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Camooweal Airstrip QLD

 

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Camooweal Airstrip is located 0.4 nautical miles northeast of Camooweal in QLD. The airstrip is operated by the Mount Isa City Council and is mainly used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to support the operation of weekly medical clinics for the Camooweal community.

Camooweal has always been associated with early aviation history for it had an excellent antbed well-drained aerodrome and was on the international air route long before the runways were sealed.

Originally however it was just a black soil strip. Ross and Keith Smith flying over in 1919, having been delayed at Anthony’s Lagoon dropped aerial letters one and two, a spark plug and a valve spring which the locals raffled in March, 1920 at 1/- (one shilling) per ticket in aid of the local hospital.

Camooweal Airstrip was much used during WW2 as an available stop on the Inland Ferry Route from the southern states to Darwin.

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Camooweal Airstrip QLD
Elevation
780
Area Forecast
43
Strip Direction
13 / 31
GPS Position
19° 54 42 S
138° 07 03 E
ALA Code
YCMW
Strip Length
1238
WAC Chart
3220
FIA
Brisbane Centre 122.4 5500FT
Strip Surface
Sealed
Owner / Operator
Mt Isa City Council
ARO 0407 493 811
Windsock
Midway on W side of airstrip
ASIC Security / Vis Vest
No
Fuel
No
Distance to Town
0.4 NM
Lighting
Emergency use only
Aircraft Parking
Yes
Do not park on Apron
BYO Tie-downs
Transport

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