About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Summit Airport (UMM), Summit, Alaska, United States and Eielson Air Force Base (EIL), Fairbanks, Alaska, United States would travel a Great Circle distance of 111 miles (or 178 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 relatively short distance between Summit Airport and Eielson Air Force Base, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: UMM / PAST
Airport Name: Summit Airport
Location: Summit, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 63°19'53"N by 149°7'37"W
Area Served: Summit, Alaska
Operator/Owner: Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 2409 feet (734 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EIL / PAEI
Airport Names:
  1. Eielson Air Force Base
  2. Eielson AFB
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 64°39'56"N by 147°6'5"W
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Facts about Summit Airport (UMM):

  • Summit Airport (UMM) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Summit Airport (UMM) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,397 miles (16,732 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • The closest airport to Summit Airport (UMM) is McKinley National Park Airport (MCL), which is located 29 miles (46 kilometers) NNE of UMM.

Facts about Eielson Air Force Base (EIL):

  • In addition to being known as "Eielson Air Force Base", another name for EIL is "Eielson AFB".
  • The 6th SW flew RC–135 strategic reconnaissance missions with an assigned squadron, and, with KC–135s deployed to Eielson from SAC, AFRES, and the ANG, conducted Alaska Tanker Task Force missions to support reconnaissance and numerous exercises for the Air Force and Navy.
  • On 1 December 1947 Strategic Air Command B-29 Superfortress bombers arrived at 26-Mile Airfield with the deployment of the 97th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy, from Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas.
  • The 375th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, from the 308th Bombardment Group at Tinker AFB Oklahoma, arrived at Eielson on 5 March 1949.
  • The closest airport to Eielson Air Force Base (EIL) is Ladd Army Airfield (FBK), which is located only 19 miles (31 kilometers) NW of EIL.
  • The furthest airport from Eielson Air Force Base (EIL) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,295 miles (16,568 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Until 2007, Eielson was a front line base, deploying fighter and bomber units around the world as well as providing for the defense of Alaska.
  • A month later, contractors and civilian crews from Ladd Field started laying out the new airfield.

