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EIL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EIL / PAEI
Airport Names:
  1. Eielson Air Force Base
  2. Eielson AFB
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 64°39'56"N by 147°6'5"W
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Facts about Eielson Air Force Base (EIL):

  • In addition to being known as "Eielson Air Force Base", another name for EIL is "Eielson AFB".
  • Until 2007, Eielson was a front line base, deploying fighter and bomber units around the world as well as providing for the defense of Alaska.
  • Eielson is home to the 354th Fighter Wing which is part of the Eleventh Air Force of Pacific Air Forces.
  • The closest airport to Eielson Air Force Base (EIL) is Ladd Army Airfield (FBK), which is located only 19 miles (31 kilometers) NW of EIL.
  • The furthest airport from Eielson Air Force Base (EIL) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,295 miles (16,568 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Within the first year of its arrival the 354 FW hosted an Arctic combat search and rescue exercise between the United States, Canada, and Russia.
  • The 58th Weather Squadron remained at Eielson until 8 August 1958.
  • Eielson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska.
  • On 1 December 1947 Strategic Air Command B-29 Superfortress bombers arrived at 26-Mile Airfield with the deployment of the 97th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, from Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas.
  • The Air Defense Command deployed interceptors to Eielson during the 1960s.
  • Headquarters USAF General Order 2, dated 13 January 1948, redesignated Mile 26 as Eielson AFB.

Map of Nearest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
119.23 miles (30.95 km) NWLadd Army Airfield (FBK)Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright, Alaska, United StatesView Ladd Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Ladd Army Airfield Set FBK as destination Airport Get more information about Ladd Army Airfield
224.54 miles (39.49 km) WNWFairbanks International Airport (FAI)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Fairbanks International Airport on a map View satellite image of Fairbanks International Airport Set FAI as destination Airport Get more information about Fairbanks International Airport
359.01 miles (94.97 km) WNenana Municipal Airport (ENN)Nenana, Alaska, United StatesView Nenana Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Nenana Municipal Airport Set ENN as destination Airport Get more information about Nenana Municipal Airport
459.31 miles (95.46 km) SEDelta Junction Airport (DJN)Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Delta Junction Airport on a map View satellite image of Delta Junction Airport Set DJN as destination Airport Get more information about Delta Junction Airport
562.08 miles (99.91 km) SEAllen Army Airfield (BIG)Fort Greely, Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Allen Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Allen Army Airfield Set BIG as destination Airport Get more information about Allen Army Airfield
674.32 miles (119.61 km) WNWMinto Al Wright Airport (MNT)Minto, Alaska, United StatesView Minto Al Wright Airport on a map View satellite image of Minto Al Wright Airport Set MNT as destination Airport Get more information about Minto Al Wright Airport
784.35 miles (135.75 km) SWMcKinley National Park Airport (MCL)McKinley Park, Alaska, United StatesView McKinley National Park Airport on a map View satellite image of McKinley National Park Airport Set MCL as destination Airport Get more information about McKinley National Park Airport
885.66 miles (137.86 km) ESEHealy River Airport (HKB)Healy Lake, Alaska, United StatesView Healy River Airport on a map View satellite image of Healy River Airport Set HKB as destination Airport Get more information about Healy River Airport
992.02 miles (148.08 km) NECircle Hot Springs Airport (CHP)Circle Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Circle Hot Springs Airport on a map View satellite image of Circle Hot Springs Airport Set CHP as destination Airport Get more information about Circle Hot Springs Airport
1092.13 miles (148.26 km) NECentral Airport (CEM)Central, Alaska, United StatesView Central Airport on a map View satellite image of Central Airport Set CEM as destination Airport Get more information about Central Airport
11105.87 miles (170.38 km) NWRampart Airport (RMP)Rampart, Alaska, United StatesView Rampart Airport on a map View satellite image of Rampart Airport Set RMP as destination Airport Get more information about Rampart Airport
12106.58 miles (171.53 km) WNWManley Hot Springs Airport (MLY)Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Manley Hot Springs Airport on a map View satellite image of Manley Hot Springs Airport Set MLY as destination Airport Get more information about Manley Hot Springs Airport
13109.02 miles (175.45 km) NNWStevens Village Airport (SVS)Stevens Village, Alaska, United StatesView Stevens Village Airport on a map View satellite image of Stevens Village Airport Set SVS as destination Airport Get more information about Stevens Village Airport
14110.73 miles (178.20 km) SWSummit Airport (UMM)Summit, Alaska, United StatesView Summit Airport on a map View satellite image of Summit Airport Set UMM as destination Airport Get more information about Summit Airport
15117.00 miles (188.30 km) NNEBirch Creek Airport (KBC)Birch Creek, Alaska, United StatesView Birch Creek Airport on a map View satellite image of Birch Creek Airport Set KBC as destination Airport Get more information about Birch Creek Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,294.82 miles (16,567.87 km) SSEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Elizabeth International Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,272.65 miles (16,532.19 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map View satellite image of George Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,272.20 miles (16,531.45 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Alfred Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,240.74 miles (16,480.83 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map View satellite image of East London Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,232.10 miles (16,466.93 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cape Town International Airport Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,141.32 miles (16,320.83 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map View satellite image of Mthatha Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,098.42 miles (16,251.80 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map View satellite image of Margate Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,027.05 miles (16,136.93 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map View satellite image of Lebakeng Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,021.32 miles (16,127.70 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map View satellite image of Semonkong Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,016.69 miles (16,120.27 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map View satellite image of Lesobeng Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1110,015.39 miles (16,118.17 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map View satellite image of Mafeteng Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1210,014.79 miles (16,117.20 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map View satellite image of Pietermaritzburg Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,013.90 miles (16,115.78 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map View satellite image of King Shaka International Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
149,993.38 miles (16,082.74 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map View satellite image of Moshoeshoe I International Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
159,986.33 miles (16,071.40 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map View satellite image of Mokhotlong Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport