About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAF Binbrook (GSY), Grimsby, England, United Kingdom and RAF Lakenheath (LKZ), Lakenheath, England, United Kingdom would travel a Great Circle distance of 78 miles (or 126 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 relatively short distance between RAF Binbrook and RAF Lakenheath, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

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: 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 Binbrook (GSY):

  • As of 2012 a majority of the accommodation blocks have been demolished.
  • The closest airport to RAF Binbrook (GSY) is Humberside Airport (HUY), which is located only 11 miles (17 kilometers) NNW of GSY.
  • The station closed as a Main Operating Base in the 1980s, although it continued as a Relief Landing Ground for RAF Scampton into the early 1990s before eventually closing and all military activity ceasing, it was subsequently sold off for development.
  • 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 RAF Lakenheath (LKZ):

  • In early 1943, three T-2 hangars were erected on the north side of the airfield for glider storage, 40 Horsa Gliders being dispersed at Lakenheath during that year.
  • A near nuclear accident occurred on 27 July 1956 – when a B-47 bomber crashed into a storage igloo at Lakenheath containing three MK-6 nuclear weapons while on a routine training mission.
  • The work entailed removal of the existing runways and laying new ones comprising 12 inches of high-grade concrete.
  • 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.
  • In 1940, the Air Ministry selected Lakenheath as an alternative for RAF Mildenhall and used it as a decoy airfield.
  • 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.
  • RAF Lakenheath, and nearby, RAF Mildenhall, are the two main U.S.
  • The closest airport to RAF Lakenheath (LKZ) is RAF Mildenhall (MHZ), which is located only 4 miles (7 kilometers) SW of LKZ.

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 RAF Lakenheath:

List of Nearest Airports to 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport