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WAL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WAL / KWAL
Airport Name: Wallops Flight Facility Airport
Location: Wallops Island, Virginia, United States
GPS Coordinates: 37°56'24"N by 75°27'59"W
Elevation: 0 feet (0 meters)
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Facts about Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL):

  • The furthest airport from Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,785 miles (18,965 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Weather measurements and predictions are critical to all Research Airport operations, rocket and balloon launches, and in safely conducting hazardous operations on the ground.
  • The closest airport to Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) is Accomack County Airport (MFV), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) SW of WAL.
  • Because of Wallops Flight Facility Airport's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Wallops Flight Facility 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.
  • The first payload launched into orbit from Wallops Island was Explorer IX, atop a Scout rocket, on February 15, 1961.
  • In 1998, the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, later joined by Maryland, built the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops on land leased from NASA.

Map of Nearest Airports from Wallops Flight Facility Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Wallops Flight Facility Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
125.88 miles (41.65 km) SWAccomack County Airport (MFV)Melfa, Virginia, United StatesView Accomack County Airport on a map View satellite image of Accomack County Airport Set MFV as destination Airport Get more information about Accomack County Airport
227.72 miles (44.62 km) NSalisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY)Salisbury, Maryland, United StatesView Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport Set SBY as destination Airport Get more information about Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport
331.64 miles (50.93 km) NEOcean City Municipal Airport (OCE)Ocean City, Maryland, United StatesView Ocean City Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Ocean City Municipal Airport Set OCE as destination Airport Get more information about Ocean City Municipal Airport
451.48 miles (82.86 km) NWCambridge–Dorchester Airport (CGE)Cambridge, Maryland, United StatesView Cambridge–Dorchester Airport on a map View satellite image of Cambridge–Dorchester Airport Set CGE as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge–Dorchester Airport
551.98 miles (83.66 km) NSussex County Airport (GED)Georgetown, Delaware, United StatesView Sussex County Airport on a map View satellite image of Sussex County Airport Set GED as destination Airport Get more information about Sussex County Airport
656.67 miles (91.21 km) WNWNaval Air Station Patuxent River (NHK)Patuxent River, Maryland, United StatesView Naval Air Station Patuxent River on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Patuxent River Set NHK as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Patuxent River
764.34 miles (103.55 km) WNWSt. Mary's County Regional Airport (LTW)Leonardtown, Maryland, United StatesView St. Mary's County Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of St. Mary's County Regional Airport Set LTW as destination Airport Get more information about St. Mary's County Regional Airport
868.03 miles (109.49 km) NNWEaston Airport (ESN)Easton, Maryland, United StatesView Easton Airport on a map View satellite image of Easton Airport Set ESN as destination Airport Get more information about Easton Airport
976.88 miles (123.73 km) SWLangley Field (LFI)Hampton, Virginia, United StatesView Langley Field on a map View satellite image of Langley Field Set LFI as destination Airport Get more information about Langley Field
1079.26 miles (127.56 km) SWNewport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)Newport News, Virginia, United StatesView Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on a map View satellite image of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Set PHF as destination Airport Get more information about Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
1179.75 miles (128.34 km) NNECape May Airport (WWD)Wildwood, New Jersey, United StatesView Cape May Airport on a map View satellite image of Cape May Airport Set WWD as destination Airport Get more information about Cape May Airport
1282.09 miles (132.11 km) NDover Air Force Base (DOV)Dover, Delaware, United StatesView Dover Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Dover Air Force Base Set DOV as destination Airport Get more information about Dover Air Force Base
1382.72 miles (133.13 km) SSWNorfolk International Airport (ORF)Norfolk, Virginia (near Virginia Beach and Williamsburg), United StatesView Norfolk International Airport on a map View satellite image of Norfolk International Airport Set ORF as destination Airport Get more information about Norfolk International Airport
1482.98 miles (133.55 km) SWNaval Station Norfolk (NGU)Norfolk, Virginia, United StatesView Naval Station Norfolk on a map View satellite image of Naval Station Norfolk Set NGU as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Station Norfolk
1583.39 miles (134.20 km) SSWNaval Air Station Oceana (NTU)Virginia Beach, Virginia, United StatesView Naval Air Station Oceana on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Oceana Set NTU as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Oceana

Map of Furthest Airports from Wallops Flight Facility Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Wallops Flight Facility Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,784.50 miles (18,965.27 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,761.35 miles (18,928.01 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
311,741.51 miles (18,896.08 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
411,736.98 miles (18,888.79 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
511,691.74 miles (18,815.99 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
611,679.22 miles (18,795.83 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
711,671.19 miles (18,782.92 km) WSWAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
811,668.81 miles (18,779.08 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
911,646.34 miles (18,742.92 km) WSWKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1011,637.42 miles (18,728.57 km) SWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1111,575.49 miles (18,628.90 km) SWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1211,542.62 miles (18,576.00 km) SWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1311,532.23 miles (18,559.27 km) SWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1411,526.56 miles (18,550.15 km) SWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1511,451.06 miles (18,428.65 km) SWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport