About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between MCAS Miramar, (NKX), San Diego, California, United States and MCAS El Toro (NZJ), Santa Ana, California, United States would travel a Great Circle distance of 65 miles (or 105 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 MCAS Miramar, and MCAS El Toro, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NKX / KNKX
Airport Names:
  1. MCAS Miramar,
  2. Mitscher Field
Location: San Diego, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°52'4"N by 117°8'30"W
Operator/Owner: United States Marine Corps
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 478 feet (146 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Arrival 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 Miramar, (NKX):

  • Only the western half of Miramar’s facilities were put to use, and the old station literally began to deteriorate, with many buildings sold as scrap.
  • The closest airport to MCAS Miramar, (NKX) is Montgomery Field (MYF), which is located only 4 miles (6 kilometers) S of NKX.
  • The airfield is named Mitscher Field after Admiral M.A.
  • The furthest airport from MCAS Miramar, (NKX) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,530 miles (18,556 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.
  • In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended that Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Marine Corps Air Station Tustin be closed down and that NAS Miramar be transferred to the Marine Corps.
  • MCAS Miramar, (NKX) has 3 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "MCAS Miramar,", another name for NKX is "Mitscher Field".
  • Because of MCAS Miramar,'s relatively low elevation of 478 feet, planes can take off or land at MCAS Miramar, 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.

Facts about MCAS El Toro (NZJ):

  • This faction lobbied strongly in favor of other uses for the property.
  • 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.
  • The land area originally taken by the air station is planned to be converted into a large recreational center, the Orange County Great Park.
  • Before it was decommissioned in 1999, it was the 4,682 acres home of Marine Corps aviation on the West Coast.
  • The site is currently used as a filming location, including the test track for the United States version of BBC's Top Gear franchise.
  • MCAS El Toro (NZJ) has 5 runways.
  • 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 closing of MCAS El Toro ignited a political firestorm over the eventual fate of the facility.
  • During the presidency of Richard M.
  • The closest airport to MCAS El Toro (NZJ) is John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is located only 8 miles (13 kilometers) W of NZJ.
  • The base headquarters was established on November 4, 1942 and the first landing occurred in late November when a Major Micheal Carmichael, flying from Camp Kearny, was forced to make an emergency landing among the construction equipment.

Map of Nearest Airports to MCAS Miramar,:

List of Nearest Airports to MCAS Miramar,:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
13.59 miles (5.78 km) SMontgomery Field (MYF)San Diego, California, United StatesView Montgomery Field on a map Set MYF as origin Airport Set MYF as destination Airport Get more information about Montgomery Field
29.68 miles (15.58 km) SSWSan Diego International Airport (SAN)San Diego, California, United StatesView San Diego International Airport on a map Set SAN as origin Airport Set SAN as destination Airport Get more information about San Diego International Airport
310.23 miles (16.47 km) ESEGillespie Field (SEE)San Diego / El Cajon, California, United StatesView Gillespie Field on a map Set SEE as origin Airport Set SEE as destination Airport Get more information about Gillespie Field
412.41 miles (19.97 km) SSWNAS North Island (NZY)San Diego, California, United StatesView NAS North Island on a map Set NZY as origin Airport Set NZY as destination Airport Get more information about NAS North Island
519.71 miles (31.71 km) NNWMcClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD)Carlsbad, California, United StatesView McClellan–Palomar Airport on a map Set CLD as origin Airport Set CLD as destination Airport Get more information about McClellan–Palomar Airport
621.11 miles (33.97 km) SNaval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach (NRS)Imperial Beach, California, United StatesView Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach on a map Set NRS as origin Airport Set NRS as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach
722.47 miles (36.17 km) SSEBrown Field Municipal Airport (SDM)San Diego, California, United StatesView Brown Field Municipal Airport on a map Set SDM as origin Airport Set SDM as destination Airport Get more information about Brown Field Municipal Airport
824.70 miles (39.75 km) SSETijuana International Airport (TIJ)Tijuana, Baja California, MexicoView Tijuana International Airport on a map Set TIJ as origin Airport Set TIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Tijuana International Airport
927.08 miles (43.58 km) NNWBob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) (OCN)Oceanside, California, United StatesView Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) on a map Set OCN as origin Airport Set OCN as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport)
1054.66 miles (87.97 km) ENEBorrego Valley Airport (BXS)Borrego Springs, California, United StatesView Borrego Valley Airport on a map Set BXS as origin Airport Set BXS as destination Airport Get more information about Borrego Valley Airport
1160.24 miles (96.94 km) NHemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field (HMT)Hemet, California, United StatesView Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field on a map Set HMT as origin Airport Set HMT as destination Airport Get more information about Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field
1265.41 miles (105.27 km) NNWMCAS El Toro (NZJ)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView MCAS El Toro on a map Set NZJ as origin Airport Set NZJ as destination Airport Get more information about MCAS El Toro
1369.84 miles (112.39 km) NWJohn Wayne Airport (SNA)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView John Wayne Airport on a map Set SNA as origin Airport Set SNA as destination Airport Get more information about John Wayne Airport
1470.31 miles (113.15 km) NMarch Air Reserve Base (RIV)Riverside, California, United StatesView March Air Reserve Base on a map Set RIV as origin Airport Set RIV as destination Airport Get more information about March Air Reserve Base
1573.54 miles (118.35 km) ENESalton Sea Airport (SAS)Salton City, California, United StatesView Salton Sea Airport on a map Set SAS as origin Airport Set SAS as destination Airport Get more information about Salton Sea Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

List of Furthest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,530.44 miles (18,556.39 km) SSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as origin Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
211,520.32 miles (18,540.11 km) SSESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as origin Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
311,518.04 miles (18,536.44 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as origin Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
411,494.33 miles (18,498.28 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as origin Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
511,335.50 miles (18,242.68 km) ESETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as origin Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,236.69 miles (18,083.66 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as origin Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,205.14 miles (18,032.89 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as origin Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
811,190.36 miles (18,009.10 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as origin Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,118.49 miles (17,893.44 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as origin Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,077.55 miles (17,827.55 km) SESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map Set SMS as origin Airport Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1111,076.27 miles (17,825.49 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as origin Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1211,052.78 miles (17,787.68 km) ESEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as origin Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1311,028.59 miles (17,748.75 km) ESEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map Set DVD as origin Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1411,023.10 miles (17,739.91 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as origin Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1511,019.32 miles (17,733.84 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as origin Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to MCAS El Toro:

List of Nearest Airports to 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport