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RCS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RCS / EGTO
Airport Name: Rochester Airport
Location: Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°21'6"N by 0°30'10"E
Operator/Owner: Rochester Airport Ltd.
Airport Type: Private
Elevation: 426 feet (130 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Rochester Airport (RCS):

  • Rochester Airport (RCS) has 3 runways.
  • Short Brothers continued to build seaplanes on the Esplanade at Rochester supplying the growing market for flying boats.
  • On 13 January 2009 a fresh lease, with conditions, was granted to Rochester Airport Operating company.
  • Because of Rochester Airport's relatively low elevation of 426 feet, planes can take off or land at Rochester Airport 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.
  • Passenger flights to and from the continent expanded in the 1950s and 60's using Douglas DC-3s and de Havilland Doves operated by Channel Airways but with stringent requirement of the Civil Aviation Authority, operators had to re-locate from Rochester.
  • The furthest airport from Rochester Airport (RCS) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,897 miles (19,146 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In 1999 a group of aviators and local businessmen at Rochester formed a company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the long tradition of aviation at Rochester Airport, its service to the local community and for its longer term preservation.
  • Rochester City Council compulsory purchased the land at Rochester Airfield in September 1933 from the landowner as the site for a municipal airport.
  • The closest airport to Rochester Airport (RCS) is London Southend Airport (SEN), which is located only 17 miles (28 kilometers) NNE of RCS.
  • Local ward councillors are very enthusiastic about the proposals and once they are implemented should see the Airport being available for use for a greater part of the year due to an all weather surface being planned for the 02/20 runway.
  • In 1934-5 Short Brothers took over the Rochester Airport site when they moved some of their personnel from the existing seaplane works.

Map of Nearest Airports from Rochester Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Rochester Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
117.17 miles (27.64 km) NNELondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map View satellite image of London Southend Airport Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
220.35 miles (32.75 km) WLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map View satellite image of London Biggin Hill Airport Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
322.00 miles (35.40 km) WNWLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map View satellite image of London City Airport Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
428.99 miles (46.66 km) SELympne Airport (LYM)Lympne, Kent, England, United KingdomView Lympne Airport on a map View satellite image of Lympne Airport Set LYM as destination Airport Get more information about Lympne Airport
529.32 miles (47.19 km) WSWRedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Redhill Aerodrome Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
633.12 miles (53.30 km) WSWGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map View satellite image of Gatwick Airport Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
733.25 miles (53.51 km) SELydd International Airport (LYX)Lydd, England, United KingdomView Lydd International Airport on a map View satellite image of Lydd International Airport Set LYX as destination Airport Get more information about Lydd International Airport
836.40 miles (58.58 km) EManston Airport (MSE)Manston, Kent, England, United KingdomView Manston Airport on a map View satellite image of Manston Airport Set MSE as destination Airport Get more information about Manston Airport
938.58 miles (62.09 km) NNWLondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1042.02 miles (67.63 km) WNWRAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map View satellite image of RAF Northolt Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
1142.44 miles (68.31 km) WNWLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map View satellite image of London Heathrow Airport Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport
1242.97 miles (69.16 km) NMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map View satellite image of MDPGA Wethersfield Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
1343.19 miles (69.51 km) NWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1449.78 miles (80.11 km) SWShoreham Airport (ESH)Lancing, West Sussex, United KingdomView Shoreham Airport on a map View satellite image of Shoreham Airport Set ESH as destination Airport Get more information about Shoreham Airport
1551.98 miles (83.65 km) NWLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rochester Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rochester Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,896.91 miles (19,146.17 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
211,836.27 miles (19,048.59 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
311,818.89 miles (19,020.62 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
411,798.42 miles (18,987.66 km) ESERyan'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
511,787.87 miles (18,970.69 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)
611,787.44 miles (18,970.00 km) ESEInvercargill 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
711,782.60 miles (18,962.21 km) SEAshburton 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
811,778.89 miles (18,956.24 km) SEChristchurch 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
911,773.33 miles (18,947.28 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
1011,745.16 miles (18,901.95 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
1111,741.82 miles (18,896.59 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
1211,739.96 miles (18,893.58 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
1311,732.44 miles (18,881.48 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
1411,725.19 miles (18,869.81 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
1511,705.11 miles (18,837.50 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome