Cambridge Aerodrome

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This article is about the aerodrome in Tasmania, Australia. For the airport in Britain, see Cambridge Airport.
Cambridge Aerodrome
Hobart/Cambridge Aerodrome
Cambridge Airport Tas1.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: YCBG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Par Avion
Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Elevation AMSL 67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 42°49′36″S 147°28′30″E / 42.82667°S 147.47500°E / -42.82667; 147.47500Coordinates: 42°49′36″S 147°28′30″E / 42.82667°S 147.47500°E / -42.82667; 147.47500
Map
YCBG is located in Tasmania
YCBG
YCBG
Location in Tasmania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,116 3,661 Asphalt
14/32 884 2,900 Asphalt
Sources: AIP[1]

Cambridge Aerodrome (ICAO: YCBG), also known as Cambridge Airport, is a minor airport located in Cambridge, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is located only a few kilometres from the primary airport, Hobart International Airport.

Cambridge has been the primary site of aeronautics in Hobart from its opening in the 1920s.[citation needed] In July 1934 the federal government compulsorily acquired 190 acres (77 ha) of land from a local farmer to establish an aerodrome on the current site.[2] It served as Hobart's main airport until the International Airport opened in 1956. Today it is the base of Par Avion, which specialises in day trips and scenic flights around Hobart and the South West Wilderness of Tasmania, and also the Aeroclub of Southern Tasmania. According to Par Avion's owner, Airlines of Tasmania, a third runway has be opened but is not yet listed in the AIP.[1][3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

A tourist plane taking off from Cambridge Airport, Hobart, Tasmania

On 10 March 1946 a Douglas DC-3 aircraft operated by Australian National Airways departed from Cambridge Aerodrome with a crew of 4 and 21 passengers for Essendon Airport. Less than 2 minutes after take-off the aircraft crashed at Seven-Mile Beach, killing all on board. At the time it was Australia's worst civil aviation accident.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YCBG – Hobart/Cambridge (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014
  2. ^ "CAMBRIDGE AERODROME SITE: Suit Against the Commonwealth". The Mercury (Hobart). 26 March 1936. 
  3. ^ About Us
  4. ^ The Canberra Times - 12 March 1946, p.2 Retrieved 2011-10-03

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