumont Airport on a map Set AVN as destination Airport Get more information about Avignon - Caumont Airport
430.81 miles (49.58 km) WNWNîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI)Nîmes-Arles-Camargue, FranceView Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport on a map Set FNI as destination Airport Get more information about Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport
542.69 miles (68.70 km) NOrange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) (XOG)Orange, FranceView Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) on a map Set XOG as destination Airport Get more information about Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
649.14 miles (79.08 km) WMontpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)Montpellier, FranceView Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport on a map Set MPL as destination Airport Get more information about Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
767.36 miles (108.41 km) ESEToulon–Hyères Airport (TLN)Toulon, FranceView Toulon–Hyères Airport on a map Set TLN as destination Airport Get more information about Toulon–Hyères Airport
880.45 miles (129.48 km) ESELa Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport (LTT)La Môle / Saint-Tropez, FranceView La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport on a map Set LTT as destination Airport Get more information about La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport
980.91 miles (130.21 km) WBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
1096.13 miles (154.70 km) NValence - Chabeuil Airport (VAF)Valence, FranceView Valence - Chabeuil Airport on a map Set VAF as destination Airport Get more information about Valence - Chabeuil Airport
11100.81 miles (162.24 km) ECannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ)Cannes, FranceView Cannes - Mandelieu Airport on a map Set CEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Cannes - Mandelieu Airport
12102.14 miles (164.37 km) NEBarcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport (BAE)Barcelonnette / Saint-Pons, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, FranceView Barcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport on a map Set BAE as destination Airport Get more information about Barcelonnette - Saint-Pons Airport
13114.17 miles (183.74 km) ENice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)Nice, FranceView Nice Côte d'Azur Airport on a map Set NCE as destination Airport Get more information about Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
14117.63 miles (189.31 km) WSWPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
15121.91 miles (196.20 km) NNEAlpe d'Huez Airport (AHZ)Alpe d'Huez, FranceView Alpe d'Huez Airport on a map Set AHZ as destination Airport Get more information about Alpe d'Huez Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Istres-Le Tubé Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,364.15 miles (19,898.13 km) ESEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,942.89 miles (19,220.16 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
311,934.22 miles (19,206.22 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
411,929.54 miles (19,198.68 km) ESEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
511,909.19 miles (19,165.94 km) ESEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
611,898.40 miles (19,148.57 km) ESEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
711,896.71 miles (19,145.85 km) ESEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
811,870.08 miles (19,103.00 km) ESETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
911,869.92 miles (19,102.74 km) ESEWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
1011,865.80 miles (19,096.11 km) SEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
1111,859.01 miles (19,085.18 km) EKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1211,856.70 miles (19,081.47 km) EWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1311,851.38 miles (19,072.90 km) SERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
1411,825.96 miles (19,031.99 km) SETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
1511,820.02 miles (19,022.43 km) ENelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū