Zaragoza Air Base


Zaragoza Air Base
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Part of Spanish Air Force
(Spanish: Ejército del Aire; "Army of the Air")
Located near Zaragoza, Spain
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A Spanish Air Force EF-18A Hornet at Zaragoza AB
Zaragoza AB is located in Spain
Zaragoza AB
Zaragoza AB
Location of Zaragoza Air Base, Spain
Coordinates41°39′58″N 01°02′30″W / 41.66611°N 1.04167°W / 41.66611; -1.04167Coordinates: 41°39′58″N 01°02′30″W / 41.66611°N 1.04167°W / 41.66611; -1.04167
TypeAir Force Base
Site history
In use1954-1992
Airfield information
Elevation AMSL263 m / 863 ft
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12R/30L 3,718 12,200 Concrete
12L/30R 3,024 9,921 Asphalt
NTM2016 at Zaragoza Air Base

Zaragoza Air Base (IATA: ZAZ, ICAO: LEZG) is a base of the Spanish Air Force located near Zaragoza, Spain. It is located 16 kilometres (10 mi) west of Zaragoza, 270 km (168 mi) west of Barcelona, and 262 km (163 mi) northeast of Madrid. It shares infrastructure with the Zaragoza Airport. in the past, Zaragoza was also used as an emergency landing site for the USA's Space Shuttle.

Between 1958 and 1992, Zaragoza Air Base was used by the United States Air Force, courtesy of the Pact of Madrid.


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External links

  • Zaragoza Airport website
  • Zaragoza US Air Base History (Spanish)
  • Accident history for ZAZ at Aviation Safety Network
  • Airport information for LEZG at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  • Current weather for LEZG at NOAA/NWS
  • "Airport information for LEZG". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  • 512 Dragons website