Naval Outlying Field Webster

Naval Outlying Field Webster also Webster Field (ICAO: KNUI, FAA LID: NUI), is a military base with an airfield. It is a site of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) serving Navy test pilots and avionics engineering and development, located on the west side of St. Inigoes, Maryland, United States.[1] It is near Coast Guard Station, St. Inigoes.

Naval Outlying Field Webster

(Webster Field)
Airport typeMilitary
Owner/OperatorUS Navy
LocationSt. Inigoes, Maryland
In useNaval Airfield, Avionics testing and development, test pilot working area
Elevation AMSL12 to 21 ft / 4 to 6 m
Coordinates38°08′47″N 076°25′47″W / 38.14639°N 76.42972°W / 38.14639; -76.42972
WebsiteWebster Field
NUI is located in Maryland
Location of airport in Maryland
NUI is located in the United States
NUI (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
15/33 5,000 1,524 Asphalt

History edit

The airfield was located on a Jesuit property owned since 1634. During World War II, the U.S. Navy purchased the land for $96,000 from the priesthood in 1943, paying them one year later. All buildings were demolished with the exception of the Jesuit fathers' residence on Priest's Point, and a tobacco barn near Fort Point. Three runways were originally constructed, though only two remain in use today.

The Naval Air Navigation Electronics Project moved to the field in 1960.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "KNUI". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Webster Outlying Field, the early years". Archived from the original on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.