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Lightning Ridge Airstrip New South Wales

 

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Country Airstrips Australia, Lightening Ridge Airstrip
Country Airstrips Australia, Lightning Ridge Airstrip

Lightning Ridge Airstrip in New South Wales is located two nautical miles from the outback town of Lightning Ridge. Many wonder how this area got it’s name. The name Lightning Ridge is said to have originated when in the 1870s, some passers-by found the bodies of a farmer, his dog, and 200 sheep, which had been struck by lightning. Europeans did not discover the potential for opal mining in Lightning Ridge until the late 1800s.

Country Airstrips Australia - Lightening Ridge Airstrip
Lightning Ridge Airstrip
Elevation
540 Feet
Area Forecast
22
Strip Direction
04 / 22 : 10 / 28
GPS Position
-29° 27 13′ South
147° 58 40 East
ALA Code
YLRD
Strip Length
733 : 1406
WAC Chart
3356
FIA
Brisbane Centre
127.1 – 3,000 FT
Strip Surface
Gravel : Sealed
Owner/Operator
Walgett Shire Council
(02) 6828 1399
0417 691 740
Windsock
1 – beside RWY 28
near TWY
ASIC Security/Vis Vest
Yes
Fuel
Jet A1 only
Sky Fuel card, Visa, MC
Nearest AVGAS at
Walgett or Bourke
Distance to Town
2 NM
Lighting
Yes
Aircraft Parking
Yes
Transport
Lightning Ridge Taxi
0427 609 017
Landing Fees
No

Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 126.70
Bird and animal hazards.

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