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QTJ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: QTJ / LFOR
Airport Names:
  1. Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome
  2. Aérodrome de Chartres - Champhol
  3. Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-40
Location: Chartres, France
GPS Coordinates: 48°27'32"N by 1°31'26"E
Area Served: Chartres / Champhol, France
Operator/Owner: Chartres Métropole
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 509 feet (155 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome (QTJ):

  • This Base was very active, mainly with flying Squadrons specialised in tactical transport, such as the 61e Escadre de Transport.
  • The French Air Force closed the military air base in 1997.
  • In 1923, the "22e Régiment Aérien de bombardement de nuit" landed in Chartres in 1936.
  • In addition to being known as "Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome", other names for QTJ include "Aérodrome de Chartres - Champhol" and "Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-40".
  • The furthest airport from Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome (QTJ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is nearly antipodal to Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome (meaning Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Chatham Islands), and is located 12,101 miles (19,475 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Just prior to the D-Day landings in Normandy, additional attacks were made on the airfield by B-26 Marauder medium bombers of the IX Bomber Command 322d Bombardment Group during May 1944.
  • Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome (QTJ) has 2 runways.
  • It was liberated by Allied ground forces about 21 August 1944 during the Northern France Campaign.
  • Because of Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 509 feet, planes can take off or land at Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome 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.
  • From March 1915 to the end of World War I, an important military training center for pilots was setted up .
  • The closest airport to Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome (QTJ) is Toussus-le-Noble Airport (TNF), which is located 33 miles (54 kilometers) NE of QTJ.
  • It was reinforced by the Armée de l'Air as a military airfield after the Invasion of Poland in September 1939.

Map of Nearest Airports from Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports from Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
133.41 miles (53.76 km) NEToussus-le-Noble Airport (TNF)Toussus-le-Noble, FranceView Toussus-le-Noble Airport on a map Set TNF as destination Airport Get more information about Toussus-le-Noble Airport
234.34 miles (55.27 km) SSEOrléans - Bricy Air Base (ORE)Orléans, FranceView Orléans - Bricy Air Base on a map Set ORE as destination Airport Get more information about Orléans - Bricy Air Base
341.73 miles (67.16 km) NNWBase Aérienne 105 Évreux (BA 105)Évreux-Fauville Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-28 (EVX)Évreux / Fauville, FranceView Base Aérienne 105 Évreux (BA 105)Évreux-Fauville Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-28 on a map Set EVX as destination Airport Get more information about Base Aérienne 105 Évreux (BA 105)Évreux-Fauville Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-28
443.16 miles (69.45 km) ENEParis Orly Airport (ORY)Paris-Orly, Paris, FranceView Paris Orly Airport on a map Set ORY as destination Airport Get more information about Paris Orly Airport
554.72 miles (88.06 km) NEParis–Le Bourget Airport (LBG)Le Bourget (near Paris), FranceView Paris–Le Bourget Airport on a map Set LBG as destination Airport Get more information about Paris–Le Bourget Airport
660.21 miles (96.90 km) NEParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)Paris, FranceView Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on a map Set CDG as destination Airport Get more information about Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
766.21 miles (106.56 km) NNWRouen Airport (URO)Rouen, FranceView Rouen Airport on a map Set URO as destination Airport Get more information about Rouen Airport
873.79 miles (118.76 km) NNEBeauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA)Beauvais, FranceView Beauvais–Tillé Airport on a map Set BVA as destination Airport Get more information about Beauvais–Tillé Airport
980.05 miles (128.83 km) SSWTours Val de Loire Airport (TUF)Tours, FranceView Tours Val de Loire Airport on a map Set TUF as destination Airport Get more information about Tours Val de Loire Airport
1088.26 miles (142.04 km) NWDeauville - Saint-Gatien Airport (DOL)Deauville, FranceView Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport on a map Set DOL as destination Airport Get more information about Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport
1193.39 miles (150.30 km) ENEChâteau-Thierry - Belleau Aerodrome (XCY)Château-Thierry, FranceView Château-Thierry - Belleau Aerodrome on a map Set XCY as destination Airport Get more information about Château-Thierry - Belleau Aerodrome
1298.76 miles (158.93 km) NWLe Havre - Octeville Airport (LEH)Le Havre, FranceView Le Havre - Octeville Airport on a map Set LEH as destination Airport Get more information about Le Havre - Octeville Airport
13100.30 miles (161.41 km) ESEAuxerre - Branches Aerodrome (AUF)Auxerre, FranceView Auxerre - Branches Aerodrome on a map Set AUF as destination Airport Get more information about Auxerre - Branches Aerodrome
14102.47 miles (164.91 km) WNWCaen la Mer Airport (CFR)Caen, FranceView Caen la Mer Airport on a map Set CFR as destination Airport Get more information about Caen la Mer Airport
15104.28 miles (167.83 km) SSEBourges Airport (BOU)Bourges, FranceView Bourges Airport on a map Set BOU as destination Airport Get more information about Bourges Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Chartres - Champhol Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,101.39 miles (19,475.26 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
211,887.14 miles (19,130.45 km) ESEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
311,885.78 miles (19,128.25 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
411,877.67 miles (19,115.21 km) ESEDunedin 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
511,875.68 miles (19,112.00 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
611,870.58 miles (19,103.80 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
711,868.79 miles (19,100.92 km) ESERichard 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)
811,844.91 miles (19,062.48 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
911,844.76 miles (19,062.24 km) SSEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1011,829.30 miles (19,037.37 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1111,824.56 miles (19,029.73 km) SEKapiti 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
1211,821.06 miles (19,024.11 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1311,808.37 miles (19,003.68 km) ESEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,804.25 miles (18,997.05 km) EInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1511,804.04 miles (18,996.72 km) ERyan'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