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LKZ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LKZ / EGUL
Airport Name: RAF Lakenheath
Location: Lakenheath, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 52°24'29"N by 0°33'24"E
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Facts about RAF Lakenheath (LKZ):

  • The furthest airport from RAF Lakenheath (LKZ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,827 miles (19,034 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Taking part in more than 350 operations, more than half mine-laying, 149 Squadron had one of the lowest percentage loss rates of all Stirling squadrons.
  • The closest airport to RAF Lakenheath (LKZ) is RAF Mildenhall (MHZ), which is located only 4 miles (7 kilometers) SW of LKZ.
  • By the time construction ended the war with Germany was over and RAF Lakenheath was put on a care and maintenance status.
  • In addition to supporting three combat-ready squadrons of F-15E Strike Eagle and F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft, the Liberty Wing houses the 56th Rescue Squadron's HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue helicopters.
  • Control of RAF Lakenheath was allocated to Third Air Force at South Ruislip Air Station, which had command of SAC B-29 operations in England.
  • The increasing tension of the Cold War lead to a re-evaluation of these deployments, and by 1953 SAC bombers began to move its heavy bomb groups further west, behind RAF fighter forces, to RAF Brize Norton, RAF Greenham Common, RAF Upper Heyford and RAF Fairford, while its shorter-range B-47 were sent to East Anglia.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.38 miles (7.05 km) SWRAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
210.20 miles (16.41 km) ESERAF 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
316.58 miles (26.69 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
421.39 miles (34.42 km) SWCambridge 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
528.36 miles (45.63 km) SWDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
630.09 miles (48.43 km) SMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
733.02 miles (53.13 km) WRAF 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
835.67 miles (57.41 km) ENENorwich International Airport (NWI)Norwich, England, United KingdomView Norwich International Airport on a map Set NWI as destination Airport Get more information about Norwich International Airport
937.55 miles (60.42 km) SEIpswich Airport (IPW)Ipswich, EnglandView Ipswich Airport on a map Set IPW as destination Airport Get more information about Ipswich Airport
1038.65 miles (62.19 km) SSWLondon 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
1140.39 miles (65.01 km) ENEColtishall (IATA off-point) (CLF)Coltishall, United KingdomView Coltishall (IATA off-point) on a map Set CLF as destination Airport Get more information about Coltishall (IATA off-point)
1253.83 miles (86.63 km) SWLondon 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
1355.37 miles (89.11 km) WNWRAF Cottesmore (OKH)Oakham, England, United KingdomView RAF Cottesmore on a map Set OKH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Cottesmore
1456.09 miles (90.27 km) SWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1556.14 miles (90.35 km) NNWRAF Coningsby (QCY)Coningsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Coningsby on a map Set QCY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Coningsby

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Lakenheath:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,827.09 miles (19,033.81 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
211,790.32 miles (18,974.63 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
311,766.44 miles (18,936.20 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
411,763.52 miles (18,931.50 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
511,749.39 miles (18,908.77 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,732.88 miles (18,882.19 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)
711,726.83 miles (18,872.46 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
811,724.93 miles (18,869.40 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
911,718.31 miles (18,858.75 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
1011,697.18 miles (18,824.74 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,696.39 miles (18,823.46 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,679.36 miles (18,796.06 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,675.07 miles (18,789.16 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1411,671.69 miles (18,783.72 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
1511,651.69 miles (18,751.53 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport