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NZJ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NZJ / KNZJ
Airport Name: MCAS El Toro
Location: Santa Ana, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 33°40'33"N by 117°43'51"W
Operator/Owner: United States Marine Corps
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 383 feet (117 meters)
# of Runways: 5
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Facts about MCAS El Toro (NZJ):

  • In 1950, El Toro was selected as a permanent Master Jet Station for the Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific.
  • Because of MCAS El Toro's relatively low elevation of 383 feet, planes can take off or land at MCAS El Toro 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 MCAS El Toro (NZJ) is Pierrefonds Airport (ZSE), which is located 11,486 miles (18,486 kilometers) away in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
  • In May 1942, Lieutenant Colonel William Fox was directed to select the sites for all of the Marine Corps' West Coast air stations.
  • Those against the airport proposal were largely residents of the cities in the immediate vicinity of El Toro, such as Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Dana Point, and Mission Viejo, where residents were alarmed at the idea of the aircraft noise.
  • MCAS El Toro (NZJ) has 5 runways.
  • This faction lobbied strongly in favor of other uses for the property.
  • The closest airport to MCAS El Toro (NZJ) is John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is located only 8 miles (13 kilometers) W of NZJ.

Map of Nearest Airports from MCAS El Toro:

List of Nearest Airports from MCAS El Toro:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.89 miles (12.70 km) WJohn Wayne Airport (SNA)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView John Wayne Airport on a map Set SNA as destination Airport Get more information about John Wayne Airport
219.68 miles (31.67 km) NWFullerton Municipal Airport (FUL)Fullerton, California, United StatesView Fullerton Municipal Airport on a map Set FUL as destination Airport Get more information about Fullerton Municipal Airport
321.33 miles (34.33 km) NNEChino Airport (CNO)Chino, California, United StatesView Chino Airport on a map Set CNO as destination Airport Get more information about Chino Airport
425.16 miles (40.49 km) NERiverside Municipal Airport (RAL)Riverside, California, United StatesView Riverside Municipal Airport on a map Set RAL as destination Airport Get more information about Riverside Municipal Airport
526.07 miles (41.95 km) WNWLong Beach Airport (JLB)Long Beach, California, United StatesView Long Beach Airport on a map Set JLB as destination Airport Get more information about Long Beach Airport
626.07 miles (41.95 km) WNWLong Beach Airport (LGB)Long Beach, California, United StatesView Long Beach Airport on a map Set LGB as destination Airport Get more information about Long Beach Airport
727.29 miles (43.93 km) NNELA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)Ontario (near Los Angeles), California, United StatesView LA/Ontario International Airport on a map Set ONT as destination Airport Get more information about LA/Ontario International Airport
828.40 miles (45.71 km) NEFlabob Airport (RIR)Riverside/Rubidoux, California, United StatesView Flabob Airport on a map Set RIR as destination Airport Get more information about Flabob Airport
928.86 miles (46.44 km) NBrackett Field (POC)La Verne, California, United StatesView Brackett Field on a map Set POC as destination Airport Get more information about Brackett Field
1030.20 miles (48.60 km) NCable Airport (CCB)Upland, California, United StatesView Cable Airport on a map Set CCB as destination Airport Get more information about Cable Airport
1130.55 miles (49.17 km) ENEMarch Air Reserve Base (RIV)Riverside, California, United StatesView March Air Reserve Base on a map Set RIV as destination Airport Get more information about March Air Reserve Base
1232.93 miles (53.00 km) WNWCompton/Woodley Airport (CPM)Compton, California, United StatesView Compton/Woodley Airport on a map Set CPM as destination Airport Get more information about Compton/Woodley Airport
1333.25 miles (53.52 km) NNWSan Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport (EMT)El Monte, California, United StatesView San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport on a map Set EMT as destination Airport Get more information about San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport
1436.06 miles (58.03 km) WNWZamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip (TOA)Torrance, California, United StatesView Zamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip on a map Set TOA as destination Airport Get more information about Zamperini FieldLomita Landing Strip
1538.48 miles (61.93 km) SEBob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) (OCN)Oceanside, California, United StatesView Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) on a map Set OCN as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport)

Map of Furthest Airports from MCAS El Toro:

List of Furthest Airports from MCAS El Toro:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,486.39 miles (18,485.51 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
211,479.40 miles (18,474.26 km) SSESir 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
311,472.78 miles (18,463.60 km) SSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
411,461.57 miles (18,445.57 km) SSERoland 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
511,340.34 miles (18,250.47 km) ESETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,226.64 miles (18,067.47 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,213.29 miles (18,045.99 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
811,184.00 miles (17,998.86 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,098.85 miles (17,861.82 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,062.77 miles (17,803.76 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1111,054.99 miles (17,791.23 km) SESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1211,052.45 miles (17,787.15 km) ESEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1311,032.06 miles (17,754.34 km) ESEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1411,021.67 miles (17,737.62 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1511,015.91 miles (17,728.35 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport