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SDM Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SDM / KSDM
Airport Name: Brown Field Municipal Airport
Location: San Diego, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°34'19"N by 116°58'49"W
Area Served: San Diego, California
Operator/Owner: City of San Diego
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 526 feet (160 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM):

  • In 1946 the Navy decommissioned Brown Field and turned it over to San Diego County.
  • The furthest airport from Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,551 miles (18,590 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • Brown Field Municipal Airport is in the Otay Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, California, 13 miles southeast of Downtown San Diego and named in honor of Commander Melville S.
  • Because of Brown Field Municipal Airport's relatively low elevation of 526 feet, planes can take off or land at Brown Field Municipal Airport 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 1951 the Navy reopened Brown Field due to increased military activity from the Korean War.
  • Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM) is Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), which is located only 2 miles (4 kilometers) SSE of SDM.
  • A precision approach is not possible to either runway end due to rising terrain less than six miles east of the airport.

Map of Nearest Airports from Brown Field Municipal Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Brown Field Municipal Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
12.25 miles (3.62 km) SSETijuana International Airport (TIJ)Tijuana, Baja California, MexicoView Tijuana International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tijuana International Airport Set TIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Tijuana International Airport
27.68 miles (12.35 km) WNaval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach (NRS)Imperial Beach, California, United StatesView Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach on a map View satellite image of Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach Set NRS as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach
316.24 miles (26.14 km) WNWNAS North Island (NZY)San Diego, California, United StatesView NAS North Island on a map View satellite image of NAS North Island Set NZY as destination Airport Get more information about NAS North Island
416.52 miles (26.58 km) NWSan Diego International Airport (SAN)San Diego, California, United StatesView San Diego International Airport on a map View satellite image of San Diego International Airport Set SAN as destination Airport Get more information about San Diego International Airport
517.55 miles (28.24 km) NGillespie Field (SEE)San Diego / El Cajon, California, United StatesView Gillespie Field on a map View satellite image of Gillespie Field Set SEE as destination Airport Get more information about Gillespie Field
619.21 miles (30.91 km) NNWMontgomery Field (MYF)San Diego, California, United StatesView Montgomery Field on a map View satellite image of Montgomery Field Set MYF as destination Airport Get more information about Montgomery Field
722.47 miles (36.17 km) NNWMCAS Miramar, (NKX)San Diego, California, United StatesView MCAS Miramar, on a map View satellite image of MCAS Miramar, Set NKX as destination Airport Get more information about MCAS Miramar,
842.18 miles (67.88 km) NNWMcClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD)Carlsbad, California, United StatesView McClellan–Palomar Airport on a map View satellite image of McClellan–Palomar Airport Set CLD as destination Airport Get more information about McClellan–Palomar Airport
949.55 miles (79.74 km) NNWBob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) (OCN)Oceanside, California, United StatesView Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) on a map View satellite image of Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport) Set OCN as destination Airport Get more information about Bob Maxwell Field (Oceanside Municipal Airport)
1058.05 miles (93.42 km) SSEEnsenada Airport (ESE)Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoView Ensenada Airport on a map View satellite image of Ensenada Airport Set ESE as destination Airport Get more information about Ensenada Airport
1160.93 miles (98.06 km) NEBorrego Valley Airport (BXS)Borrego Springs, California, United StatesView Borrego Valley Airport on a map View satellite image of Borrego Valley Airport Set BXS as destination Airport Get more information about Borrego Valley Airport
1275.43 miles (121.40 km) NESalton Sea Airport (SAS)Salton City, California, United StatesView Salton Sea Airport on a map View satellite image of Salton Sea Airport Set SAS as destination Airport Get more information about Salton Sea Airport
1378.13 miles (125.74 km) ENENaval Air Facility El Centro (NJK)El Centro, California, United StatesView Naval Air Facility El Centro on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Facility El Centro Set NJK as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Facility El Centro
1480.30 miles (129.23 km) NHemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field (HMT)Hemet, California, United StatesView Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field on a map View satellite image of Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field Set HMT as destination Airport Get more information about Hemet-Ryan AirportRyan Field
1583.48 miles (134.35 km) ENEImperial County Airport (IPL)Imperial, California, United StatesView Imperial County Airport on a map View satellite image of Imperial County Airport Set IPL as destination Airport Get more information about Imperial County Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Brown Field Municipal Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Brown Field Municipal Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,551.14 miles (18,589.71 km) SSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
211,535.69 miles (18,564.85 km) SSESir 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
311,530.31 miles (18,556.19 km) SSEPierrefonds 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
411,507.00 miles (18,518.67 km) SSERoland 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
511,335.51 miles (18,242.70 km) ESETôlanaro 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
611,241.88 miles (18,092.00 km) SEMananjary 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
711,204.11 miles (18,031.23 km) ESEAmpanihy 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
811,194.32 miles (18,015.46 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Fianarantsoa Airport Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,127.00 miles (17,907.12 km) SEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map View satellite image of Toamasino Airport Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,087.06 miles (17,842.84 km) SESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map View satellite image of Sainte Marie Airport Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1111,082.72 miles (17,835.87 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ivato International Airport Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1211,054.76 miles (17,790.86 km) ESEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map View satellite image of Manja Airport Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1311,029.27 miles (17,749.85 km) ESEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Andavadoaka Airport Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1411,027.42 miles (17,746.88 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map View satellite image of Miandrivazo Airport Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport
1511,020.39 miles (17,735.56 km) ESEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map View satellite image of Morombe Airport Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport