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HKS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: HKS / KHKS
Airport Names:
  1. Hawkins Field
  2. (former Jackson Army Air Base)
Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°20'4"N by 90°13'20"W
Area Served: Jackson, Mississippi
Operator/Owner: City of Jackson
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 341 feet (104 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Hawkins Field (HKS):

  • The closest airport to Hawkins Field (HKS) is Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN), which is located only 9 miles (14 kilometers) E of HKS.
  • The furthest airport from Hawkins Field (HKS) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,975 miles (17,662 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • Because of Hawkins Field's relatively low elevation of 341 feet, planes can take off or land at Hawkins Field 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.
  • A Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down Tuesday, November 13, 2012, killing the 3 people on board in a nearby neighborhood of single-family homes.
  • In addition to being known as "Hawkins Field", another name for HKS is "(former Jackson Army Air Base)".
  • In addition to the airfield, the building of a large support base with several hundred buildings, numerous streets, and a utility network was carried out with barracks, various administrative buildings, maintenance shops and hangars.
  • Hawkins Field (HKS) has 2 runways.
  • On July 1, 1962, the Lockheed C-121 Constellation aircraft arrived in Mississippi and the squadron was redesignated as the MATS' 172d Air Transport Squadron.
  • On July 1, 1944, Jackson Army Air Base was transferred to the Third Air Force.

Map of Nearest Airports from Hawkins Field:

List of Nearest Airports from Hawkins Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.72 miles (14.03 km) EJackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN)Jackson, Mississippi, United StatesView Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport on a map Set JAN as destination Airport Get more information about Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport
276.63 miles (123.33 km) SEHesler-Noble Field (LUL)Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hesler-Noble Field on a map Set LUL as destination Airport Get more information about Hesler-Noble Field
379.31 miles (127.64 km) SEHattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)Hattiesburg/Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport on a map Set PIB as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport
480.31 miles (129.25 km) SWNatchez–Adams County Airport (HEZ)Natchez, Mississippi, United StatesView Natchez–Adams County Airport on a map Set HEZ as destination Airport Get more information about Natchez–Adams County Airport
580.51 miles (129.56 km) NGreenwood-Leflore Airport (GWO)Greenwood, Mississippi, United StatesView Greenwood-Leflore Airport on a map Set GWO as destination Airport Get more information about Greenwood-Leflore Airport
681.23 miles (130.73 km) SMcComb-Pike County Airport (MCB)McComb, Mississippi, United StatesView McComb-Pike County Airport on a map Set MCB as destination Airport Get more information about McComb-Pike County Airport
785.85 miles (138.16 km) EKey Field Air National Guard Base (MEI)Meridian, Mississippi, United StatesView Key Field Air National Guard Base on a map Set MEI as destination Airport Get more information about Key Field Air National Guard Base
890.84 miles (146.19 km) NNWMid-Delta Regional Airport (GLH)Greenville, Mississippi, United StatesView Mid-Delta Regional Airport on a map Set GLH as destination Airport Get more information about Mid-Delta Regional Airport
993.30 miles (150.15 km) SEHattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HBG)Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport on a map Set HBG as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
10106.57 miles (171.50 km) WMonroe Regional Airport (MLU)Monroe, Louisiana, United StatesView Monroe Regional Airport on a map Set MLU as destination Airport Get more information about Monroe Regional Airport
11112.59 miles (181.19 km) WNWZ. M. Jack Stell Field (CRT)Crossett, Arkansas, United StatesView Z. M. Jack Stell Field on a map Set CRT as destination Airport Get more information about Z. M. Jack Stell Field
12121.96 miles (196.28 km) NEGolden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR)Columbus/West Point/Starkville, Mississippi, United StatesView Golden Triangle Regional Airport on a map Set GTR as destination Airport Get more information about Golden Triangle Regional Airport
13129.21 miles (207.94 km) ENEGeorge Downer Airport (AIV)Aliceville, Alabama, United StatesView George Downer Airport on a map Set AIV as destination Airport Get more information about George Downer Airport
14132.37 miles (213.03 km) NEColumbus-Lowndes County Airport (UBS)Columbus, Mississippi, United StatesView Columbus-Lowndes County Airport on a map Set UBS as destination Airport Get more information about Columbus-Lowndes County Airport
15133.96 miles (215.58 km) SWFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Hawkins Field:

List of Furthest Airports from Hawkins Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,974.69 miles (17,662.01 km) SSWCocos (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
210,971.22 miles (17,656.42 km) WMargaret 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
310,953.09 miles (17,627.24 km) WBusselton 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
410,941.66 miles (17,608.85 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
510,940.87 miles (17,607.58 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
610,937.13 miles (17,601.56 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
710,936.60 miles (17,600.71 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
810,935.71 miles (17,599.28 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
910,933.57 miles (17,595.84 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1010,914.61 miles (17,565.31 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1110,912.80 miles (17,562.41 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1210,908.14 miles (17,554.91 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1310,902.73 miles (17,546.20 km) WSWCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1410,883.77 miles (17,515.68 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,867.73 miles (17,489.87 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport