Naval Outlying Field Summerdale

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NOLF Summerdale
NOLF Summerdale - USGS 17 February 1997.jpg
USGS aerial image - 17 February 1997
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerU.S. Navy
LocationBaldwin County, near Summerdale, Alabama
Elevation AMSL149 ft / 45 m
Coordinates30°30′28″N 087°38′44″W / 30.50778°N 87.64556°W / 30.50778; -87.64556
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]


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. 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 flights.[5]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for NFD (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ | NOLF Summerdale
  3. ^ "Naval Outlying Field Summerdale (FAA: NFD)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  4. ^ Navy expansion plans worry some Baldwin County residents
  5. ^ Navy Outlying Field Summerdale Reopens

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