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RCA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RCA / KRCA
Airport Names:
  1. Ellsworth Air Force Base
  2. Ellsworth AFB
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
GPS Coordinates: 44°8'47"N by 103°4'28"W
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Facts about Ellsworth Air Force Base (RCA):

  • The closest airport to Ellsworth Air Force Base (RCA) is Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), which is located only 7 miles (11 kilometers) S of RCA.
  • To provide air defense of the base, the United States Army established the Ellsworth AFB Defense Area in 1957 and constructed Nike-Ajax Surface-to-air missile sites for air defense.
  • The furthest airport from Ellsworth Air Force Base (RCA) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 10,579 miles (17,026 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • Air Defense Command deactivated the Ellsworth radar site on 15 August 1962 and the 740th was discontinued.
  • In March 1944, heavy bomber operational training ended and the 225th Army Air Force Base Unit began training of replacement personnel for deployed heavy bombardment units in the overseas combat theaters.
  • In 1986, the base and the 28 BMW made extensive preparations to phase out the aging B-52 fleet and become the second home for the advanced B-1B Lancer.
  • Shortly after additional runway improvements, in July 1949, the 28 BMW began conversion from B-29s to the huge B-36 Peacemaker.
  • Air Defense Command activated the 740th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Rapid City AFB on 1 February 1953 under the ADC 31st Air Division.
  • In addition to being known as "Ellsworth Air Force Base", another name for RCA is "Ellsworth AFB".
  • When operations resumed in 1947 the base was a new United States Air Force asset.

Map of Nearest Airports from Ellsworth Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Ellsworth Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.04 miles (11.33 km) SRapid City Regional Airport (RAP)Rapid City, South Dakota, United StatesView Rapid City Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Rapid City Regional Airport Set RAP as destination Airport Get more information about Rapid City Regional Airport
241.93 miles (67.49 km) WNWBlack Hills Airport (SPF)Spearfish, South Dakota, United StatesView Black Hills Airport on a map View satellite image of Black Hills Airport Set SPF as destination Airport Get more information about Black Hills Airport
382.62 miles (132.96 km) SSEPine Ridge Airport (XPR)Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United StatesView Pine Ridge Airport on a map View satellite image of Pine Ridge Airport Set XPR as destination Airport Get more information about Pine Ridge Airport
490.44 miles (145.55 km) SChadron Municipal Airport (CDR)Chadron, Nebraska, United StatesView Chadron Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Chadron Municipal Airport Set CDR as destination Airport Get more information about Chadron Municipal Airport
5122.78 miles (197.60 km) WGillette–Campbell County Airport (GCC)Gillette, Wyoming, United StatesView Gillette–Campbell County Airport on a map View satellite image of Gillette–Campbell County Airport Set GCC as destination Airport Get more information about Gillette–Campbell County Airport
6138.94 miles (223.59 km) EPierre Regional Airport (PIR)Pierre, South Dakota, United StatesView Pierre Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierre Regional Airport Set PIR as destination Airport Get more information about Pierre Regional Airport
7142.03 miles (228.58 km) NBowman Municipal Airport (BWM)Bowman, North Dakota, United StatesView Bowman Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Bowman Municipal Airport Set BWM as destination Airport Get more information about Bowman Municipal Airport
8145.26 miles (233.77 km) SAlliance Municipal Airport (AIA)Alliance, Nebraska, United StatesView Alliance Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Alliance Municipal Airport Set AIA as destination Airport Get more information about Alliance Municipal Airport
9148.71 miles (239.33 km) SWConverse County Airport (DGW)Douglas, Wyoming, United StatesView Converse County Airport on a map View satellite image of Converse County Airport Set DGW as destination Airport Get more information about Converse County Airport
10153.78 miles (247.49 km) SSWTorrington Municipal Airport (TOR)Torrington, Wyoming, United StatesView Torrington Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Torrington Municipal Airport Set TOR as destination Airport Get more information about Torrington Municipal Airport
11154.79 miles (249.12 km) SEMiller Field (VTN)Valentine, Nebraska, United StatesView Miller Field on a map View satellite image of Miller Field Set VTN as destination Airport Get more information about Miller Field
12159.20 miles (256.21 km) SWestern Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF)Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United StatesView Western Nebraska Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Western Nebraska Regional Airport Set BFF as destination Airport Get more information about Western Nebraska Regional Airport
13162.60 miles (261.68 km) NEMobridge Municipal Airport (MBG)Mobridge, South Dakota, United StatesView Mobridge Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Mobridge Municipal Airport Set MBG as destination Airport Get more information about Mobridge Municipal Airport
14183.63 miles (295.52 km) NDickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (DIK)Dickinson, North Dakota, United StatesView Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Set DIK as destination Airport Get more information about Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport
15188.89 miles (303.99 km) SEAinsworth Regional Airport (ANW)Ainsworth, Nebraska, United StatesView Ainsworth Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ainsworth Regional Airport Set ANW as destination Airport Get more information about Ainsworth Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Ellsworth Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Ellsworth Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,579.32 miles (17,025.72 km) SSESir 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
210,460.72 miles (16,834.85 km) SESir 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
310,437.71 miles (16,797.83 km) SEPierrefonds 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
410,415.77 miles (16,762.51 km) SERoland 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
510,301.11 miles (16,577.99 km) ESETôlanaro 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
610,292.17 miles (16,563.61 km) WMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
710,268.77 miles (16,525.95 km) WBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
810,252.53 miles (16,499.80 km) WManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
910,244.09 miles (16,486.22 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1010,200.19 miles (16,415.58 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1110,193.03 miles (16,404.05 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
1210,186.88 miles (16,394.16 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1310,186.40 miles (16,393.38 km) ESEAmpanihy 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
1410,176.73 miles (16,377.83 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1510,162.30 miles (16,354.60 km) SEMananjary 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