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Quilpie Airport QLD

 

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Quilpie Airport QLD

Quilpie Airport in QLD services the nearby town of Quilpie. It is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) west of Quilpie and operated by the Quilpie Shire Council.

Quilpie is the administrative centre of a shire which covers 67,663 sq. km of western Queensland.  In the 21st century the shire’s population fell below 1,000 people with approximately half of those living in the town. Beyond the town and the tiny settlements of  Toompine and Eromanga lie the deserts and marginal lands of western Queensland with their endless sand dunes, scrubby mulga and gidgee vegetation, dirt roads heavy with bulldust, annual rainfall of less than 350 mm and summer temperatures which have been known to reach 47°C (116.8°F).

The primary attraction of the area is fossicking for the beautiful boulder opals. A bonus is that the altar in the local church has, uniquely, been made from these valuable stones.

Quilpie Airport Runway layout, QLD
Elevation
655
Area Forecast
41
Strip Direction
09 / 27 : 18 / 36
GPS Position
26° 3631 S
144° 1526 E
ALA Code
YQLP
Strip Length
1493 : 1070
WAC Chart
3341
FIA
Brisb Centre 118.8 7000ft
Strip Surface
Sealed : Sand Clay
Owner/Operator
Quilpie Shire Council
07 4656 0500
ARO 0419 230 115
Windsock
1 – Each end of RWY 09/27 LH side of THR
1 – Eastern side of TWY
ASIC Security/VIS Vest
Yes
Fuel
AVGAS and JetA1 bowser
Credit cards
Distance to Town
1 NM
Lighting
09 / 27 PAL + AA 120.6
Aircraft Parking
Yes
Transport
Landing Fees
Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 126.7

Caution: Animal hazards.
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