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ZCN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ZCN / ETHC
Airport Names:
  1. Celle Air Base
  2. Heeresflugplatz Celle
  3. (Advanced Landing Ground B-118)
Location: Celle, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 52°35'27"N by 10°1'19"E
Operator/Owner: Federal Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 129 feet (39 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Celle Air Base (ZCN):

  • Due to the tense situation during the building of the Berlin Wall a small unit of the National Guard of the United States was stationed at Celle Air Base in 1961 in case of a second Berlin Airlift.
  • Although some production facilities for the Junker Ju-88 were placed in Hangar V, Celle Air Base played only a secondary role during World War II.
  • Because of Celle Air Base's relatively low elevation of 129 feet, planes can take off or land at Celle Air Base 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.
  • The furthest airport from Celle Air Base (ZCN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,761 miles (18,928 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • After exhaustive construction works, during which the boggy terrain was drained by creating several ditches, the flying school entered service in 1934.
  • The closest airport to Celle Air Base (ZCN) is Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located only 17 miles (27 kilometers) WSW of ZCN.
  • Celle Air Base (ZCN) currently has only 1 runway.
  • At the beginning of the airlift a total of 600 tons of freight were transported into the besieged city which increased to 1000 tons of coal and food each day in the spring of 1949.
  • In addition to being known as "Celle Air Base", other names for ZCN include "Heeresflugplatz Celle" and "(Advanced Landing Ground B-118)".

Map of Nearest Airports from Celle Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Celle Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
116.79 miles (27.02 km) WSWHannover Airport (HAJ)Hanover, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Hannover Airport on a map Set HAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Hannover Airport
260.46 miles (97.31 km) WNWBremen Airport (BRE)Bremen, GermanyView Bremen Airport on a map Set BRE as destination Airport Get more information about Bremen Airport
365.73 miles (105.77 km) NHamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW)Hamburg, GermanyView Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport on a map Set XFW as destination Airport Get more information about Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport
471.81 miles (115.57 km) NHamburg Airport (HAM)Hamburg / Fuhlsbüttel, GermanyView Hamburg Airport on a map Set HAM as destination Airport Get more information about Hamburg Airport
577.92 miles (125.41 km) SEMagdeburg–Cochstedt Airport (CSO)Magdeburg, GermanyView Magdeburg–Cochstedt Airport on a map Set CSO as destination Airport Get more information about Magdeburg–Cochstedt Airport
685.18 miles (137.09 km) SSWKassel Calden Airport (KSF)Kassel, Hesse, GermanyView Kassel Calden Airport on a map Set KSF as destination Airport Get more information about Kassel Calden Airport
785.91 miles (138.26 km) WSWRAF Gütersloh (GUT)Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView RAF Gütersloh on a map Set GUT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Gütersloh
887.34 miles (140.55 km) NWBremerhaven Airport (BRV)Bremerhaven, Bremen, GermanyView Bremerhaven Airport on a map Set BRV as destination Airport Get more information about Bremerhaven Airport
988.71 miles (142.77 km) NNELübeck Airport (LBC)Lübeck (near Hamburg), Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Lübeck Airport on a map Set LBC as destination Airport Get more information about Lübeck Airport
1090.00 miles (144.85 km) SWPaderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD)Paderborn, GermanyView Paderborn Lippstadt Airport on a map Set PAD as destination Airport Get more information about Paderborn Lippstadt Airport
1193.27 miles (150.10 km) NESchwerin-Parchim Airport (SZW)Parchim, GermanyView Schwerin-Parchim Airport on a map Set SZW as destination Airport Get more information about Schwerin-Parchim Airport
1298.95 miles (159.24 km) NWNordholz Naval Airbase (FCN)Nordholz, GermanyView Nordholz Naval Airbase on a map Set FCN as destination Airport Get more information about Nordholz Naval Airbase
13103.46 miles (166.51 km) WSWMünster Osnabrück International Airport (FMO)Greven, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Münster Osnabrück International Airport on a map Set FMO as destination Airport Get more information about Münster Osnabrück International Airport
14106.59 miles (171.54 km) SSWFritzlar Air Base (FRZ)Fritzlar, Hessen, GermanyView Fritzlar Air Base on a map Set FRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Fritzlar Air Base
15112.97 miles (181.81 km) WRheine-Bentlage Air Base (ZPQ)Rhine, GermanyView Rheine-Bentlage Air Base on a map Set ZPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Rheine-Bentlage Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Celle Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Celle Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,761.33 miles (18,927.97 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,435.85 miles (18,404.17 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
311,430.98 miles (18,396.33 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
411,417.48 miles (18,374.60 km) ESEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
511,410.26 miles (18,362.98 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
611,407.18 miles (18,358.03 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)
711,401.70 miles (18,349.22 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
811,388.31 miles (18,327.67 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
911,387.24 miles (18,325.95 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
1011,382.46 miles (18,318.25 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
1111,378.55 miles (18,311.95 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
1211,374.67 miles (18,305.72 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1311,364.77 miles (18,289.78 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
1411,362.88 miles (18,286.73 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1511,350.59 miles (18,266.95 km) SEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport