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EDW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EDW / KEDW
Airport Name: Edwards Air Force Base
Location: Edwards, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 34°54'20"N by 117°53'0"W
Operator/Owner: United States Air Force
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Facts about Edwards Air Force Base (EDW):

  • The closest airport to Edwards Air Force Base (EDW) is Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV), which is located only 19 miles (30 kilometers) NW of EDW.
  • The P-59s were tested at Muroc from October 1942 through February 1944 without a single accident and, though the aircraft did not prove to be combat worthy, the successful conduct of its test program, combined with the success of the Lockheed XP-80 program which followed it in early 1944, sealed the future destiny of the remote high desert installation.
  • With the end of the war, Fourth Air Force relinquished command of Muroc Army Airfield on 16 October 1945 and jurisdiction was transferred to Air Technical Service Command, becoming Air Materiel Command in 1946.
  • The Main Base is also the home of the Benefield Anechoic Facility, an electromagnetic and radio frequency testing building.
  • As a military airbase, civilian access is severely restricted, but is possible with prior coordination and good reason.
  • With the arrival of the Bell Aircraft P-59 Airacomet jet fighter, the Mojave Desert station was chosen as a secluded site for testing this super-secret airplane.
  • Notable occurrences at Edwards include Chuck Yeager's flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, test flights of the North American X-15, the first landings of the Space Shuttle, and the 1986 around-the-world flight of the Rutan Voyager.
  • The furthest airport from Edwards Air Force Base (EDW) is Pierrefonds Airport (ZSE), which is located 11,414 miles (18,369 kilometers) away in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.

Map of Nearest Airports from Edwards Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Edwards Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
118.53 miles (29.82 km) NWMojave 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
222.14 miles (35.63 km) WSWGeneral 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
322.22 miles (35.77 km) SSWPalmdale 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
435.21 miles (56.66 km) WNWTehachapi 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
535.50 miles (57.14 km) SESouthern California Logistics Airport (VCV)Victorville, California, United StatesView Southern California Logistics Airport on a map Set VCV as destination Airport Get more information about Southern California Logistics Airport
645.70 miles (73.55 km) ESEApple Valley Airport (APV)Apple Valley, California, United StatesView Apple Valley Airport on a map Set APV as destination Airport Get more information about Apple Valley Airport
752.12 miles (83.88 km) NInyokern Airport (IYK)Inyokern, California, United StatesView Inyokern Airport on a map Set IYK as destination Airport Get more information about Inyokern Airport
853.87 miles (86.70 km) SWWhiteman Airport (WHP)Los Angeles, California, United StatesView Whiteman Airport on a map Set WHP as destination Airport Get more information about Whiteman Airport
955.71 miles (89.65 km) SSWBob Hope Airport (BUR)Burbank, California, United StatesView Bob Hope Airport on a map Set BUR as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Hope Airport
1055.98 miles (90.09 km) SSECable Airport (CCB)Upland, California, United StatesView Cable Airport on a map Set CCB as destination Airport Get more information about Cable Airport
1156.53 miles (90.98 km) SBrackett Field (POC)La Verne, California, United StatesView Brackett Field on a map Set POC as destination Airport Get more information about Brackett Field
1257.27 miles (92.16 km) SSan Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport (EMT)El Monte, California, United StatesView San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport on a map Set EMT as destination Airport Get more information about San Gabriel Valley (El Monte) Airport
1359.18 miles (95.24 km) SWVan Nuys Airport (VNY)Van Nuys, California, United StatesView Van Nuys Airport on a map Set VNY as destination Airport Get more information about Van Nuys Airport
1460.86 miles (97.94 km) SSELA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)Ontario (near Los Angeles), California, United StatesView LA/Ontario International Airport on a map Set ONT as destination Airport Get more information about LA/Ontario International Airport
1562.28 miles (100.23 km) EBarstow-Daggett Airport (DAG)Daggett, California, United StatesView Barstow-Daggett Airport on a map Set DAG as destination Airport Get more information about Barstow-Daggett Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Edwards Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Edwards Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,414.23 miles (18,369.37 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
211,400.85 miles (18,347.84 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
311,388.63 miles (18,328.18 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
411,387.41 miles (18,326.22 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
511,304.13 miles (18,192.19 km) ESETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,181.54 miles (17,994.90 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
711,174.55 miles (17,983.65 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
811,135.89 miles (17,921.44 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,037.73 miles (17,763.47 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,011.33 miles (17,720.97 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1111,007.64 miles (17,715.04 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
1210,995.36 miles (17,695.27 km) ESEAndavadoaka 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
1310,991.28 miles (17,688.71 km) SESainte 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
1410,983.71 miles (17,676.52 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1510,967.39 miles (17,650.26 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport