Nonstop flight route between Lukulu, Zambia and Honolulu, Hawaii, United States:
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About this route:
A direct, nonstop flight between Lukulu Airport (LXU), Lukulu, Zambia and Hickam Field (HIK), Honolulu, Hawaii, United States would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,951 miles (or 19,233 kilometers).
A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the large distance between Lukulu Airport and Hickam Field, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.
Try it at home! Get a globe and tightly lay a string between Lukulu Airport and Hickam Field. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!
Departure Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||LXU / FLLK|
|Airport Name:||Lukulu Airport|
|GPS Coordinates:||14°22'30"S by 23°15'0"E|
|Elevation:||3480 feet (1,061 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
|View all routes:||Routes from LXU|
|More Information:||LXU Maps & Info|
Arrival Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||HIK / PHIK|
|Location:||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|GPS Coordinates:||21°19'6"N by 157°55'21"W|
|Operator/Owner:||United States Air Force|
|Airport Type:||Public / Military|
|Elevation:||13 feet (4 meters)|
|# of Runways:||6|
|View all routes:||Routes from HIK|
|More Information:||HIK Maps & Info|
Facts about Lukulu Airport (LXU):
- The closest airport to Lukulu Airport (LXU) is Zambezi Airport (BBZ), which is located 59 miles (95 kilometers) N of LXU.
- The furthest airport from Lukulu Airport (LXU) is Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA), which is nearly antipodal to Lukulu Airport (meaning Lukulu Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Kona International Airport at Keāhole), and is located 12,063 miles (19,414 kilometers) away in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States.
- Lukulu Airport (LXU) currently has only 1 runway.
Facts about Hickam Field (HIK):
- The 535th Airlift, 96th Air Refueling, and 19th Fighter Squadrons are each hybrid units joined with the Hawaii Air National Guard's 204th Airlift, 203rd Air Refueling, and 199th Fighter Squadrons, respectively.
- The housing around the base is within the Hickam Housing CDP.
- On 22 March 1955, a United States Navy Douglas R6D-1 Liftmaster transport on descent to a landing in darkness and heavy rain strayed off course and crashed into Pali Kea Peak in the southern part of Oahu's Waianae Range, killing all 66 people on board.
- The furthest airport from Hickam Field (HIK) is Ghanzi Airport (GNZ), which is nearly antipodal to Hickam Field (meaning Hickam Field is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ghanzi Airport), and is located 12,399 miles (19,955 kilometers) away in Ghanzi, Botswana.
- Hickam was the principal army airfield in Hawaii and the only one large enough to accommodate the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber.
- In addition to being known as "Hickam Field", another name for HIK is "Part of United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)".
- The closest airport to Hickam Field (HIK) is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is located only 0 mile (0 kilometer) N of HIK.
- Hickam Field (HIK) has 6 runways.
- Hickam Field was completed and officially activated on September 15, 1938.
- Because of Hickam Field's relatively low elevation of 13 feet, planes can take off or land at Hickam Field 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.