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TCM Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: TCM / KTCM
Airport Names:
  1. McChord Field/McChord AFB
  2. Part of Air Mobility Command (AMC)
Location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
GPS Coordinates: 47°8'16"N by 122°28'35"W
Operator/Owner: U.S. Air Force
Airport Type: Military: Air Force Base
Elevation: 322 feet (98 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about McChord Field/McChord AFB (TCM):

  • Because of McChord Field/McChord AFB's relatively low elevation of 322 feet, planes can take off or land at McChord Field/McChord AFB 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.
  • Nearly all new heavy bomb groups organized after Pearl Harbor were organized and trained at Second Air Force Bases, by II Bomber Command operational training units then were deployed to combat commands around the world.
  • The furthest airport from McChord Field/McChord AFB (TCM) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,803 miles (17,386 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • During 1952 and 1953, the 62nd airlifted troops, blood plasma, aircraft parts, ammunition, medical supplies, and much more, to the Far East, in support of the war in Korea.
  • The closest airport to McChord Field/McChord AFB (TCM) is Gray Army Airfield (GRF), which is located only 6 miles (10 kilometers) SW of TCM.
  • In addition to being known as "McChord Field/McChord AFB", another name for TCM is "Part of Air Mobility Command (AMC)".
  • McChord Field/McChord AFB (TCM) has 2 runways.
  • In 1917, the citizens of Pierce County, Washington approved a bond measure for $2,000,000 to buy 70,000 acres of land to be donated to the Federal Government for use as a military reservation.

Map of Nearest Airports from McChord Field/McChord AFB:

List of Nearest Airports from McChord Field/McChord AFB:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
16.37 miles (10.24 km) SWGray Army Airfield (GRF)Tacoma, Washington, United StatesView Gray Army Airfield on a map Set GRF as destination Airport Get more information about Gray Army Airfield
210.19 miles (16.40 km) NNWTacoma Narrows Airport (TIW)Tacoma, Washington, United StatesView Tacoma Narrows Airport on a map Set TIW as destination Airport Get more information about Tacoma Narrows Airport
322.88 miles (36.81 km) NNESeattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)SeaTac (near Seattle and Tacoma), Washington, United StatesView Seattle–Tacoma International Airport on a map Set SEA as destination Airport Get more information about Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
423.19 miles (37.32 km) WSWOlympia Regional Airport (OLM)Olympia, Washington, United StatesView Olympia Regional Airport on a map Set OLM as destination Airport Get more information about Olympia Regional Airport
527.41 miles (44.12 km) NNERenton Municipal Airport (RNT)Renton, Washington, United StatesView Renton Municipal Airport on a map Set RNT as destination Airport Get more information about Renton Municipal Airport
627.85 miles (44.82 km) NNWBremerton National Airport (PWT)Bremerton, Washington, United StatesView Bremerton National Airport on a map Set PWT as destination Airport Get more information about Bremerton National Airport
728.30 miles (45.55 km) NNEKing County International Airport (BFI)Seattle, Washington, United StatesView King County International Airport on a map Set BFI as destination Airport Get more information about King County International Airport
832.20 miles (51.82 km) WNWSanderson Field (SHN)Shelton, Washington, United StatesView Sanderson Field on a map Set SHN as destination Airport Get more information about Sanderson Field
934.54 miles (55.59 km) NKenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (LKE)Seattle, Washington, United StatesView Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set LKE as destination Airport Get more information about Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
1043.82 miles (70.52 km) NNEKenmore Air (KEH)Kenmore, Washington, United StatesView Kenmore Air on a map Set KEH as destination Airport Get more information about Kenmore Air
1148.23 miles (77.63 km) SSWSouth Lewis County Airport (TDO)Toledo, Washington, United StatesView South Lewis County Airport on a map Set TDO as destination Airport Get more information about South Lewis County Airport
1253.86 miles (86.68 km) NPaine Field (PAE)Everett, Washington, United StatesView Paine Field on a map Set PAE as destination Airport Get more information about Paine Field
1361.13 miles (98.38 km) EEaston State Airport (ESW)Easton, Washington, United StatesView Easton State Airport on a map Set ESW as destination Airport Get more information about Easton State Airport
1465.18 miles (104.90 km) NNWJefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield (TWD)Port Townsend, Washington, United StatesView Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield on a map Set TWD as destination Airport Get more information about Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield
1569.70 miles (112.17 km) WBowerman Airport (HQM)Hoquiam, Washington, United StatesView Bowerman Airport on a map Set HQM as destination Airport Get more information about Bowerman Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from McChord Field/McChord AFB:

List of Furthest Airports from McChord Field/McChord AFB:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,803.37 miles (17,386.30 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
210,734.45 miles (17,275.37 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
310,649.22 miles (17,138.22 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
410,619.76 miles (17,090.81 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
510,610.21 miles (17,075.44 km) ESEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
610,605.82 miles (17,068.37 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
710,591.45 miles (17,045.24 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
810,587.54 miles (17,038.95 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
910,578.77 miles (17,024.83 km) ESEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1010,573.50 miles (17,016.35 km) ESEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
1110,572.85 miles (17,015.31 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
1210,572.07 miles (17,014.05 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
1310,568.44 miles (17,008.21 km) SSEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
1410,551.61 miles (16,981.12 km) ESEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1510,549.62 miles (16,977.93 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport