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NUQ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NUQ / KNUQ
Airport Name: Moffett Federal Airfield
Location: Mountain View, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 37°24'53"N by 122°2'53"W
Operator/Owner: NASA Ames Research Center
Airport Type: Private
Elevation: 32 feet (10 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ):

  • The airship hangar's interior is so large that fog sometimes forms near the ceiling.
  • Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ) has 2 runways.
  • Hangar One is one of the world's largest freestanding structures, covering 8 acres.
  • The closest airport to Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ) is Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (PAO), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NW of NUQ.
  • Upon taking jurisdiction of Moffett Field, the Army took on the high cost of Hangar One's maintenance and wanted to inactivate the facility.
  • Moffett Federal Airfield has occasional air traffic, with an average of 5-10 flights landing per day.
  • A spirited debate is underway over the future of Hangar One.
  • Post-Cold War defense cutbacks and related Base Realignment and Closure actions in the 1990s identified NAS Moffett Field for closure.
  • The furthest airport from Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 11,365 miles (18,290 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • Because of Moffett Federal Airfield's relatively low elevation of 32 feet, planes can take off or land at Moffett Federal Airfield 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.
  • Restoration On April 21, 2011, crews began stripping the PCB-laced exterior panels of Hangar One.

Map of Nearest Airports from Moffett Federal Airfield:

List of Nearest Airports from Moffett Federal Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.85 miles (7.81 km) NWPalo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (PAO)Palo Alto, California, United StatesView Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County on a map Set PAO as destination Airport Get more information about Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County
27.47 miles (12.02 km) ESENorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)San Jose, California, United StatesView Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport on a map Set SJC as destination Airport Get more information about Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
313.78 miles (22.17 km) ESEReid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV)San Jose, California, United StatesView Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County on a map Set RHV as destination Airport Get more information about Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County
417.32 miles (27.88 km) NNWHayward Executive Airport (HWD)Hayward, California, United StatesView Hayward Executive Airport on a map Set HWD as destination Airport Get more information about Hayward Executive Airport
522.78 miles (36.66 km) NWSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)San Francisco, California, United StatesView San Francisco International Airport on a map Set SFO as destination Airport Get more information about San Francisco International Airport
622.93 miles (36.91 km) NNELivermore Municipal Airport (LVK)Livermore, California, United StatesView Livermore Municipal Airport on a map Set LVK as destination Airport Get more information about Livermore Municipal Airport
723.18 miles (37.31 km) NNWOakland International Airport (OAK)Oakland (near San Francisco), California, United StatesView Oakland International Airport on a map Set OAK as destination Airport Get more information about Oakland International Airport
825.74 miles (41.43 km) WNWHalf Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip (HAF)Half Moon Bay, California, United StatesView Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip on a map Set HAF as destination Airport Get more information about Half Moon Bay AirportHalf Moon Bay Flight Strip
936.04 miles (58.00 km) SSEWatsonville Municipal Airport (WVI)Watsonville, California, United StatesView Watsonville Municipal Airport on a map Set WVI as destination Airport Get more information about Watsonville Municipal Airport
1039.71 miles (63.91 km) NBuchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base (CCR)Concord, California, United StatesView Buchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base on a map Set CCR as destination Airport Get more information about Buchanan FieldConcord Army Air Base
1150.34 miles (81.01 km) SEHollister Municipal Airport (HLI)Hollister, California, United StatesView Hollister Municipal Airport on a map Set HLI as destination Airport Get more information about Hollister Municipal Airport
1251.53 miles (82.93 km) ENASA Crows Landing Airport (NRC)Crows Landing, California, United StatesView NASA Crows Landing Airport on a map Set NRC as destination Airport Get more information about NASA Crows Landing Airport
1355.31 miles (89.01 km) NEStockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)Stockton, California, United StatesView Stockton Metropolitan Airport on a map Set SCK as destination Airport Get more information about Stockton Metropolitan Airport
1456.59 miles (91.07 km) NNWNapa County Airport (APC)Napa, California, United StatesView Napa County Airport on a map Set APC as destination Airport Get more information about Napa County Airport
1557.40 miles (92.38 km) SSESalinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base (SNS)Salinas, California, United StatesView Salinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base on a map Set SNS as destination Airport Get more information about Salinas Municipal AirportSalinas Army Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Moffett Federal Airfield:

List of Furthest Airports from Moffett Federal Airfield:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,364.62 miles (18,289.54 km) SETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
211,314.63 miles (18,209.09 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
311,285.74 miles (18,162.59 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
411,263.14 miles (18,126.22 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
511,262.92 miles (18,125.87 km) SEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
611,178.06 miles (17,989.29 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
711,174.06 miles (17,982.87 km) SSWSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
811,157.01 miles (17,955.42 km) SSEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,064.49 miles (17,806.52 km) SEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1011,063.50 miles (17,804.94 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1111,048.46 miles (17,780.72 km) SEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1211,005.64 miles (17,711.82 km) SSEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1311,003.19 miles (17,707.88 km) SSEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1410,991.68 miles (17,689.34 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1510,969.82 miles (17,654.17 km) SEBelo sur Tsiribihina Airport (BMD)Belo sur Tsiribihina, MadagascarView Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport on a map Set BMD as destination Airport Get more information about Belo sur Tsiribihina Airport