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SYA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SYA / PASY
Airport Names:
  1. Eareckson Air Station
  2. Shemya Air Force Base
  3. Shemya Army Airfield
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Location: Shemya, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 52°42'43"N by 174°6'48"E
Operator/Owner: U.S. Air Force
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 97 feet (30 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Eareckson Air Station (SYA):

  • Eareckson Air Station (SYA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Shemya has been the scene of two major earthquakes.
  • In addition to being known as "Eareckson Air Station", other names for SYA include "Shemya Air Force Base", "Shemya Army Airfield" and "  ".
  • The furthest airport from Eareckson Air Station (SYA) is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which is located 10,668 miles (17,168 kilometers) away in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Because of Eareckson Air Station's relatively low elevation of 97 feet, planes can take off or land at Eareckson Air Station 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.
  • The closest airport to Eareckson Air Station (SYA) is Casco Cove Coast Guard Station (ATU), which is located 40 miles (65 kilometers) WNW of SYA.
  • With the successful completion of the Aleutian Campaign in August 1943, Eleventh Air Force came within striking distance of the Japanese Kurile Islands, the northernmost being 750 miles to the south-southwest of Shemya.
  • The limited resources assigned to the Eleventh Air Force meant only a limited number of missions could be carried out over the Kuriles.
  • The base host squadron was re-designated the 5073rd Air Base Squadron on October 1962, and upgraded to a group on 15 October 1974 in recognition of the number and complexities of the tenant units it supported.
  • Eareckson Air Station is a United States Air Force military airport located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.
  • On 10 July 1943, eight B-25 Mitchells from the 77th Bombardment Squadron left Adak AAF and refueled at Alexai Point AAF on Attu.

Map of Nearest Airports from Eareckson Air Station:

List of Nearest Airports from Eareckson Air Station:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
140.08 miles (64.50 km) WNWCasco Cove Coast Guard Station (ATU)Attu Island, Alaska, United StatesView Casco Cove Coast Guard Station on a map Set ATU as destination Airport Get more information about Casco Cove Coast Guard Station
2394.42 miles (634.75 km) EAdak Airport (ADK)Adak Island, Alaska, United StatesView Adak Airport on a map Set ADK as destination Airport Get more information about Adak Airport
3492.29 miles (792.27 km) EAtka Airport (AKB)Atka, Alaska, United StatesView Atka Airport on a map Set AKB as destination Airport Get more information about Atka Airport
4651.52 miles (1,048.52 km) WYelizovo Airport (PKC)Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, RussiaView Yelizovo Airport on a map Set PKC as destination Airport Get more information about Yelizovo Airport
5691.63 miles (1,113.07 km) ENESt. Paul Island Airport (SNP)St. Paul Island, Alaska, United StatesView St. Paul Island Airport on a map Set SNP as destination Airport Get more information about St. Paul Island Airport
6699.29 miles (1,125.40 km) ENESt. George Airport (STG)St. George, Alaska, United StatesView St. George Airport on a map Set STG as destination Airport Get more information about St. George Airport
7709.79 miles (1,142.29 km) ENikolski Air Station (IKO)Nikolski, Alaska, United StatesView Nikolski Air Station on a map Set IKO as destination Airport Get more information about Nikolski Air Station
8800.21 miles (1,287.82 km) ENEUnalaska Airport (DUT)Unalaska, Alaska, United StatesView Unalaska Airport on a map Set DUT as destination Airport Get more information about Unalaska Airport
9830.85 miles (1,337.11 km) ENEAkutan Seaplane Base (KQA)Akutan, Alaska, United StatesView Akutan Seaplane Base on a map Set KQA as destination Airport Get more information about Akutan Seaplane Base
10836.14 miles (1,345.63 km) NMarkovo Airport (KVM)Markovo, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, RussiaView Markovo Airport on a map Set KVM as destination Airport Get more information about Markovo Airport
11840.49 miles (1,352.63 km) NUgolny Airport (DYR)Anadyr, RussiaView Ugolny Airport on a map Set DYR as destination Airport Get more information about Ugolny Airport
12909.99 miles (1,464.48 km) NEMekoryuk Airport (MYU)Mekoryuk, Alaska, United StatesView Mekoryuk Airport on a map Set MYU as destination Airport Get more information about Mekoryuk Airport
13916.57 miles (1,475.08 km) NNEGambell Airport (GAM)Gambell, Alaska, United StatesView Gambell Airport on a map Set GAM as destination Airport Get more information about Gambell Airport
14922.18 miles (1,484.10 km) NNEProvideniya Bay Airport (PVS)Provideniya, Chukotka, RussiaView Provideniya Bay Airport on a map Set PVS as destination Airport Get more information about Provideniya Bay Airport
15925.26 miles (1,489.06 km) ENEFalse Pass Airport (KFP)False Pass, Alaska, United StatesView False Pass Airport on a map Set KFP as destination Airport Get more information about False Pass Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Eareckson Air Station:

List of Furthest Airports from Eareckson Air Station:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,667.64 miles (17,167.86 km) SWCape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
210,539.13 miles (16,961.04 km) WSWGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,465.34 miles (16,842.30 km) SWKleinsee Airport (KLZ)Kleinzee, South AfricaView Kleinsee Airport on a map Set KLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kleinsee Airport
410,423.27 miles (16,774.58 km) SETeniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport (TNM)Villa Las Estrellas, AntarcticaView Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport on a map Set TNM as destination Airport Get more information about Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport
510,420.29 miles (16,769.79 km) WSWPort 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
610,414.55 miles (16,760.55 km) SWAlexander Bay Airport (ALJ)Alexander Bay, South AfricaView Alexander Bay Airport on a map Set ALJ as destination Airport Get more information about Alexander Bay Airport
710,389.25 miles (16,719.84 km) SWAggeneys Airport (AGZ)Aggeneys, South AfricaView Aggeneys Airport on a map Set AGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Aggeneys Airport
810,389.24 miles (16,719.83 km) SWWild Coast Sun Airport (MZF)Mzamba, South AfricaView Wild Coast Sun Airport on a map Set MZF as destination Airport Get more information about Wild Coast Sun Airport
910,350.27 miles (16,657.10 km) WSWPort 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
1010,334.02 miles (16,630.96 km) SWLüderitz Airport (LUD)Luderitz, NamibiaView Lüderitz Airport on a map Set LUD as destination Airport Get more information about Lüderitz Airport
1110,317.17 miles (16,603.83 km) SWKarasburg Airport (KAS)Karasburg, NamibiaView Karasburg Airport on a map Set KAS as destination Airport Get more information about Karasburg Airport
1210,287.63 miles (16,556.29 km) WSWEast 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
1310,286.30 miles (16,554.16 km) ESEPort Stanley Airport (PSY)Stanley, Falkland Islands, United KingdomView Port Stanley Airport on a map Set PSY as destination Airport Get more information about Port Stanley Airport
1410,263.57 miles (16,517.57 km) ESERAF Mount Pleasant (MPN)Falkland IslandsView RAF Mount Pleasant on a map Set MPN as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mount Pleasant
1510,260.22 miles (16,512.19 km) SWUpington Airport (UTN)Upington, South AfricaView Upington Airport on a map Set UTN as destination Airport Get more information about Upington Airport