Naval Outlying Field Summerdale

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NOLF Summerdale
NOLF Summerdale - USGS 17 February 1997.jpg
USGS aerial image - 17 February 1997
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner U.S. Navy
Location Baldwin County, near Summerdale, Alabama
Elevation AMSL 149 ft / 45 m
Coordinates 30°30′28″N 087°38′44″W / 30.50778°N 87.64556°W / 30.50778; -87.64556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 2,850 869 Asphalt
10/28 2,850 869 Asphalt
16/34 2,850 869 Asphalt

Naval Outlying Field Summerdale (ICAO: KNFD, FAA LID: NFD) is a military use airport located in Summerdale, a town in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is under the operational control of NAS Whiting Field and is used for flying training.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned NFD by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

Facilities[edit]

NOLF Summerdale has three asphalt paved runways, each measuring 2,850 by 150 feet (869 x 46 m): Runway 4/22, Runway 10/28, and Runway 16/34.[1] In 2010, officials from NAS Whiting Field announced plans to expand the runways for several NOLFs they operate (including NOLF Summerdale) to facilitate the use of the T-6 Texan II training aircraft, which is replacing the aging fleet of T-34 Mentors. But those plans have come under heavy opposition by some residents who are worried about losing homes and land in the process.[4]

After NOLF Summerdale's flying activities were reduced for refurbishment, it officially "reopened" in March 2016 to resume more full-time training flight.[5]

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