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FBK Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FBK / PAFB
Airport Names:
  1. Ladd Army Airfield
  2. (Ladd Air Force Base)
Location: Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 64°50'15"N by 147°36'51"W
Area Served: Fort Wainwright
Operator/Owner: United States Army
Airport Type: Military: Army Airfield
Elevation: 454 feet (138 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Ladd Army Airfield (FBK):

  • During 1946-1950, personnel from Ladd laid some of the groundwork of the early Cold War with strategic reconnaissance and Arctic research projects.
  • By the end of the war, 7,926 aircraft were ferried though Ladd Field.
  • The furthest airport from Ladd Army Airfield (FBK) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,286 miles (16,554 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • From the late 1940s into the 1950s, Ladd AFB served as the northern hub for Air Force activities in Alaska.
  • The closest airport to Ladd Army Airfield (FBK) is Fairbanks International Airport (FAI), which is located only 7 miles (12 kilometers) WSW of FBK.
  • In addition to being known as "Ladd Army Airfield", another name for FBK is "(Ladd Air Force Base)".
  • The major use of Ladd Field was primarily cold-weather testing of aircraft and equipment.
  • Testing at Ladd Field began again in 1942, but by 1943 aircraft cold-weather testing had become a second priority, as Ladd became the hub for fighters and bombers destined for the "Forgotten 1,000 Mile War" in the Aleutians against the Japanese or on their way to Soviet forces as part of the Lend-Lease program.
  • Because of Ladd Army Airfield's relatively low elevation of 454 feet, planes can take off or land at Ladd Army Airfield 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.
  • Ladd Army Airfield (FBK) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Ladd Army Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports from Ladd Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.28 miles (11.71 km) WSWFairbanks International Airport (FAI)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Fairbanks International Airport on a map Set FAI as destination Airport Get more information about Fairbanks International Airport
219.23 miles (30.95 km) SEEielson Air Force Base (EIL)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Eielson Air Force Base on a map Set EIL as destination Airport Get more information about Eielson Air Force Base
347.54 miles (76.51 km) WSWNenana Municipal Airport (ENN)Nenana, Alaska, United StatesView Nenana Municipal Airport on a map Set ENN as destination Airport Get more information about Nenana Municipal Airport
455.55 miles (89.39 km) WNWMinto Al Wright Airport (MNT)Minto, Alaska, United StatesView Minto Al Wright Airport on a map Set MNT as destination Airport Get more information about Minto Al Wright Airport
578.44 miles (126.24 km) SEDelta Junction Airport (DJN)Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Delta Junction Airport on a map Set DJN as destination Airport Get more information about Delta Junction Airport
681.12 miles (130.55 km) SEAllen Army Airfield (BIG)Fort Greely, Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Allen Army Airfield on a map Set BIG as destination Airport Get more information about Allen Army Airfield
785.66 miles (137.86 km) SSWMcKinley National Park Airport (MCL)McKinley Park, Alaska, United StatesView McKinley National Park Airport on a map Set MCL as destination Airport Get more information about McKinley National Park Airport
886.69 miles (139.51 km) WNWRampart Airport (RMP)Rampart, Alaska, United StatesView Rampart Airport on a map Set RMP as destination Airport Get more information about Rampart Airport
989.42 miles (143.90 km) WManley Hot Springs Airport (MLY)Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Manley Hot Springs Airport on a map Set MLY as destination Airport Get more information about Manley Hot Springs Airport
1091.39 miles (147.07 km) NNWStevens Village Airport (SVS)Stevens Village, Alaska, United StatesView Stevens Village Airport on a map Set SVS as destination Airport Get more information about Stevens Village Airport
1196.58 miles (155.43 km) ENECentral Airport (CEM)Central, Alaska, United StatesView Central Airport on a map Set CEM as destination Airport Get more information about Central Airport
1297.99 miles (157.70 km) ENECircle Hot Springs Airport (CHP)Circle Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Circle Hot Springs Airport on a map Set CHP as destination Airport Get more information about Circle Hot Springs Airport
1398.83 miles (159.05 km) NWFive Mile Airport (FMC)Five Mile, Alaska, United StatesView Five Mile Airport on a map Set FMC as destination Airport Get more information about Five Mile Airport
14104.78 miles (168.63 km) ESEHealy River Airport (HKB)Healy Lake, Alaska, United StatesView Healy River Airport on a map Set HKB as destination Airport Get more information about Healy River Airport
15105.51 miles (169.81 km) NBeaver Airport (WBQ)Beaver, Alaska, United StatesView Beaver Airport on a map Set WBQ as destination Airport Get more information about Beaver Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Ladd Army Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from Ladd Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,286.15 miles (16,553.91 km) SPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,265.55 miles (16,520.76 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,262.90 miles (16,516.49 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,230.98 miles (16,465.13 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,226.87 miles (16,458.51 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,131.13 miles (16,304.44 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,087.50 miles (16,234.22 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,016.83 miles (16,120.48 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,011.35 miles (16,111.66 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,006.60 miles (16,104.01 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1110,005.78 miles (16,102.70 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1210,003.82 miles (16,099.55 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,002.65 miles (16,097.66 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
149,983.62 miles (16,067.03 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
159,975.91 miles (16,054.63 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport