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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 schedule for sounding rocket launches from WFF is posted on its official Web site.
  • 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.
  • Since 2001, engineers at NASA Wallops Flight Facility have been developing new range technologies, systems and approaches to improve the cost and responsiveness of launch and flight test activities, within the constraints of available funding and program schedules.
  • The closest airport to Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) is Accomack County Airport (MFV), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) SW of WAL.
  • The WFF mobile range assets have been used to support rocket launches from locations in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and at sea.
  • Major Wallops facilities include FAA-certified runways.
  • In 1945, NASA's predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, established a rocket launch site on Wallops Island under the direction of the Langley Research Center.
  • 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport