About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL), Zoersel / Oostmalle, Belgium and Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ), Breda, Netherlands would travel a Great Circle distance of 22 miles (or 36 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 Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield and Gilze-Rijen Air Base, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: OBL / EBZR
Airport Name: Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield
Location: Zoersel / Oostmalle, Belgium
GPS Coordinates: 51°15'52"N by 4°45'11"E
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 53 feet (16 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GLZ / EHGR
Airport Names:
  1. Gilze-Rijen Air Base
  2. (Advanced Landing Ground B-77)
Location: Breda, Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 51°34'1"N by 4°55'54"E
Operator/Owner: Military of the Netherlands
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 49 feet (15 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL):

  • Because of Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield's relatively low elevation of 53 feet, planes can take off or land at Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield 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 Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,919 miles (19,181 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL) is Antwerp International Airport (ANR), which is located only 14 miles (22 kilometers) WSW of OBL.

Facts about Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ):

  • The furthest airport from Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,897 miles (19,146 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Because of Gilze-Rijen Air Base's relatively low elevation of 49 feet, planes can take off or land at Gilze-Rijen Air Base 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Gilze-Rijen Air Base", another name for GLZ is "(Advanced Landing Ground B-77)".
  • In 1940, the airfield came under heavy attack from the German Luftwaffe, who later took control of the base and expanded it for their own use.
  • The closest airport to Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) is Eindhoven Airport (EIN), which is located 21 miles (33 kilometers) ESE of GLZ.
  • In 2009, helicopter operations from Soesterberg Air Base were moved to Gilze-Rijen Air Base, which resulted in CH-47 Chinook and AS 532 Cougar helicopters being based at the airfield as well as the Alouette III for VIP transport, making Gilze-Rijen the main operating base for military helicopters in the Netherlands.
  • Gilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports to Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports to Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.71 miles (22.06 km) WSWAntwerp International Airport (ANR)Antwerp, BelgiumView Antwerp International Airport on a map Set ANR as origin Airport Set ANR as destination Airport Get more information about Antwerp International Airport
221.85 miles (35.16 km) NWWoensdrecht Air Base (WOE)Woensdrecht, NetherlandsView Woensdrecht Air Base on a map Set WOE as origin Airport Set WOE as destination Airport Get more information about Woensdrecht Air Base
322.27 miles (35.84 km) NNEGilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ)Breda, NetherlandsView Gilze-Rijen Air Base on a map Set GLZ as origin Airport Set GLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Gilze-Rijen Air Base
427.68 miles (44.55 km) SSWBrussels Airport (BRU)Brussels, BelgiumView Brussels Airport on a map Set BRU as origin Airport Set BRU as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels Airport
529.70 miles (47.80 km) ENEEindhoven Airport (EIN)Eindhoven, NetherlandsView Eindhoven Airport on a map Set EIN as origin Airport Set EIN as destination Airport Get more information about Eindhoven Airport
648.62 miles (78.25 km) NEVolkel Air Base (UDE)Uden, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsView Volkel Air Base on a map Set UDE as origin Airport Set UDE as destination Airport Get more information about Volkel Air Base
749.71 miles (80.01 km) NNWRotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)Rotterdam, NetherlandsView Rotterdam The Hague Airport on a map Set RTM as origin Airport Set RTM as destination Airport Get more information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport
850.54 miles (81.34 km) ESEMaastricht Aachen Airport (MST)Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlandsView Maastricht Aachen Airport on a map Set MST as origin Airport Set MST as destination Airport Get more information about Maastricht Aachen Airport
952.73 miles (84.85 km) SELiège Airport (LGG)Liège, Wallonia, BelgiumView Liège Airport on a map Set LGG as origin Airport Set LGG as destination Airport Get more information about Liège Airport
1057.12 miles (91.93 km) SSWBrussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)Charleroi, Wallonia, BelgiumView Brussels South Charleroi Airport on a map Set CRL as origin Airport Set CRL as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels South Charleroi Airport
1159.73 miles (96.13 km) ESENATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE)Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component on a map Set GKE as origin Airport Set GKE as destination Airport Get more information about NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component
1263.94 miles (102.90 km) NNWValkenburg Naval Air Base (LID)Leiden, NetherlandsView Valkenburg Naval Air Base on a map Set LID as origin Airport Set LID as destination Airport Get more information about Valkenburg Naval Air Base
1364.22 miles (103.34 km) ENEWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map Set NRN as origin Airport Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport
1469.32 miles (111.56 km) ESEMerzbrück Airfield (AAH)Aachen, GermanyView Merzbrück Airfield on a map Set AAH as origin Airport Set AAH as destination Airport Get more information about Merzbrück Airfield
1572.09 miles (116.02 km) NAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)Haarlemmermeer, NetherlandsView Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a map Set AMS as origin Airport Set AMS as destination Airport Get more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Map of Furthest Airports from Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,918.66 miles (19,181.18 km) SChatham 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
211,678.23 miles (18,794.25 km) ESEDunedin 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
311,672.65 miles (18,785.27 km) ESEOamaru 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
411,654.11 miles (18,755.42 km) SEChristchurch 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
511,649.30 miles (18,747.68 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
611,647.77 miles (18,745.22 km) ESERichard 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)
711,631.91 miles (18,719.70 km) SEKaikoura 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
811,627.38 miles (18,712.41 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
911,619.75 miles (18,700.12 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
1011,617.07 miles (18,695.82 km) ESEAlexandra 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
1111,603.83 miles (18,674.51 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as origin Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1211,603.58 miles (18,674.10 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as origin Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1311,591.75 miles (18,655.06 km) ESEWanaka 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
1411,589.05 miles (18,650.72 km) ESEGlentanner 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
1511,588.72 miles (18,650.18 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as origin Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports to Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.69 miles (33.30 km) ESEEindhoven Airport (EIN)Eindhoven, NetherlandsView Eindhoven Airport on a map Set EIN as destination Airport Set EIN as destination Airport Get more information about Eindhoven Airport
222.27 miles (35.84 km) SSWZoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL)Zoersel / Oostmalle, BelgiumView Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield on a map Set OBL as destination Airport Set OBL as destination Airport Get more information about Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield
326.66 miles (42.90 km) WSWWoensdrecht Air Base (WOE)Woensdrecht, NetherlandsView Woensdrecht Air Base on a map Set WOE as destination Airport Set WOE as destination Airport Get more information about Woensdrecht Air Base
433.08 miles (53.24 km) SWAntwerp International Airport (ANR)Antwerp, BelgiumView Antwerp International Airport on a map Set ANR as destination Airport Set ANR as destination Airport Get more information about Antwerp International Airport
533.16 miles (53.37 km) EVolkel Air Base (UDE)Uden, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsView Volkel Air Base on a map Set UDE as destination Airport Set UDE as destination Airport Get more information about Volkel Air Base
634.24 miles (55.10 km) NWRotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)Rotterdam, NetherlandsView Rotterdam The Hague Airport on a map Set RTM as destination Airport Set RTM as destination Airport Get more information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport
746.84 miles (75.37 km) NNWValkenburg Naval Air Base (LID)Leiden, NetherlandsView Valkenburg Naval Air Base on a map Set LID as destination Airport Set LID as destination Airport Get more information about Valkenburg Naval Air Base
849.91 miles (80.32 km) SSWBrussels Airport (BRU)Brussels, BelgiumView Brussels Airport on a map Set BRU as destination Airport Set BRU as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels Airport
951.68 miles (83.17 km) NAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)Haarlemmermeer, NetherlandsView Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a map Set AMS as destination Airport Set AMS as destination Airport Get more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
1052.03 miles (83.73 km) EWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map Set NRN as destination Airport Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport
1157.99 miles (93.32 km) SEMaastricht Aachen Airport (MST)Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlandsView Maastricht Aachen Airport on a map Set MST as destination Airport Set MST as destination Airport Get more information about Maastricht Aachen Airport
1263.73 miles (102.57 km) SENATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE)Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component on a map Set GKE as destination Airport Set GKE as destination Airport Get more information about NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component
1366.70 miles (107.34 km) NNELelystad Airport (LEY)Lelystad, NetherlandsView Lelystad Airport on a map Set LEY as destination Airport Set LEY as destination Airport Get more information about Lelystad Airport
1467.96 miles (109.38 km) SSELiège Airport (LGG)Liège, Wallonia, BelgiumView Liège Airport on a map Set LGG as destination Airport Set LGG as destination Airport Get more information about Liège Airport
1571.68 miles (115.36 km) ESEDüsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL)Mönchengladbach, GermanyView Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport on a map Set MGL as destination Airport Set MGL as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Gilze-Rijen Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,896.97 miles (19,146.28 km) SChatham 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
211,662.74 miles (18,769.31 km) ESEDunedin 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
311,655.60 miles (18,757.82 km) ESEOamaru 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
411,635.00 miles (18,724.67 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
511,630.89 miles (18,718.06 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
611,630.01 miles (18,716.64 km) ESERichard 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)
711,614.26 miles (18,691.30 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
811,611.66 miles (18,687.10 km) SEKaikoura 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
911,605.88 miles (18,677.81 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
1011,601.24 miles (18,670.34 km) ESEAlexandra 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
1111,582.40 miles (18,640.03 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1211,582.29 miles (18,639.84 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1311,575.49 miles (18,628.90 km) ESEWanaka 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
1411,571.57 miles (18,622.59 km) ESEGlentanner 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
1511,568.65 miles (18,617.90 km) ESEQueenstown 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