About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAF Binbrook (GSY), Grimsby, England, United Kingdom and Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), Ashburton, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,684 miles (or 18,804 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the large distance between RAF Binbrook and Ashburton Aerodrome, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.

Try it at home! Get a globe and tightly lay a string between RAF Binbrook and Ashburton Aerodrome. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GSY / EGXB
Airport Name: RAF Binbrook
Location: Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 53°26'44"N by 0°12'32"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
# of Runways: 3
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ASG / NZAS
Airport Name: Ashburton Aerodrome
Location: Ashburton, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°54'11"S by 171°47'48"E
Operator/Owner: Ashburton Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 298 feet (91 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about RAF Binbrook (GSY):

  • After the departure of IX and 12 squadrons in 1959, Binbrook housed Gloster Javelin all-weather fighters belonging to 64 squadron, as well as the Central Fighter Establishment.
  • The closest airport to RAF Binbrook (GSY) is Humberside Airport (HUY), which is located only 11 miles (17 kilometers) NNW of GSY.
  • On 8 September 1970, Captain William Schaffner, an American exchange pilot flying BAC Lightnings with 5 Squadron, took off from Binbrook in the plane XS894 at 22:06, armed with two Red Top air-to-air missiles.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Binbrook (GSY) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,764 miles (18,933 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • RAF Binbrook (GSY) has 3 runways.

Facts about Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG):

  • The closest airport to Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) is Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU), which is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) SW of ASG.
  • Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) has 4 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Ashburton Aerodrome (meaning Ashburton Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,394 miles (19,947 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Because of Ashburton Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 298 feet, planes can take off or land at Ashburton Aerodrome 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to RAF Binbrook:

List of Nearest Airports to RAF Binbrook:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.63 miles (17.11 km) NNWHumberside Airport (HUY)North Lincolnshire, United KingdomView Humberside Airport on a map Set HUY as origin Airport Set HUY as destination Airport Get more information about Humberside Airport
224.44 miles (39.33 km) SRAF Coningsby (QCY)Coningsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Coningsby on a map Set QCY as origin Airport Set QCY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Coningsby
332.78 miles (52.75 km) WRobin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)Doncaster, England, United KingdomView Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on a map Set DSA as origin Airport Set DSA as destination Airport Get more information about Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
448.71 miles (78.39 km) WSheffield City Heliport (SZD)Sheffield, England, United KingdomView Sheffield City Heliport on a map Set SZD as origin Airport Set SZD as destination Airport Get more information about Sheffield City Heliport
552.79 miles (84.96 km) SSWRAF Cottesmore (OKH)Oakham, England, United KingdomView RAF Cottesmore on a map Set OKH as origin Airport Set OKH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Cottesmore
662.88 miles (101.20 km) SWEast Midlands Airport (EMA)Castle Donington, Leicestershire, United KingdomView East Midlands Airport on a map Set EMA as origin Airport Set EMA as destination Airport Get more information about East Midlands Airport
763.49 miles (102.18 km) SSERAF Marham (KNF)Marham, Norfolk, East Anglia, United KingdomView RAF Marham on a map Set KNF as origin Airport Set KNF as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Marham
866.16 miles (106.48 km) WNWLeeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)Leeds / Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United KingdomView Leeds Bradford International Airport on a map Set LBA as origin Airport Set LBA as destination Airport Get more information about Leeds Bradford International Airport
974.80 miles (120.37 km) SRAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH)Alconbury, England, United KingdomView RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 on a map Set AYH as origin Airport Set AYH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
1078.46 miles (126.26 km) SSERAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map Set LKZ as origin Airport Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath
1180.02 miles (128.78 km) SSERAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map Set MHZ as origin Airport Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
1281.65 miles (131.40 km) SENorwich International Airport (NWI)Norwich, England, United KingdomView Norwich International Airport on a map Set NWI as origin Airport Set NWI as destination Airport Get more information about Norwich International Airport
1381.90 miles (131.80 km) SEColtishall (IATA off-point) (CLF)Coltishall, United KingdomView Coltishall (IATA off-point) on a map Set CLF as origin Airport Set CLF as destination Airport Get more information about Coltishall (IATA off-point)
1482.42 miles (132.64 km) SSWSywell Aerodrome (ORM)Northampton / Peterborough, United KingdomView Sywell Aerodrome on a map Set ORM as origin Airport Set ORM as destination Airport Get more information about Sywell Aerodrome
1585.35 miles (137.35 km) WManchester Airport (MAN)Manchester, United KingdomView Manchester Airport on a map Set MAN as origin Airport Set MAN as destination Airport Get more information about Manchester Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Binbrook:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Binbrook:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,764.44 miles (18,932.98 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as origin Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
211,751.19 miles (18,911.66 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as origin Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
311,749.59 miles (18,909.08 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as origin Airport Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
411,733.53 miles (18,883.24 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as origin Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
511,732.58 miles (18,881.71 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as origin Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
611,700.95 miles (18,830.81 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as origin Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
711,695.95 miles (18,822.77 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as origin Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
811,684.39 miles (18,804.15 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as origin Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
911,673.65 miles (18,786.88 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as origin Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1011,672.10 miles (18,784.38 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as origin Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1111,669.71 miles (18,780.52 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as origin Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1211,645.41 miles (18,741.42 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as origin Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,637.23 miles (18,728.27 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,628.91 miles (18,714.87 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1511,623.98 miles (18,706.94 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as origin Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Ashburton Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports to Ashburton Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
139.57 miles (63.67 km) SWRichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
246.56 miles (74.93 km) NEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
381.71 miles (131.49 km) SSWOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
483.05 miles (133.66 km) WGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
583.31 miles (134.07 km) WMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
691.77 miles (147.68 km) NNWHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
793.87 miles (151.06 km) WNWFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
8104.19 miles (167.68 km) NNWGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map Set GMN as destination Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport
9136.79 miles (220.14 km) NEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
10138.22 miles (222.44 km) WSWWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
11149.67 miles (240.88 km) SWAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
12150.00 miles (241.41 km) NWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map Set WSZ as destination Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
13160.26 miles (257.92 km) SSWDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
14169.39 miles (272.60 km) WSWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
15194.01 miles (312.23 km) NNENelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map Set NSN as destination Airport Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū

Map of Furthest Airports from Ashburton Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Ashburton Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,394.35 miles (19,946.72 km) NNEA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map Set LCG as destination Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,366.42 miles (19,901.77 km) NSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,326.02 miles (19,836.76 km) WNWAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map Set OVD as destination Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
412,319.16 miles (19,825.72 km) NVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map Set VGO as destination Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
512,279.68 miles (19,762.18 km) NWLeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map Set LEN as destination Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
612,276.39 miles (19,756.89 km) NNWBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map Set BGC as destination Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
712,276.28 miles (19,756.71 km) NBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map Set BGZ as destination Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
812,253.71 miles (19,720.39 km) NVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map Set VRL as destination Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,250.90 miles (19,715.86 km) NFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1012,215.28 miles (19,658.54 km) WSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map Set SDR as destination Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1112,209.00 miles (19,648.43 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map Set VLL as destination Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
1212,190.73 miles (19,619.03 km) NWSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
1312,182.68 miles (19,606.07 km) NCovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map Set COV as destination Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1412,181.96 miles (19,604.91 km) WNWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map Set RGS as destination Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
1512,177.53 miles (19,597.79 km) NCoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map Set CBP as destination Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport