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KNTU...NAS Oceana  
User currently offlineKIGuy52 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

We were just wondering where the designation KNTU, for NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, came from. Is it an abbreviation for something, or are the designation letters picked randomly?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
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Few on the Navy ICAO of IATA codes of their Naval Air Stations have any meaning toward the the name. That all do have an N in them.
NZY-North Island
NIP-Jacksonville
NXX-Willow Grove
NUW-Whidbey Island
and so on.



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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2611 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

To add to that list,
NKX- MCAS Miramar



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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4367 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I do not know how they got NTU...the "N" has been discussed before...Norfolk Naval Air Station is NGO, so don't ask me why... My flightline sticker says "NTU" on it and a picture of an F-14 'cat means that is where I am based.

Kevin



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
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Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 3):
Norfolk Naval Air Station is NGO

NAS Norfolk is NGU



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Cecil Field is (was) NZC....absolutely no logic to it.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4367 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 4):
NAS Norfolk is NGU

You're right...it was like 4am when I typed that...

Kevin



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

You would think it would be something like 'KOCN' or 'KEAN' but that would make too much sense.

User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Lets not forget NAS (Alvin Callender Field) (NBG / KNBG), USA - Louisiana">NBG = NAS JRB New Orleans

Most naval base's 3 letter identifier begin with N, dunno why, but they do. there are of course a few exceptions, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.



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