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WXF Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WXF / EGVT
Airport Names:
  1. MDPGA Wethersfield
  2. RAF Wethersfield
Location: Braintree, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°58'26"N by 0°30'21"E
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military airfield, private airfield
Elevation: 322 feet (98 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about MDPGA Wethersfield (WXF):

  • Soon after the Americans departed for France, Wethersfield was returned to RAF control, becoming the home for 196 and 299 Squadrons, 38 Group, RAF Bomber Command.
  • Because of MDPGA Wethersfield's relatively low elevation of 322 feet, planes can take off or land at MDPGA Wethersfield 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.
  • Formerly known as RAF Wethersfield, it opened in 1944.
  • The fighter squadrons of the 20th had been in constant rotation since the arrival of the wing at Wethersfield in 1952.
  • The furthest airport from MDPGA Wethersfield (WXF) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,856 miles (19,080 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "MDPGA Wethersfield", another name for WXF is "RAF Wethersfield".
  • The closure of US bases in France forced the opening of RAF Greenham Common under 20th TFW management to handle personnel overflow beginning in January 1967.
  • MDPGA Wethersfield (WXF) has 3 runways.
  • As the American involvement in the Vietnam War wound down, the role of RED HORSE units in peacetime came into question.
  • The closest airport to MDPGA Wethersfield (WXF) is London Stansted Airport (STN), which is located only 13 miles (21 kilometers) WSW of WXF.
  • The 819th, along with the 2166th Communications Squadron, were the main units at Wethersfeld until the USAF returned the base to the British in 1990 due to budget cutbacks.

Map of Nearest Airports from MDPGA Wethersfield:

List of Nearest Airports from MDPGA Wethersfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.08 miles (21.05 km) WSWLondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
217.84 miles (28.70 km) WNWDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
321.27 miles (34.23 km) NWCambridge International Airport (CBG)Cambridge, England, United KingdomView Cambridge International Airport on a map Set CBG as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge International Airport
427.04 miles (43.52 km) NRAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
527.87 miles (44.85 km) NNERAF Honington USAAF Station 375 (BEQ)Bury St. Edmunds, England, United KingdomView RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 on a map Set BEQ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Honington USAAF Station 375
629.02 miles (46.70 km) SSELondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
729.56 miles (47.57 km) EIpswich Airport (IPW)Ipswich, EnglandView Ipswich Airport on a map Set IPW as destination Airport Get more information about Ipswich Airport
830.09 miles (48.43 km) NRAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath
935.34 miles (56.88 km) WSWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1037.69 miles (60.65 km) SSWLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
1137.88 miles (60.96 km) WLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1240.96 miles (65.92 km) NWRAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH)Alconbury, England, United KingdomView RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 on a map Set AYH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
1342.97 miles (69.16 km) SRochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
1446.64 miles (75.05 km) NRAF Marham (KNF)Marham, Norfolk, East Anglia, United KingdomView RAF Marham on a map Set KNF as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Marham
1548.85 miles (78.61 km) SSWLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from MDPGA Wethersfield:

List of Furthest Airports from MDPGA Wethersfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,855.58 miles (19,079.66 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
211,810.78 miles (19,007.56 km) SEDunedin 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
311,789.34 miles (18,973.06 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,779.68 miles (18,957.52 km) ESERyan'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
511,766.77 miles (18,936.73 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,756.71 miles (18,920.54 km) SERichard 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)
711,749.76 miles (18,909.35 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,747.45 miles (18,905.63 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
911,744.21 miles (18,900.42 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
1011,718.34 miles (18,858.79 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,716.57 miles (18,855.95 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,702.52 miles (18,833.33 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1311,702.44 miles (18,833.21 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,694.93 miles (18,821.11 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,674.51 miles (18,788.25 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome