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When you need to find the nearest airport to somewhere, find wherever you're looking for on Google maps and roughly center it in the window. Then open the bookmark you created in step 1, and it should open up a new window with a list of all the airports within 60 miles of the center of the map. The same caveat as above applies, the nearest airport may not be the closest drive time or most convenient. You can usually copy the airport identifier back into Google maps to get driving directions.
Edit: I use this in Safari 4 and 5, and I've had at least one report that it works in later versions of IE. YMMV on other browsers, it may need to be tweaked a bit.