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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):

  • 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.
  • NAS Whidbey Island (NUW) has 2 runways.
  • At Ault Field, the earliest squadrons of aircraft were F4F Wildcats, which came aboard in 1942, followed by F6F Hellcats.
  • 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.
  • In 1958, the Heavy Attack Squadron Six Fleurs, moved from NAS Moffett Field, California, where they had been the Navy's second nuclear attack squadron.
  • Over 50 tenant commands are also located at NAS Whidbey Island, providing training, medical and dental, and other support services, including a Marine Aviation Training Support Group for Whidbey’s staff and student Marine Corps personnel.
  • In early 1965, patrol squadrons began to leave NAS Whidbey.
  • On December 8, three workers started a topographic survey of what would become Ault Field, about four miles to the north.
  • In addition to being known as "NAS Whidbey Island", another name for NUW is "Ault Field".
  • In all, there are 17 active duty squadrons and 2 Ready Reserve squadrons currently based at NAS Whidbey Island.
  • 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.

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 View satellite image of A.J. Eisenberg Airport 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 View satellite image of Anacortes Airport 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 View satellite image of Center Island Airport 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 View satellite image of Skagit Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Fishermans Bay/LPS Seaplane Base 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 View satellite image of Friday Harbor Airport 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 View satellite image of Friday Harbor Seaplane Base 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 View satellite image of Jefferson County International AirportPort Townsend Army Airfield 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 View satellite image of Rosario Seaplane Base 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 View satellite image of Westsound Seaplane Base 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 View satellite image of Orcas Island Airport 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 View satellite image of Roche Harbor Seaplane Base 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 View satellite image of Sequim Valley Airport 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 View satellite image of Bellingham International Airport 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 View satellite image of Victoria Inner Harbour Airport 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 View satellite image of Tôlanaro Airport 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 View satellite image of Ampanihy Airport 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 View satellite image of East London Airport 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 View satellite image of Margate Airport 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 View satellite image of Pierrefonds Airport 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 View satellite image of Port Alfred Airport 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 View satellite image of Mthatha Airport 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 View satellite image of King Shaka International 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 View satellite image of Roland Garros Airport 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 View satellite image of Port Elizabeth International Airport 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 View satellite image of Richards Bay Airport 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 View satellite image of Pietermaritzburg Airport 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 View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport 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 View satellite image of Hluhluwe Airport 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 View satellite image of Mananjary Airport Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport