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About the French Frigate Shoals Airport

Information about the French Frigate Shoals Airport on Tern Island, one of the islands in the French Frigate Shoals group of islands, and sandbars, and banks.

Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Facts About the French Frigate Shoals Airport
TYPE: Private Airfield
ORIGINAL NAME: French Frigate Shoals Naval Air Facility
YEAR BUILT: 1942
BUILT BY: U.S. Naval Construction Battalions (Seebees)
FACILITIES: One runway 3,000 feet long by 200 feet wide
ELEVATION: About 6 feet above sea level
OWNER: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
ISLAND: Tern Island
ATOLL: French Frigate Shoals
ISLAND GROUP: Northwest Hawaiian Islands
WITHIN: Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge

NAAF French Frigate Shoals
The airport in the French Frigate Shoals was originally a Naval Auxiliary Airfield built in the early 1940's, shortly after the battle at Midway Island.

Wikipedia "French Frigate Shoals Airport" Article
Article with general information and facts about the airstrip on Tern Island in the French Frigate Shoals. Includes the airfield's history, location identifiers, history, facilities, and related resources.



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