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IAB Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: IAB / KIAB
Airport Names:
  1. McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield
  2. McConnell AFB
Location: Wichita, Kansas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 37°37'23"N by 97°16'1"W
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Facts about McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield (IAB):

  • Wichita Army Airfield
  • Air Training Command was host at the base from 1951 through 1958, training B-47 aircrews.
  • By the summer of 1950, Boeing was ready to turn out the first production models of the B-47, and the United States Air Force sought to make Wichita Airport a permanent military installation.
  • The furthest airport from McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield (IAB) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 10,740 miles (17,285 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • The closest airport to McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield (IAB) is Cessna Aircraft Field (CEA), which is located only 2 miles (3 kilometers) NNE of IAB.
  • In addition to being known as "McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield", another name for IAB is "McConnell AFB".
  • Air Materiel Command's mission at the airport was to accept, service and coordinate the transfer of newly produced Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers to other installations.
  • The wing maintained proficiency in tactical fighter operations, and later also functioned as an F-105 replacement training unit and assisted Air National Guard units in their conversion to the F-105 when the Thunderchief left first-line service.
  • McConnell's primary mission is to provide global reach by conducting air refueling and airlift where and when needed.

Map of Nearest Airports from McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports from McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
11.99 miles (3.20 km) NNECessna Aircraft Field (CEA)Wichita, Kansas, United StatesView Cessna Aircraft Field on a map View satellite image of Cessna Aircraft Field Set CEA as destination Airport Get more information about Cessna Aircraft Field
25.70 miles (9.17 km) NNEBeech Factory Airport (BEC)Wichita, Kansas, United StatesView Beech Factory Airport on a map View satellite image of Beech Factory Airport Set BEC as destination Airport Get more information about Beech Factory Airport
39.26 miles (14.91 km) WNWWichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT)Wichita, Kansas, United StatesView Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on a map View satellite image of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Set ICT as destination Airport Get more information about Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
426.71 miles (42.99 km) ENECaptain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport (EDK)El Dorado, Kansas, United StatesView Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport on a map View satellite image of Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport Set EDK as destination Airport Get more information about Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport
530.08 miles (48.40 km) NNewton City-County Airport (EWK)Newton, Kansas, United StatesView Newton City-County Airport on a map View satellite image of Newton City-County Airport Set EWK as destination Airport Get more information about Newton City-County Airport
633.84 miles (54.45 km) SSEStrother Field (WLD)Winfield/Arkansas City, Kansas, United StatesView Strother Field on a map View satellite image of Strother Field Set WLD as destination Airport Get more information about Strother Field
744.53 miles (71.66 km) NWHutchinson Municipal Airport (HUT)Hutchinson, Kansas, United StatesView Hutchinson Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Hutchinson Municipal Airport Set HUT as destination Airport Get more information about Hutchinson Municipal Airport
854.95 miles (88.43 km) SWAnthony Municipal Airport (ANY)Anthony, Kansas, United StatesView Anthony Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Anthony Municipal Airport Set ANY as destination Airport Get more information about Anthony Municipal Airport
957.22 miles (92.09 km) SEarl Henry Airport (BWL)Blackwell, Oklahoma, United StatesView Earl Henry Airport on a map View satellite image of Earl Henry Airport Set BWL as destination Airport Get more information about Earl Henry Airport
1062.26 miles (100.19 km) SPonca City Regional Airport (PNC)Ponca City, Oklahoma, United StatesView Ponca City Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ponca City Regional Airport Set PNC as destination Airport Get more information about Ponca City Regional Airport
1176.37 miles (122.90 km) NEEmporia Municipal Airport (EMP)Emporia, Kansas, United StatesView Emporia Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Emporia Municipal Airport Set EMP as destination Airport Get more information about Emporia Municipal Airport
1277.29 miles (124.39 km) SWKegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field (CKA)Cherokee, Oklahoma, United StatesView Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field on a map View satellite image of Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field Set CKA as destination Airport Get more information about Kegelman Air Force Auxiliary Field
1381.12 miles (130.55 km) WPratt Regional Airport (PTT)Pratt, Kansas, United StatesView Pratt Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Pratt Regional Airport Set PTT as destination Airport Get more information about Pratt Regional Airport
1483.33 miles (134.11 km) NNWSalina Regional Airport (SLN)Salina, Kansas, United StatesView Salina Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Salina Regional Airport Set SLN as destination Airport Get more information about Salina Regional Airport
1587.81 miles (141.32 km) ESEIndependence Municipal Airport (IDP)Independence, Kansas, United StatesView Independence Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Independence Municipal Airport Set IDP as destination Airport Get more information about Independence Municipal Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from McConnell Air Force Base Wichita Army Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,740.35 miles (17,284.87 km) SESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
210,613.71 miles (17,081.06 km) WMargaret 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
310,592.19 miles (17,046.44 km) WBusselton 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
410,570.38 miles (17,011.34 km) WBunbury 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
510,563.66 miles (17,000.52 km) WManjimup 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
610,545.86 miles (16,971.87 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
710,529.43 miles (16,945.43 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
810,527.19 miles (16,941.83 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
910,523.83 miles (16,936.42 km) ESESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
1010,520.84 miles (16,931.61 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
1110,501.35 miles (16,900.25 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
1210,489.96 miles (16,881.92 km) WSWKalbarri 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
1310,485.79 miles (16,875.19 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
1410,475.47 miles (16,858.60 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
1510,469.15 miles (16,848.42 km) WKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport