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BIX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BIX / KBIX
Airport Names:
  1. Keesler Air Force Base
  2. Keesler AFB
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
GPS Coordinates: 30°24'41"N by 88°55'24"W
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Facts about Keesler Air Force Base (BIX):

  • In early 1956, Keesler entered the missile age by opening a ground support training program for the Atlas missile.
  • In early January 1941, Biloxi city officials assembled a formal offer to invite the United States Army to build a base to support the World War II training buildup.
  • The furthest airport from Keesler Air Force Base (BIX) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,125 miles (17,904 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • The 81 TW is responsible for the technical training of airmen in select skill areas immediately following their completion of basic training as well as providing additional or recurrent training they will need for upcoming assignments.
  • In late May 1947, the Radar School arrived on Keesler making it responsible for operating the two largest military technical schools in the United States.
  • Congress initially appropriated $6 million for construction at Biloxi and an additional $2 million for equipment.
  • Finally, Keesler is also home to CNATTU Keesler, a training unit for Navy and Marine Corps enlisted personnel receiving training at Keesler, such as enlisted meteorology training, with their Air Force counterparts.
  • There was also quite a bit of damage when Hurricane Camille passed over Biloxi in 1969.
  • Keesler continued to focus upon specialized training in B-24 maintenance until mid-1944.
  • In addition to being known as "Keesler Air Force Base", another name for BIX is "Keesler AFB".
  • The closest airport to Keesler Air Force Base (BIX) is Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport (GPT), which is located only 9 miles (14 kilometers) W of BIX.

Map of Nearest Airports from Keesler Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Keesler Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.73 miles (14.05 km) WGulfport–Biloxi International Airport (GPT)Gulfport, Mississippi, United StatesView Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport on a map View satellite image of Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport Set GPT as destination Airport Get more information about Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport
223.76 miles (38.24 km) ETrent Lott International Airport (PGL)Pascagoula, Mississippi, United StatesView Trent Lott International Airport on a map View satellite image of Trent Lott International Airport Set PGL as destination Airport Get more information about Trent Lott International Airport
344.89 miles (72.25 km) ENEMobile Regional Airport (MOB)Mobile, Alabama, United StatesView Mobile Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Mobile Regional Airport Set MOB as destination Airport Get more information about Mobile Regional Airport
453.05 miles (85.38 km) ENEMobile Downtown Airport (BFM)Mobile, Alabama, United StatesView Mobile Downtown Airport on a map View satellite image of Mobile Downtown Airport Set BFM as destination Airport Get more information about Mobile Downtown Airport
562.13 miles (99.98 km) NNWHattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HBG)Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport Set HBG as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
670.70 miles (113.79 km) WSWLakefront Airport (NEW)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Lakefront Airport on a map View satellite image of Lakefront Airport Set NEW as destination Airport Get more information about Lakefront Airport
775.12 miles (120.89 km) EJack Edwards Airport (GUF)Gulf Shores, Alabama, United StatesView Jack Edwards Airport on a map View satellite image of Jack Edwards Airport Set GUF as destination Airport Get more information about Jack Edwards Airport
875.69 miles (121.81 km) WSWSouthern Seaplane Airport (BCS)Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United StatesView Southern Seaplane Airport on a map View satellite image of Southern Seaplane Airport Set BCS as destination Airport Get more information about Southern Seaplane Airport
976.79 miles (123.58 km) ENOLF Barin (NHX)Foley, Alabama, United StatesView NOLF Barin on a map View satellite image of NOLF Barin Set NHX as destination Airport Get more information about NOLF Barin
1076.95 miles (123.84 km) NNWHattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)Hattiesburg/Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport Set PIB as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport
1177.79 miles (125.20 km) WSWNaval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NBG)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Set NBG as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
1284.76 miles (136.41 km) WSWLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on a map View satellite image of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Set MSY as destination Airport Get more information about Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
1388.41 miles (142.28 km) NHesler-Noble Field (LUL)Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hesler-Noble Field on a map View satellite image of Hesler-Noble Field Set LUL as destination Airport Get more information about Hesler-Noble Field
1494.54 miles (152.14 km) ENOLF Saufley Field (NUN)Pensacola, Florida, United StatesView NOLF Saufley Field on a map View satellite image of NOLF Saufley Field Set NUN as destination Airport Get more information about NOLF Saufley Field
1596.52 miles (155.34 km) ENaval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field (NPA)Pensacola, Florida, United StatesView Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field Set NPA as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field

Map of Furthest Airports from Keesler Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Keesler Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,125.02 miles (17,903.94 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
211,033.58 miles (17,756.78 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
311,026.46 miles (17,745.33 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
411,015.37 miles (17,727.48 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
511,014.28 miles (17,725.73 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
611,009.87 miles (17,718.63 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
711,004.82 miles (17,710.50 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
810,997.88 miles (17,699.33 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
910,990.03 miles (17,686.70 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1010,982.65 miles (17,674.83 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1110,970.28 miles (17,654.91 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1210,964.83 miles (17,646.14 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1310,962.94 miles (17,643.10 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1410,953.53 miles (17,627.96 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1510,941.91 miles (17,609.26 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport