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NUW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NUW / KNUW
Airport Names:
  1. NAS Whidbey Island
  2. Ault Field
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
GPS Coordinates: 48°21'6"N by 122°39'20"W
Operator/Owner: United States Navy
Airport Type: Military: Naval Air Station
Elevation: 47 feet (14 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about NAS Whidbey Island (NUW):

  • In addition to being known as "NAS Whidbey Island", another name for NUW is "Ault Field".
  • The closest airport to NAS Whidbey Island (NUW) is A.J. Eisenberg Airport (ODW), which is located only 7 miles (11 kilometers) S of NUW.
  • On January 17, 1941, almost 11 months before the U.S.
  • After World War II ended, operations slowed at war’s end and it was almost certain that NAS Whidbey Island would be earmarked for decommissioning.
  • The furthest airport from NAS Whidbey Island (NUW) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,730 miles (17,268 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • Because of NAS Whidbey Island's relatively low elevation of 47 feet, planes can take off or land at NAS Whidbey Island 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 late 1993, with the pending closures of NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii additional P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft came aboard NAS Whidbey Island, along with the associated staffs of Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S.
  • On December 8, three workers started a topographic survey of what would become Ault Field, about four miles to the north.
  • NAS Whidbey Island (NUW) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports from NAS Whidbey Island:

List of Nearest Airports from NAS Whidbey Island:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
16.98 miles (11.23 km) SA.J. Eisenberg Airport (ODW)Oak Harbor, Washington, United StatesView A.J. Eisenberg Airport on a map Set ODW as destination Airport Get more information about A.J. Eisenberg Airport
210.16 miles (16.35 km) NAnacortes Airport (OTS)Anacortes, Washington, United StatesView Anacortes Airport on a map Set OTS as destination Airport Get more information about Anacortes Airport
312.49 miles (20.10 km) NWCenter Island Airport (CWS)Center Island, Washington, United StatesView Center Island Airport on a map Set CWS as destination Airport Get more information about Center Island Airport
413.55 miles (21.81 km) NESkagit Regional Airport (MVW)Burlington / Mount Vernon, Washington, United StatesView Skagit Regional Airport on a map Set MVW as destination Airport Get more information about Skagit Regional Airport
516.54 miles (26.62 km) NWFishermans Bay/LPS Seaplane Base (LPS)Lopez Island, Washington, United StatesView Fishermans Bay/LPS Seaplane Base on a map Set LPS as destination Airport Get more information about Fishermans Bay/LPS Seaplane Base
620.58 miles (33.12 km) NWFriday Harbor Airport (FRD)Friday Harbor, Washington, United StatesView Friday Harbor Airport on a map Set FRD as destination Airport Get more information about Friday Harbor Airport
720.66 miles (33.25 km) NWFriday Harbor Seaplane Base (FBS)Friday Harbor, Washington, United StatesView Friday Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set FBS as destination Airport Get more information about Friday Harbor Seaplane Base
821.79 miles (35.07 km) SSWJefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield (TWD)Port Townsend, Washington, United StatesView Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield on a map Set TWD as destination Airport Get more information about Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield
922.49 miles (36.20 km) NNWRosario Seaplane Base (RSJ)Orcas Island, Washington, United StatesView Rosario Seaplane Base on a map Set RSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Rosario Seaplane Base
1022.98 miles (36.98 km) NWWestsound Seaplane Base (WSX)Westsound, Orcas Island, Washington, United StatesView Westsound Seaplane Base on a map Set WSX as destination Airport Get more information about Westsound Seaplane Base
1127.23 miles (43.82 km) NNWOrcas Island Airport (ESD)Eastsound, Washington, United StatesView Orcas Island Airport on a map Set ESD as destination Airport Get more information about Orcas Island Airport
1229.08 miles (46.80 km) NWRoche Harbor Seaplane Base (RCE)San Juan Island, Washington, United StatesView Roche Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set RCE as destination Airport Get more information about Roche Harbor Seaplane Base
1330.10 miles (48.44 km) SWSequim Valley Airport (SQV)Sequim, Washington, United StatesView Sequim Valley Airport on a map Set SQV as destination Airport Get more information about Sequim Valley Airport
1430.92 miles (49.76 km) NBellingham International Airport (BLI)Bellingham, Washington, United StatesView Bellingham International Airport on a map Set BLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bellingham International Airport
1533.93 miles (54.60 km) WVictoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH)Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaView Victoria Inner Harbour Airport on a map Set YWH as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Inner Harbour Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from NAS Whidbey Island:

List of Furthest Airports from NAS Whidbey Island:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,729.94 miles (17,268.11 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
210,664.33 miles (17,162.53 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
310,581.21 miles (17,028.77 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
410,576.23 miles (17,020.75 km) ESEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
510,566.17 miles (17,004.55 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
610,565.79 miles (17,003.94 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
710,544.04 miles (16,968.94 km) ESEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
810,540.90 miles (16,963.89 km) ESEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
910,536.65 miles (16,957.06 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
1010,531.03 miles (16,948.01 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
1110,530.74 miles (16,947.53 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
1210,515.13 miles (16,922.42 km) ESEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,507.49 miles (16,910.12 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
1410,497.18 miles (16,893.53 km) SEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport
1510,495.97 miles (16,891.59 km) SSEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport