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IATA / ICAO Codes: NPA / KNPA
Airport Names:
  1. Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field
  2. KNPA - FAA: NPA
Location: Pensacola, Florida, United States
GPS Coordinates: 30°21'15"N by 87°18'20"W
Operator/Owner: United States Navy
Airport Type: Military: Naval Air Station
Elevation: 28 feet (9 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field (NPA):

  • On 20 January 1914, LCdr.
  • Because of Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field's relatively low elevation of 28 feet, planes can take off or land at Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman 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.
  • Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field (NPA) has 3 runways.
  • The Navy Department awakened to the possibilities of naval aviation through the efforts of Captain Washington Irving Chambers.
  • The furthest airport from Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field (NPA) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,154 miles (17,951 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • In 1971, NAS Pensacola was picked as the headquarters site for CNET, a new command which combined direction and control of all Navy education and training activities and organizations.
  • In the years following World War I, aviation training slowed down.
  • In addition to being known as "Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field", another name for NPA is "KNPA - FAA: NPA".
  • The closest airport to Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field (NPA) is NOLF Saufley Field (NUN), which is located only 8 miles (13 kilometers) NNW of NPA.
  • The site now occupied by NAS Pensacola has been controlled by varying nations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field:

List of Nearest Airports from Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.22 miles (13.22 km) NNWNOLF Saufley Field (NUN)Pensacola, Florida, United StatesView NOLF Saufley Field on a map View satellite image of NOLF Saufley Field Set NUN as destination Airport Get more information about NOLF Saufley Field
210.86 miles (17.48 km) NEPensacola International Airport (PNS)Pensacola, Florida, United StatesView Pensacola International Airport on a map View satellite image of Pensacola International Airport Set PNS as destination Airport Get more information about Pensacola International Airport
319.80 miles (31.87 km) WNOLF Barin (NHX)Foley, Alabama, United StatesView NOLF Barin on a map View satellite image of NOLF Barin Set NHX as destination Airport Get more information about NOLF Barin
422.28 miles (35.86 km) WSWJack Edwards Airport (GUF)Gulf Shores, Alabama, United StatesView Jack Edwards Airport on a map View satellite image of Jack Edwards Airport Set GUF as destination Airport Get more information about Jack Edwards Airport
530.63 miles (49.30 km) NNENAS Whiting Field - North (NSE)Milton, Florida, United StatesView NAS Whiting Field - North on a map View satellite image of NAS Whiting Field - North Set NSE as destination Airport Get more information about NAS Whiting Field - North
647.34 miles (76.19 km) ENorthwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)Valaparaiso (near Fort Walton Beach), Florida, United StatesView Northwest Florida Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Northwest Florida Regional Airport Set VPS as destination Airport Get more information about Northwest Florida Regional Airport
749.15 miles (79.10 km) WNWMobile Downtown Airport (BFM)Mobile, Alabama, United StatesView Mobile Downtown Airport on a map View satellite image of Mobile Downtown Airport Set BFM as destination Airport Get more information about Mobile Downtown Airport
849.82 miles (80.18 km) EDestin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI)Destin, Florida, United StatesView Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport on a map View satellite image of Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport Set DSI as destination Airport Get more information about Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport
950.89 miles (81.90 km) ENEDuke FieldEglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #3 (EGI)Crestview, Florida, United StatesView Duke FieldEglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #3 on a map View satellite image of Duke FieldEglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #3 Set EGI as destination Airport Get more information about Duke FieldEglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #3
1055.08 miles (88.63 km) ENEBob Sikes Airport (CEW)Crestview, Florida, United StatesView Bob Sikes Airport on a map View satellite image of Bob Sikes Airport Set CEW as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Sikes Airport
1160.45 miles (97.29 km) WNWMobile Regional Airport (MOB)Mobile, Alabama, United StatesView Mobile Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Mobile Regional Airport Set MOB as destination Airport Get more information about Mobile Regional Airport
1273.30 miles (117.96 km) WTrent Lott International Airport (PGL)Pascagoula, Mississippi, United StatesView Trent Lott International Airport on a map View satellite image of Trent Lott International Airport Set PGL as destination Airport Get more information about Trent Lott International Airport
1376.32 miles (122.82 km) NMonroe County Airport (MVC)Monroeville, Alabama, United StatesView Monroe County Airport on a map View satellite image of Monroe County Airport Set MVC as destination Airport Get more information about Monroe County Airport
1490.03 miles (144.88 km) ENorthwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)Panama City, Florida, United StatesView Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport on a map View satellite image of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Set ECP as destination Airport Get more information about Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
1596.52 miles (155.34 km) WKeesler Air Force Base (BIX)Biloxi, Mississippi, United StatesView Keesler Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Keesler Air Force Base Set BIX as destination Airport Get more information about Keesler Air Force Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field:

List of Furthest Airports from Naval Air Station PensacolaForrest Sherman Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,154.08 miles (17,950.70 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
211,129.65 miles (17,911.39 km) WShark 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
311,122.99 miles (17,900.67 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
411,111.71 miles (17,882.52 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
511,105.72 miles (17,872.88 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
611,105.45 miles (17,872.45 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
711,100.34 miles (17,864.22 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
811,089.71 miles (17,847.12 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
911,084.06 miles (17,838.02 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
1011,074.95 miles (17,823.37 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
1111,064.20 miles (17,806.06 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
1211,059.33 miles (17,798.23 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
1311,058.92 miles (17,797.56 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
1411,044.53 miles (17,774.41 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
1511,038.04 miles (17,763.95 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