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BFL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BFL / KBFL
Airport Names:
  1. Meadows Field
  2. Kern County Airport No. 1
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 35°26'2"N by 119°3'28"W
Area Served: Greater Bakersfield metropolitan area
Operator/Owner: Kern County
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 510 feet (155 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Meadows Field (BFL):

  • All current airline flights from Meadows Field are on regional jets or turbo-props.
  • In late 1943 the United States Army Air Forces acquired usage rights to Meadows Field.
  • Kern County Air Terminal has three open air gates, and is currently closed.
  • Meadows Field (BFL) has 2 runways.
  • Between May 1 and July 12, 1944, the 427th Night Fighter Squadron trained at Meadows Field.
  • The furthest airport from Meadows Field (BFL) is Pierrefonds Airport (ZSE), which is located 11,406 miles (18,356 kilometers) away in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
  • In addition to being known as "Meadows Field", another name for BFL is "Kern County Airport No. 1".
  • The terminal previously had an onsite motel, "Skyway Inn," and a restaurant, "Skyway Steakhouse".
  • Because of Meadows Field's relatively low elevation of 510 feet, planes can take off or land at Meadows Field 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 closest airport to Meadows Field (BFL) is Shafter Airport (MIT), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) WNW of BFL.

Map of Nearest Airports from Meadows Field:

List of Nearest Airports from Meadows Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.03 miles (14.53 km) WNWShafter Airport (MIT)Shafter, California, United StatesView Shafter Airport on a map Set MIT as destination Airport Get more information about Shafter Airport
240.54 miles (65.25 km) ESETehachapi Municipal Airport (TSP)Tehachapi, California, United StatesView Tehachapi Municipal Airport on a map Set TSP as destination Airport Get more information about Tehachapi Municipal Airport
341.17 miles (66.25 km) NPorterville Municipal AirportPorterville Army Airfield (PTV)Porterville, California, United StatesView Porterville Municipal AirportPorterville Army Airfield on a map Set PTV as destination Airport Get more information about Porterville Municipal AirportPorterville Army Airfield
452.16 miles (83.95 km) NNWMefford Field (TLR)Tulare, California, United StatesView Mefford Field on a map Set TLR as destination Airport Get more information about Mefford Field
555.15 miles (88.76 km) NNWCorcoran Airport (CRO)Corcoran, California, United StatesView Corcoran Airport on a map Set CRO as destination Airport Get more information about Corcoran Airport
657.30 miles (92.22 km) ESEMojave Air and Space Port (MHV)Mojave, California, United StatesView Mojave Air and Space Port on a map Set MHV as destination Airport Get more information about Mojave Air and Space Port
763.94 miles (102.90 km) NNWVisalia Municipal AirportVisalia Army Airfield (VIS)Visalia, California, United StatesView Visalia Municipal AirportVisalia Army Airfield on a map Set VIS as destination Airport Get more information about Visalia Municipal AirportVisalia Army Airfield
867.40 miles (108.46 km) SEGeneral Wm. J. Fox Airfield (WJF)Lancaster, California, United StatesView General Wm. J. Fox Airfield on a map Set WJF as destination Airport Get more information about General Wm. J. Fox Airfield
970.78 miles (113.91 km) ENEInyokern Airport (IYK)Inyokern, California, United StatesView Inyokern Airport on a map Set IYK as destination Airport Get more information about Inyokern Airport
1075.10 miles (120.86 km) SSanta Paula Airport (SZP)Santa Paula, California, United StatesView Santa Paula Airport on a map Set SZP as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Paula Airport
1175.70 miles (121.83 km) ESEEdwards Air Force Base (EDW)Edwards, California, United StatesView Edwards Air Force Base on a map Set EDW as destination Airport Get more information about Edwards Air Force Base
1278.24 miles (125.92 km) SEPalmdale Regional Airport (PMD)Palmdale, California, United StatesView Palmdale Regional Airport on a map Set PMD as destination Airport Get more information about Palmdale Regional Airport
1379.78 miles (128.40 km) NWNaval Air Station Lemoore (NLC)Lemoore, California, United StatesView Naval Air Station Lemoore on a map Set NLC as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Lemoore
1481.12 miles (130.56 km) SWSanta Ynez Airport (SQA)Santa Ynez, California, United StatesView Santa Ynez Airport on a map Set SQA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Ynez Airport
1582.54 miles (132.84 km) SSWSanta Barbara Airport (SBA)Santa Barbara, California, United StatesView Santa Barbara Airport on a map Set SBA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Barbara Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Meadows Field:

List of Furthest Airports from Meadows Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,406.21 miles (18,356.46 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
211,381.41 miles (18,316.56 km) SSESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
311,379.48 miles (18,313.46 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
411,343.70 miles (18,255.87 km) SSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
511,337.60 miles (18,246.05 km) SETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,219.27 miles (18,055.61 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
711,193.16 miles (18,013.60 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
811,158.78 miles (17,958.27 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,046.40 miles (17,777.41 km) SSEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,041.34 miles (17,769.27 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1111,029.39 miles (17,750.04 km) SEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1211,023.43 miles (17,740.45 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1311,016.65 miles (17,729.53 km) SEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1410,996.78 miles (17,697.57 km) SSESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1510,990.34 miles (17,687.19 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport