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IATA / ICAO Codes: NIP / KNIP
Airport Names:
  1. NAS Jacksonville
  2. Towers Field
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
GPS Coordinates: 30°14'8"N by 81°40'50"W
Operator/Owner: United States Navy
Airport Type: Military: Naval Air Station
Elevation: 22 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about NAS Jacksonville (NIP):

  • During World War I, the area now occupied by NAS Jacksonville, often referred to colloquially as "NAS Jax", was named Camp Joseph E.
  • In 1973, with the assignment of Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing One, the station’s primary mission became antisubmarine warfare.
  • NAS Jacksonville (NIP) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "NAS Jacksonville", another name for NIP is "Towers Field".
  • The first detail of Marines arrived from Parris Island, South Carolina on June 4, 1940 to secure the 3,250-acre area, setting up a barracks in a former residence on Allegheny Road.
  • The furthest airport from NAS Jacksonville (NIP) is Shark Bay Airport (MJK), which is located 11,460 miles (18,444 kilometers) away in Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia.
  • With the BRAC-directed closure of NAS Brunswick, Maine by mid-2011, Patrol Squadron EIGHT, Patrol Squadron TEN, Patrol Squadron TWENTY-SIX, Special Projects Patrol Squadron ONE and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIXTY-TWO began relocating to NAS Jacksonville in 2007 with their P-3C and C-130T aircraft, with all of these squadrons in place at NAS Jacksonville by late 2010.
  • The closest airport to NAS Jacksonville (NIP) is Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) NE of NIP.
  • Increased training and construction characterized NAS Jacksonville’s response to America’s entry into World War II.
  • Because of NAS Jacksonville's relatively low elevation of 22 feet, planes can take off or land at NAS Jacksonville 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.

Map of Nearest Airports from NAS Jacksonville:

List of Nearest Airports from NAS Jacksonville:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112.10 miles (19.48 km) NEJacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG)Jacksonville, Florida, United StatesView Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport on a map View satellite image of Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport Set CRG as destination Airport Get more information about Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport
212.95 miles (20.85 km) NImeson FieldJacksonville Army AirfieldNaval Auxiliary Air Station Jacksonville #1 (IJX)Jacksonville, Illinois, United StatesView Imeson FieldJacksonville Army AirfieldNaval Auxiliary Air Station Jacksonville #1 on a map View satellite image of Imeson FieldJacksonville Army AirfieldNaval Auxiliary Air Station Jacksonville #1 Set IJX as destination Airport Get more information about Imeson FieldJacksonville Army AirfieldNaval Auxiliary Air Station Jacksonville #1
317.85 miles (28.73 km) NJacksonville International Airport (JAX)Jacksonville, Florida, United StatesView Jacksonville International Airport on a map View satellite image of Jacksonville International Airport Set JAX as destination Airport Get more information about Jacksonville International Airport
418.74 miles (30.16 km) NENaval Station Mayport (NRB)Mayport, Florida, United StatesView Naval Station Mayport on a map View satellite image of Naval Station Mayport Set NRB as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Station Mayport
527.94 miles (44.96 km) SENortheast Florida Regional Airport (UST)St. Augustine, Florida, United StatesView Northeast Florida Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Northeast Florida Regional Airport Set UST as destination Airport Get more information about Northeast Florida Regional Airport
651.71 miles (83.22 km) SWGainesville Regional Airport (GNV)Gainesville, Florida, United StatesView Gainesville Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Gainesville Regional Airport Set GNV as destination Airport Get more information about Gainesville Regional Airport
753.65 miles (86.34 km) WLake City Gateway Airport (LCQ)Lake City, Florida, United StatesView Lake City Gateway Airport on a map View satellite image of Lake City Gateway Airport Set LCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Lake City Gateway Airport
865.59 miles (105.55 km) NNEMalcolm McKinnon Airport (SSI)Brunswick, Georgia, United StatesView Malcolm McKinnon Airport on a map View satellite image of Malcolm McKinnon Airport Set SSI as destination Airport Get more information about Malcolm McKinnon Airport
971.82 miles (115.59 km) NBrunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK)Brunswick, Georgia, United StatesView Brunswick Golden Isles Airport on a map View satellite image of Brunswick Golden Isles Airport Set BQK as destination Airport Get more information about Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
1080.39 miles (129.37 km) SSWOcala International Airport (OCF)Ocala, Florida, United StatesView Ocala International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ocala International Airport Set OCF as destination Airport Get more information about Ocala International Airport
1181.60 miles (131.32 km) SSEDaytona Beach International Airport (DAB)Daytona Beach, Florida, United StatesView Daytona Beach International Airport on a map View satellite image of Daytona Beach International Airport Set DAB as destination Airport Get more information about Daytona Beach International Airport
1281.88 miles (131.78 km) NNWWaycross-Ware County AirportWaycross Army Airfield (AYS)Waycross, Georgia, United StatesView Waycross-Ware County AirportWaycross Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Waycross-Ware County AirportWaycross Army Airfield Set AYS as destination Airport Get more information about Waycross-Ware County AirportWaycross Army Airfield
1394.82 miles (152.60 km) WSWCross City Airport (CTY)Cross City, Florida, United StatesView Cross City Airport on a map View satellite image of Cross City Airport Set CTY as destination Airport Get more information about Cross City Airport
1497.91 miles (157.58 km) SLeesburg International Airport (LEE)Leesburg, Florida, United StatesView Leesburg International Airport on a map View satellite image of Leesburg International Airport Set LEE as destination Airport Get more information about Leesburg International Airport
15102.18 miles (164.45 km) WNWValdosta Regional AirportValdosta Army Auxiliary Airfield (VLD)Valdosta, Georgia, United StatesView Valdosta Regional AirportValdosta Army Auxiliary Airfield on a map View satellite image of Valdosta Regional AirportValdosta Army Auxiliary Airfield Set VLD as destination Airport Get more information about Valdosta Regional AirportValdosta Army Auxiliary Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from NAS Jacksonville:

List of Furthest Airports from NAS Jacksonville:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,460.36 miles (18,443.62 km) WSWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
211,458.14 miles (18,440.04 km) WKalbarri 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
311,447.30 miles (18,422.60 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
411,439.03 miles (18,409.29 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
511,427.35 miles (18,390.49 km) WSWCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
611,423.15 miles (18,383.73 km) WSWMargaret 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
711,412.02 miles (18,365.82 km) WSWRottnest 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
811,408.87 miles (18,360.75 km) WSWBusselton 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
911,396.08 miles (18,340.16 km) WSWBunbury 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
1011,394.97 miles (18,338.38 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1111,391.78 miles (18,333.25 km) WSWJandakot 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
1211,387.16 miles (18,325.81 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
1311,373.22 miles (18,303.38 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1411,360.50 miles (18,282.91 km) WSWManjimup 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
1511,315.74 miles (18,210.87 km) WSWRAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map View satellite image of RAAF Learmonth Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth