About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAF Northolt (NHT), Ruislip, England, United Kingdom and RAF Benson (BEX), Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom would travel a Great Circle distance of 29 miles (or 47 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 Northolt and RAF Benson, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NHT / EGWU
Airport Name: RAF Northolt
Location: Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°33'11"N by 0°25'5"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BEX / EGUB
Airport Name: RAF Benson
Location: Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°36'59"N by 1°5'44"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Facts about RAF Northolt (NHT):

  • The furthest airport from RAF Northolt (NHT) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,871 miles (19,105 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to RAF Northolt (NHT) is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) SSW of NHT.
  • Civil flights ceased when the central area at Heathrow opened in 1954 with Northolt reverting to sole military use in May that year.
  • After the Battle of Britain, the station remained a base for daytime fighter operations, with No.
  • Northolt pre-dates the establishment of the Royal Air Force by almost three years, having opened in May 1915.
  • The remains of a Hawker Hurricane flown by Flying Officer Ludwik Witold Paszkiewicz, the first pilot in No. 303 Squadron to shoot down an enemy aircraft, were donated to the station in June 2008.
  • In 1916, No. 43 Squadron was formed under the command of Major Sholto Douglas.

Facts about RAF Benson (BEX):

  • The King's Flight moved from RAF Hendon and would stay until after the war, moving to RAF Northolt in 1995.
  • Building work for RAF Benson began in 1937.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Benson (BEX) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,879 miles (19,118 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to RAF Benson (BEX) is RAF High Wycombe (HYC), which is located only 13 miles (22 kilometers) ENE of BEX.
  • The Battles were replaced in December 1940 with Vickers Wellington medium bombers.
  • The airfield is a well-known frost hollow, often recording the coldest temperatures in the UK.

Map of Nearest Airports to RAF Northolt:

List of Nearest Airports to RAF Northolt:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.54 miles (8.91 km) SSWLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map Set LHR as origin Airport Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport
216.36 miles (26.33 km) NNEHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as origin Airport Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
318.69 miles (30.08 km) WNWRAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map Set HYC as origin Airport Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
420.62 miles (33.19 km) ELondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map Set LCY as origin Airport Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
522.33 miles (35.93 km) NLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map Set LTN as origin Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
624.34 miles (39.17 km) SWBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map Set BBS as origin Airport Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport
724.66 miles (39.68 km) SWFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map Set FAB as origin Airport Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
824.75 miles (39.84 km) SELondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map Set BQH as origin Airport Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
926.37 miles (42.44 km) SSERedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map Set KRH as origin Airport Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
1029.41 miles (47.34 km) WRAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map Set BEX as origin Airport Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson
1129.66 miles (47.74 km) SSEGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map Set LGW as origin Airport Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
1231.57 miles (50.81 km) SWRAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map Set ODH as origin Airport Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
1336.17 miles (58.21 km) NELondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map Set STN as origin Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1436.65 miles (58.98 km) SWLasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map Set QLA as origin Airport Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
1536.68 miles (59.02 km) NNWMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map Set KYN as origin Airport Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Northolt:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Northolt:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,871.18 miles (19,104.77 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
211,859.82 miles (19,086.49 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
311,837.81 miles (19,051.06 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
411,828.15 miles (19,035.52 km) ESERyan'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
511,815.57 miles (19,015.27 km) ESEInvercargill 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
611,804.71 miles (18,997.79 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)
711,797.07 miles (18,985.49 km) SEAshburton 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
811,796.47 miles (18,984.54 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
911,790.50 miles (18,974.92 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
1011,767.29 miles (18,937.57 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
1111,765.63 miles (18,934.90 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
1211,750.82 miles (18,911.07 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
1311,746.58 miles (18,904.24 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
1411,743.23 miles (18,898.85 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
1511,722.72 miles (18,865.85 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as origin Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to RAF Benson:

List of Nearest Airports to RAF Benson:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.38 miles (21.53 km) ENERAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map Set HYC as destination Airport Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
218.01 miles (28.98 km) NNWOxford Airport (OXF)Oxford, England, United KingdomView Oxford Airport on a map Set OXF as destination Airport Set OXF as destination Airport Get more information about Oxford Airport
322.84 miles (36.76 km) WNWRAF Brize Norton (BZZ)Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Brize Norton on a map Set BZZ as destination Airport Set BZZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Brize Norton
422.86 miles (36.79 km) SSEBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map Set BBS as destination Airport Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport
527.22 miles (43.81 km) SSERAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map Set ODH as destination Airport Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
627.27 miles (43.88 km) SSEFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map Set FAB as destination Airport Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
728.90 miles (46.51 km) ESELondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map Set LHR as destination Airport Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport
829.41 miles (47.34 km) ERAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map Set NHT as destination Airport Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
929.77 miles (47.92 km) SLasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map Set QLA as destination Airport Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
1030.10 miles (48.45 km) WRAF Fairford (FFD)Fairford, England, United KingdomView RAF Fairford on a map Set FFD as destination Airport Set FFD as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Fairford
1132.59 miles (52.45 km) NNEMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map Set KYN as destination Airport Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport
1235.88 miles (57.74 km) ENELondon 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
1337.64 miles (60.57 km) ENEHatfield 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
1439.31 miles (63.26 km) WRAF Lyneham (LYE)Wiltshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Lyneham on a map Set LYE as destination Airport Set LYE as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lyneham
1547.38 miles (76.26 km) SSWSouthampton Airport (SOU)Eastleigh (near Southampton), England, United KingdomView Southampton Airport on a map Set SOU as destination Airport Set SOU as destination Airport Get more information about Southampton Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Benson:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Benson:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,879.28 miles (19,117.81 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
211,856.22 miles (19,080.68 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
311,854.23 miles (19,077.49 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
411,851.63 miles (19,073.31 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
511,838.05 miles (19,051.45 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
611,819.81 miles (19,022.09 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)
711,815.78 miles (19,015.60 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
811,810.58 miles (19,007.24 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
911,802.08 miles (18,993.57 km) SSEChristchurch 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
1011,785.98 miles (18,967.65 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
1111,785.41 miles (18,966.73 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
1211,767.06 miles (18,937.19 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
1311,759.25 miles (18,924.64 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
1411,754.85 miles (18,917.55 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
1511,740.74 miles (18,894.85 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