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NQX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NQX / KNQX
Airport Names:
  1. NAS Key West
  2. Naval Air Station Key West
  3. NQX[1]
Location: Boca Chica Key, Florida, United States
GPS Coordinates: 24°34'32"N by 81°41'20"W
Operator/Owner: United States Navy
Airport Type: Military: Naval Air Station
Elevation: 6 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about NAS Key West (NQX):

  • The furthest airport from NAS Key West (NQX) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,575 miles (18,629 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • During World War I the base was expanded again, and in 1917, a U.S.
  • Naval Base Key West was reopened just prior to the United States' entry into World War II to support Navy destroyers, submarines, patrol craft and PBY flying boat and amphibious aircraft.
  • In addition to being known as "NAS Key West", other names for NQX include "Naval Air Station Key West" and "NQX[1]".
  • NAS Key West (NQX) has 3 runways.
  • NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services, with perfect flying weather year round and unparalleled aerial ranges that offer aircrew training within minutes after takeoff.
  • On January 18, 1918, the first class of student aviators arrived for seaplane training, which launched the station's reputation as a premier training site for Naval Aviators, a reputation which continues today.
  • In 1973, Reconnaissance Attack Wing 1 began relocation from the closing NAS Albany, Georgia with its RA-5C Vigilante, TA-3B Skywarrior and TA-4F/J Skyhawk II aircraft.
  • On a broader scale, NAS Key West's national security mission supports operational and readiness requirements for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Air National Guard and Army National Guard units, other federal agencies, and allied military forces.
  • By 1943, German submarines were operating so near Key West that they were sinking allied ships within sight of land.
  • The closest airport to NAS Key West (NQX) is Key West International Airport (EYW), which is located only 5 miles (7 kilometers) WSW of NQX.
  • Naval Air Base Key West pilots flew in search of German submarines resting on the surface to recharge batteries.
  • Because of NAS Key West's relatively low elevation of 6 feet, planes can take off or land at NAS Key West 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 Key West:

List of Nearest Airports from NAS Key West:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.64 miles (7.46 km) WSWKey West International Airport (EYW)Key West, Florida, United StatesView Key West International Airport on a map Set EYW as destination Airport Get more information about Key West International Airport
241.36 miles (66.56 km) ENEFlorida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH)Marathon, Florida, United StatesView Florida Keys Marathon Airport on a map Set MTH as destination Airport Get more information about Florida Keys Marathon Airport
398.06 miles (157.81 km) NMarco Island Airport (MRK)Marco Island, Florida, United StatesView Marco Island Airport on a map Set MRK as destination Airport Get more information about Marco Island Airport
4101.70 miles (163.67 km) NNEDade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (TNT)Miami, Florida, United StatesView Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport on a map Set TNT as destination Airport Get more information about Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport
5102.25 miles (164.55 km) ENEOcean Reef Club Airport (OCA)Key Largo, Florida, United StatesView Ocean Reef Club Airport on a map Set OCA as destination Airport Get more information about Ocean Reef Club Airport
6103.21 miles (166.10 km) NEHomestead Air Reserve Base (HST)Homestead, Florida, United StatesView Homestead Air Reserve Base on a map Set HST as destination Airport Get more information about Homestead Air Reserve Base
7103.28 miles (166.20 km) SSEKawama Airport (VRO)Varadero, Matanzas Province, CubaView Kawama Airport on a map Set VRO as destination Airport Get more information about Kawama Airport
8107.70 miles (173.33 km) SJuan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA)Varadero, Matanzas Province, CubaView Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport on a map Set VRA as destination Airport Get more information about Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
9107.99 miles (173.79 km) NEKendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB)Miami, Florida, United StatesView Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport on a map Set TMB as destination Airport Get more information about Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
10109.07 miles (175.53 km) NNaples Municipal Airport (APF)Naples, Florida, United StatesView Naples Municipal Airport on a map Set APF as destination Airport Get more information about Naples Municipal Airport
11118.71 miles (191.04 km) SSWJosé Martí International Airport (HAV)Havana, CubaView José Martí International Airport on a map Set HAV as destination Airport Get more information about José Martí International Airport
12121.33 miles (195.25 km) NEMiami International Airport (MIA)Miami, Florida, United StatesView Miami International Airport on a map Set MIA as destination Airport Get more information about Miami International Airport
13126.17 miles (203.05 km) NEMiami Seaplane Base (MPB)Watson Island, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United StatesView Miami Seaplane Base on a map Set MPB as destination Airport Get more information about Miami Seaplane Base
14127.42 miles (205.06 km) NEOpa-locka Executive Airport (OPF)Miami, Florida, United StatesView Opa-locka Executive Airport on a map Set OPF as destination Airport Get more information about Opa-locka Executive Airport
15129.63 miles (208.61 km) NImmokalee Regional Airport (IMM)Immokalee, Florida, United StatesView Immokalee Regional Airport on a map Set IMM as destination Airport Get more information about Immokalee Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from NAS Key West:

List of Furthest Airports from NAS Key West:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,575.46 miles (18,628.86 km) SCocos (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
211,478.92 miles (18,473.49 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
311,473.05 miles (18,464.04 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
411,425.15 miles (18,386.96 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
511,424.00 miles (18,385.10 km) WRAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
611,384.49 miles (18,321.51 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
711,347.16 miles (18,261.43 km) SSWChristmas Island Airport (XCH)Christmas Island, AustraliaView Christmas Island Airport on a map Set XCH as destination Airport Get more information about Christmas Island Airport
811,340.63 miles (18,250.93 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
911,337.89 miles (18,246.52 km) WSWJurien 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
1011,318.52 miles (18,215.35 km) WBarrow Island Airport (BWB)Barrow Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barrow Island Airport on a map Set BWB as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow Island Airport
1111,300.93 miles (18,187.04 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1211,271.66 miles (18,139.93 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1311,250.76 miles (18,106.30 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1411,250.01 miles (18,105.09 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1511,238.55 miles (18,086.64 km) SWMargaret 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