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BGS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BGS /
Airport Name: Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield
Location: Big Spring, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°13'5"N by 101°31'17"W
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Facts about Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield (BGS):

  • Activated on 26 June 1942, the mission of Big Spring AAF was to train aviation cadets in high altitude precision bombing as bombardiers.
  • At that time, nearly 6,000 students had graduated and the field's training aircraft had flown approximately 400,000 hours and more than 60 million miles.
  • The base was declared surplus and was turned over to the War Assets Administration after being closed.
  • In 1968, ATC established a single phase-pilot training squadron concept at Webb.
  • Webb AFB was turned over to the General Services Agency for disposal on 1 January 1978 and the property later turned over to the Big Spring Industrial Park.
  • At Webb AFB, the last two pilot training classes completed course work on 30 August 1977, and fixed wing qualification training ended on 1 September 1977.
  • The closest airport to Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield (BGS) is Midland Airpark (MDD), which is located 36 miles (58 kilometers) WSW of BGS.
  • By the mid-1970s, the end of the Vietnam War, the associated financial costs of that conflict and related cuts in USAF force structure and future defense budgets meant a marked decrease in the need for Air Force pilots.
  • The furthest airport from Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield (BGS) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,166 miles (17,969 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • The airfield was activated as Big Spring Air Force Base on 1 October 1951 by the United States Air Force Air Training Command and established the 3560th Pilot Training Wing.

Map of Nearest Airports from Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports from Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
136.16 miles (58.20 km) WSWMidland Airpark (MDD)Midland, Texas, United StatesView Midland Airpark on a map Set MDD as destination Airport Get more information about Midland Airpark
244.16 miles (71.06 km) WSWMidland International AirportMidland Army Airfield (MAF)Midland, Texas, United StatesView Midland International AirportMidland Army Airfield on a map Set MAF as destination Airport Get more information about Midland International AirportMidland Army Airfield
363.95 miles (102.91 km) ENEAvenger Field (SWW)Sweetwater, Texas, United StatesView Avenger Field on a map Set SWW as destination Airport Get more information about Avenger Field
484.73 miles (136.36 km) SESan Angelo Regional Airport (SJT)San Angelo, Texas, United StatesView San Angelo Regional Airport on a map Set SJT as destination Airport Get more information about San Angelo Regional Airport
585.49 miles (137.58 km) SEGoodfellow Air Force Base (GOF)San Angelo, Texas, United StatesView Goodfellow Air Force Base on a map Set GOF as destination Airport Get more information about Goodfellow Air Force Base
698.32 miles (158.23 km) EDyess Air Force Base (DYS)Abilene, Texas, United StatesView Dyess Air Force Base on a map Set DYS as destination Airport Get more information about Dyess Air Force Base
7101.37 miles (163.14 km) NLubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)Lubbock, Texas, United StatesView Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport on a map Set LBB as destination Airport Get more information about Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
8103.01 miles (165.77 km) WSWWinkler County Airport (INK)Wink, Texas, United StatesView Winkler County Airport on a map Set INK as destination Airport Get more information about Winkler County Airport
9104.04 miles (167.44 km) WNWLea County Regional Airport (HOB)Hobbs, New Mexico, United StatesView Lea County Regional Airport on a map Set HOB as destination Airport Get more information about Lea County Regional Airport
10108.18 miles (174.10 km) EAbilene Regional Airport (ABI)Abilene, Texas, United StatesView Abilene Regional Airport on a map Set ABI as destination Airport Get more information about Abilene Regional Airport
11121.70 miles (195.86 km) SWFort Stockton-Pecos County Airport (FST)Fort Stockton, Texas, United StatesView Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport on a map Set FST as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport
12126.77 miles (204.01 km) ESEColeman Municipal Airport (COM)Coleman, Texas, United StatesView Coleman Municipal Airport on a map Set COM as destination Airport Get more information about Coleman Municipal Airport
13130.31 miles (209.71 km) WSWPecos Municipal Airport (PEQ)Pecos, Texas, United StatesView Pecos Municipal Airport on a map Set PEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Pecos Municipal Airport
14135.26 miles (217.67 km) NHale County Airport (PVW)Plainview, Texas, United StatesView Hale County Airport on a map Set PVW as destination Airport Get more information about Hale County Airport
15147.78 miles (237.83 km) ESECurtis Field (BBD)Brady, Texas, United StatesView Curtis Field on a map Set BBD as destination Airport Get more information about Curtis Field

Map of Furthest Airports from Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from Webb Air Force Base Big Spring Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,165.64 miles (17,969.32 km) SESir 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
210,917.56 miles (17,570.07 km) ESESir 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
310,832.81 miles (17,433.68 km) ESEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
410,821.35 miles (17,415.22 km) ESERoland 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
510,628.35 miles (17,104.62 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
610,469.53 miles (16,849.03 km) ETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
710,436.77 miles (16,796.31 km) ESEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
810,383.11 miles (16,709.95 km) ESEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
910,373.92 miles (16,695.17 km) ESEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
1010,365.93 miles (16,682.30 km) ESESainte 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
1110,331.57 miles (16,627.01 km) EAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
1210,324.41 miles (16,615.49 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
1310,305.15 miles (16,584.49 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
1410,304.89 miles (16,584.07 km) ESEAntsirabato Airport (ANM)Antalaha, MadagascarView Antsirabato Airport on a map Set ANM as destination Airport Get more information about Antsirabato Airport
1510,303.61 miles (16,582.00 km) ESEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport