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NKX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NKX / KNKX
Airport Names:
  1. MCAS Miramar,
  2. Mitscher Field
Location: San Diego, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°52'4"N by 117°8'30"W
Operator/Owner: United States Marine Corps
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 478 feet (146 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about MCAS Miramar, (NKX):

  • During the 1930s, the Navy briefly used the air base for helium dirigibles.
  • In 1947, the Marines moved to MCAS El Toro in Orange County, California, and Miramar was redesignated as NAAS Miramar.
  • The airfield is named Mitscher Field after Admiral M.A.
  • MCAS Miramar, (NKX) has 3 runways.
  • The furthest airport from MCAS Miramar, (NKX) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,530 miles (18,556 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • The closest airport to MCAS Miramar, (NKX) is Montgomery Field (MYF), which is located only 4 miles (6 kilometers) S of NKX.
  • Because of MCAS Miramar,'s relatively low elevation of 478 feet, planes can take off or land at MCAS Miramar, 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.
  • In addition to being known as "MCAS Miramar,", another name for NKX is "Mitscher Field".
  • In 2005, the BRAC Commission directed instructor pilots and support personnel from Miramar to Eglin AFB in Florida, sufficient to stand up the Marine Corps' portion of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program Training Site.

Map of Nearest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

List of Nearest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
13.59 miles (5.78 km) SMontgomery Field (MYF)San Diego, California, United StatesView Montgomery Field on a map View satellite image of Montgomery Field Set MYF as destination Airport Get more information about Montgomery Field
29.68 miles (15.58 km) SSWSan Diego International Airport (SAN)San Diego, California, United StatesView San Diego International Airport on a map View satellite image of San Diego International Airport Set SAN as destination Airport Get more information about San Diego International Airport
310.23 miles (16.47 km) ESEGillespie Field (SEE)San Diego / El Cajon, California, United StatesView Gillespie Field on a map View satellite image of Gillespie Field Set SEE as destination Airport Get more information about Gillespie Field
412.41 miles (19.97 km) SSWNAS North Island (NZY)San Diego, California, United StatesView NAS North Island on a map View satellite image of NAS North Island Set NZY as destination Airport Get more information about NAS North Island
519.71 miles (31.71 km) NNWMcClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD)Carlsbad, California, United StatesView McClellan–Palomar Airport on a map View satellite image of McClellan–Palomar Airport Set CLD as destination Airport Get more information about McClellan–Palomar Airport
621.11 miles (33.97 km) SNaval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach (NRS)Imperial Beach, California, United StatesView Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach on a map View satellite image of Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach Set NRS as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach
722.47 miles (36.17 km) SSEBrown Field Municipal Airport (SDM)San Diego, California, United StatesView Brown Field Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Brown Field Municipal Airport Set SDM as destination Airport Get more information about Brown Field Municipal Airport
824.70 miles (39.75 km) SSETijuana International Airport (TIJ)Tijuana, Baja California, MexicoView Tijuana International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tijuana International Airport Set TIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Tijuana International Airport
927.08 miles (43.58 km) NNWBob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) (OCN)Oceanside, California, United StatesView Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) on a map View satellite image of Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) Set OCN as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport)
1054.66 miles (87.97 km) ENEBorrego Valley Airport (BXS)Borrego Springs, California, United StatesView Borrego Valley Airport on a map View satellite image of Borrego Valley Airport Set BXS as destination Airport Get more information about Borrego Valley Airport
1160.24 miles (96.94 km) NHemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field (HMT)Hemet, California, United StatesView Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field on a map View satellite image of Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field Set HMT as destination Airport Get more information about Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field
1265.41 miles (105.27 km) NNWMCAS El Toro (NZJ)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView MCAS El Toro on a map View satellite image of MCAS El Toro Set NZJ as destination Airport Get more information about MCAS El Toro
1369.84 miles (112.39 km) NWJohn Wayne Airport (SNA)Santa Ana, California, United StatesView John Wayne Airport on a map View satellite image of John Wayne Airport Set SNA as destination Airport Get more information about John Wayne Airport
1470.31 miles (113.15 km) NMarch Air Reserve Base (RIV)Riverside, California, United StatesView March Air Reserve Base on a map View satellite image of March Air Reserve Base Set RIV as destination Airport Get more information about March Air Reserve Base
1573.54 miles (118.35 km) ENESalton Sea Airport (SAS)Salton City, California, United StatesView Salton Sea Airport on a map View satellite image of Salton Sea Airport Set SAS as destination Airport Get more information about Salton Sea Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

List of Furthest Airports from MCAS Miramar,:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,530.44 miles (18,556.39 km) SSir 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
211,520.32 miles (18,540.11 km) SSESir 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
311,518.04 miles (18,536.44 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
411,494.33 miles (18,498.28 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
511,335.50 miles (18,242.68 km) ESETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
611,236.69 miles (18,083.66 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map View satellite image of Mananjary Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,205.14 miles (18,032.89 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map View satellite image of Ampanihy Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
811,190.36 miles (18,009.10 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Fianarantsoa Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,118.49 miles (17,893.44 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map View satellite image of Toamasino Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,077.55 miles (17,827.55 km) SESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map View satellite image of Sainte Marie Airport Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1111,076.27 miles (17,825.49 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivato International Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1211,052.78 miles (17,787.68 km) ESEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map View satellite image of Manja Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1311,028.59 miles (17,748.75 km) ESEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Andavadoaka Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1411,023.10 miles (17,739.91 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map View satellite image of Miandrivazo Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1511,019.32 miles (17,733.84 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map View satellite image of Morombe Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport