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Longreach Airstrip, Queensland

 

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Longreach Airport is situated in Longreach, Queensland, Australia. The airport is 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) northeast of the city.

Longreach has played a major part in Australian aviation from 1919 onwards. In August of that year, a small party left the town to travel overland to survey a route suitable for competitors in the first air race to leave England en route to Australia. The travellers included Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, two pilots who had both been trained in the Australian Flying Corps during World War I. In December 1919, a Vickers Vimy landed, piloted by Ross and Keith Smith, who were en route to Melbourne after completing the first England to Australia flight. They were the first to use the air route pioneered by Fysh and McGinness.

The first overland flight across the Australian continent from Melbourne to Darwin passed through the airport in 1919. This flight was undertaken by Captain Henry Wrigley and Sergeant Arthur Murphy.

Longreach Airport, Queensland - Country Airstrips Australia
Longreach Airport, Queensland
Elevation
627
Area Forecast
41
Strip Direction
04 / 22
GPS Position
-23° 2603 South
144° 1649 East
ALA Code
YLRE
Strip Length
1936
WAC Chart
3234
FIA
Brisbane Centre
122.1 on ground
Strip Surface
Sealed
Owner/Operator
Longreach Airport Pty Ltd
(07) 4658 3766
AR 0419 414 895
Windsock
2
Each end of runway
ASIC Security/Vis Vest
Yes
Fuel
AirBP Card swipe AVGAS
AirBP card only
Payment can be cash, CC, chq
by prior arrangement
0417 624 422
Distance to Town
1.5 NM
Lighting
PAL & AFRU
126.7
Aircraft Parking
Yes
Transport
Longreach Taxi
(07) 4658 4150
Avis Car Hire
(07) 4650 1000 AD
Landing Fees
Yes

Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 126.7
ASIC RQ airside in all GA areas.
Beware birds (flocks) and animals.
Check NOTAMs.

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