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The Dead Fleet
The "Dead Fleet" is a VFR reporting point off to the west of Newport News, Williamsburg Airport in the James River which is a "fleet" of stationary ships!

As you are flying over, it looks like an entire fleet - maybe 14-16 ships - all together. At first you might think it is a Naval exercise, but in reality it is just a collection of reserve ships anchored in the river. It may be the closest you ever get to fly to a real US Navy ship unless you are in the Navy!

Pretty cool to fly over! Check it out the next time you are in the Tidewater area - can't miss the Dead Fleet!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (444 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Sunday, June 22, 2014
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  Other Nearby Airports
There are 17 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    FAF   FELKER AAF    5.5 nm at 270 degrees   (Military)
     View    LFI   LANGLEY AFB    7.0 nm at 115 degrees   (Military)
     View    31VA   ABERDEEN FIELD    7.9 nm at 215 degrees   (Private)
     View    1VA5   HOFFMAN'S FARM    9.6 nm at 30 degrees   (Private)
     View    JGG   WILLIAMSBURG-JAMESTOWN    12.5 nm at 301 degrees   (Public)
     View    W94   CAMP PEARY LNDG STRIP    12.9 nm at 327 degrees   (Military)
     View    92VA   NEW QUARTER FARM    13.2 nm at 345 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA33   BEAVER DAM AIRPARK    14.2 nm at 248 degrees   (Private)
     View    2VA2   MELVILLE AIRSTRIP    14.2 nm at 273 degrees   (Private)
     View    NGU   NORFOLK NS (CHAMBERS FLD)    15.2 nm at 140 degrees   (Military)
     View    9VA1   HOLLY POINT    17.2 nm at 17 degrees   (Private)
     View    VA56   WELLS    17.8 nm at 244 degrees   (Private)
     View    3VA8   GARNER    18.9 nm at 209 degrees   (Private)
     View    0VA9   HANDY STRIP    19.0 nm at 6 degrees   (Private)
     View    ORF   NORFOLK INTL    20.0 nm at 135 degrees   (Public)
     View    PVG   HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE    21.2 nm at 174 degrees   (Public)
     View    VG39   EARTH    23.8 nm at 77 degrees   (Private)
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