Map of Nearest Airports to Summit Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Summit Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
128.51 miles (45.88 km) NNEMcKinley National Park Airport (MCL)McKinley Park, Alaska, United StatesView McKinley National Park Airport on a map Set MCL as origin Airport Set MCL as destination Airport Get more information about McKinley National Park Airport
276.21 miles (122.64 km) SSWTalkeetna Airport (TKA)Talkeetna, Alaska, United StatesView Talkeetna Airport on a map Set TKA as origin Airport Set TKA as destination Airport Get more information about Talkeetna Airport
384.02 miles (135.22 km) NNenana Municipal Airport (ENN)Nenana, Alaska, United StatesView Nenana Municipal Airport on a map Set ENN as origin Airport Set ENN as destination Airport Get more information about Nenana Municipal Airport
4104.75 miles (168.58 km) WNWMinchumina Airport (LMA)Lake Minchumina, Alaska, United StatesView Minchumina Airport on a map Set LMA as origin Airport Set LMA as destination Airport Get more information about Minchumina Airport
5104.75 miles (168.58 km) WNWMinchumina Airport (MHM)Minchumina, Alaska, United StatesView Minchumina Airport on a map Set MHM as origin Airport Set MHM as destination Airport Get more information about Minchumina Airport
6109.46 miles (176.15 km) NNEFairbanks International Airport (FAI)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Fairbanks International Airport on a map Set FAI as origin Airport Set FAI as destination Airport Get more information about Fairbanks International Airport
7110.73 miles (178.20 km) NNEEielson Air Force Base (EIL)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Eielson Air Force Base on a map Set EIL as origin Airport Set EIL as destination Airport Get more information about Eielson Air Force Base
8112.88 miles (181.67 km) SSWWillow Airport (WOW)Willow, Alaska, United StatesView Willow Airport on a map Set WOW as origin Airport Set WOW as destination Airport Get more information about Willow Airport
9113.64 miles (182.88 km) NNELadd Army Airfield (FBK)Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright, Alaska, United StatesView Ladd Army Airfield on a map Set FBK as origin Airport Set FBK as destination Airport Get more information about Ladd Army Airfield
10114.05 miles (183.55 km) ENEAllen Army Airfield (BIG)Fort Greely, Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Allen Army Airfield on a map Set BIG as origin Airport Set BIG as destination Airport Get more information about Allen Army Airfield
11114.89 miles (184.90 km) SWSkwentna Airport (SKW)Skwentna, Alaska, United StatesView Skwentna Airport on a map Set SKW as origin Airport Set SKW as destination Airport Get more information about Skwentna Airport
12115.62 miles (186.08 km) ENEDelta Junction Airport (DJN)Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Delta Junction Airport on a map Set DJN as origin Airport Set DJN as destination Airport Get more information about Delta Junction Airport
13119.98 miles (193.09 km) SPalmer Municipal Airport (PAQ)Palmer, Alaska, United StatesView Palmer Municipal Airport on a map Set PAQ as origin Airport Set PAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Palmer Municipal Airport
14122.28 miles (196.79 km) SWasilla Airport (WWA)Wasilla, Alaska, United StatesView Wasilla Airport on a map Set WWA as origin Airport Set WWA as destination Airport Get more information about Wasilla Airport
15123.84 miles (199.30 km) NNWManley Hot Springs Airport (MLY)Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Manley Hot Springs Airport on a map Set MLY as origin Airport Set MLY as destination Airport Get more information about Manley Hot Springs Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Summit Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Summit Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,396.50 miles (16,731.51 km) SPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as origin Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,377.92 miles (16,701.61 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as origin Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,372.17 miles (16,692.34 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as origin Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,340.40 miles (16,641.21 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as origin Airport Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
510,339.34 miles (16,639.51 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as origin Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
610,238.55 miles (16,477.31 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as origin Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,193.08 miles (16,404.13 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as origin Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,124.19 miles (16,293.26 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as origin Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,119.29 miles (16,285.38 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as origin Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,114.47 miles (16,277.62 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as origin Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1110,114.25 miles (16,277.26 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as origin Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1210,109.31 miles (16,269.32 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as origin Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,107.31 miles (16,266.11 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as origin Airport Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1410,092.01 miles (16,241.47 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as origin Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
1510,082.82 miles (16,226.69 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as origin Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Eielson Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports to Eielson Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
119.23 miles (30.95 km) NWLadd Army Airfield (FBK)Fairbanks / Fort Wainwright, Alaska, United StatesView Ladd Army Airfield on a map Set FBK as destination Airport Set FBK as destination Airport Get more information about Ladd Army Airfield
224.54 miles (39.49 km) WNWFairbanks International Airport (FAI)Fairbanks, Alaska, United StatesView Fairbanks International Airport on a map Set FAI as destination Airport Set FAI as destination Airport Get more information about Fairbanks International Airport
359.01 miles (94.97 km) WNenana Municipal Airport (ENN)Nenana, Alaska, United StatesView Nenana Municipal Airport on a map Set ENN as destination Airport Set ENN as destination Airport Get more information about Nenana Municipal Airport
459.31 miles (95.46 km) SEDelta Junction Airport (DJN)Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Delta Junction Airport on a map Set DJN as destination Airport Set DJN as destination Airport Get more information about Delta Junction Airport
562.08 miles (99.91 km) SEAllen Army Airfield (BIG)Fort Greely, Delta Junction, Alaska, United StatesView Allen Army Airfield on a map Set BIG as destination Airport Set BIG as destination Airport Get more information about Allen Army Airfield
674.32 miles (119.61 km) WNWMinto Al Wright Airport (MNT)Minto, Alaska, United StatesView Minto Al Wright Airport on a map Set MNT as destination Airport Set MNT as destination Airport Get more information about Minto Al Wright Airport
784.35 miles (135.75 km) SWMcKinley National Park Airport (MCL)McKinley Park, Alaska, United StatesView McKinley National Park Airport on a map Set MCL as destination Airport Set MCL as destination Airport Get more information about McKinley National Park Airport
885.66 miles (137.86 km) ESEHealy River Airport (HKB)Healy Lake, Alaska, United StatesView Healy River Airport on a map Set HKB as destination Airport Set HKB as destination Airport Get more information about Healy River Airport
992.02 miles (148.08 km) NECircle Hot Springs Airport (CHP)Circle Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Circle Hot Springs Airport on a map Set CHP as destination Airport Set CHP as destination Airport Get more information about Circle Hot Springs Airport
1092.13 miles (148.26 km) NECentral Airport (CEM)Central, Alaska, United StatesView Central Airport on a map Set CEM as destination Airport Set CEM as destination Airport Get more information about Central Airport
11105.87 miles (170.38 km) NWRampart Airport (RMP)Rampart, Alaska, United StatesView Rampart Airport on a map Set RMP as destination Airport Set RMP as destination Airport Get more information about Rampart Airport
12106.58 miles (171.53 km) WNWManley Hot Springs Airport (MLY)Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, United StatesView Manley Hot Springs Airport on a map Set MLY as destination Airport Set MLY as destination Airport Get more information about Manley Hot Springs Airport
13109.02 miles (175.45 km) NNWStevens Village Airport (SVS)Stevens Village, Alaska, United StatesView Stevens Village Airport on a map Set SVS as destination Airport Set SVS as destination Airport Get more information about Stevens Village Airport
14110.73 miles (178.20 km) SWSummit Airport (UMM)Summit, Alaska, United StatesView Summit Airport on a map Set UMM as destination Airport Set UMM as destination Airport Get more information about Summit Airport
15117.00 miles (188.30 km) NNEBirch Creek Airport (KBC)Birch Creek, Alaska, United StatesView Birch Creek Airport on a map Set KBC as destination Airport Set KBC as destination Airport Get more information about Birch Creek Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Eielson Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,294.82 miles (16,567.87 km) SSEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,272.65 miles (16,532.19 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,272.20 miles (16,531.45 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,240.74 miles (16,480.83 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,232.10 miles (16,466.93 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,141.32 miles (16,320.83 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,098.42 miles (16,251.80 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,027.05 miles (16,136.93 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,021.32 miles (16,127.70 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,016.69 miles (16,120.27 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1110,015.39 miles (16,118.17 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1210,014.79 miles (16,117.20 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,013.90 miles (16,115.78 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
149,993.38 miles (16,082.74 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
159,986.33 miles (16,071.40 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport