Charleville Airport

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Charleville Airport
Charleville Airport overview Vabre.jpg
IATA: CTLICAO: YBCV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Murweh Shire Council
Location Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 1,003 ft / 306 m
Coordinates 26°24′24″S 146°15′45″E / 26.40667°S 146.26250°E / -26.40667; 146.26250Coordinates: 26°24′24″S 146°15′45″E / 26.40667°S 146.26250°E / -26.40667; 146.26250
Map
YBCV is located in Queensland
YBCV
YBCV
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
18/36 1,067 3,501 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Charleville Airport (IATA: CTLICAO: YBCV) is an airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) southwest[1] Charleville, a town in the state of Queensland in Australia.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane, Roma
Skytrans Airlines Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Brisbane, Mount Isa, Quilpie, Toowoomba, Windorah

Regular services operated under contract to the Government of Queensland. Services operated by Skytrans will be taken over by Regional Express Airlines from 1 January 2015.[2]

History[edit]

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces 63d Bombardment Squadron, assigned to the Fifth Air Force 43d Bombardment Group, flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from the airfield between 15 June-3 August 1942.[3]

Other USAAF units assigned to Charleville were the 8th and 480th Service Squadron of the 45th Service Group.[4]

Charleville was also the western terminus of the Air Transport Command Pacific Wing (later Division).

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) had a unit at Charleville. No 15 Operational Base Unit provided support services for transiting aircraft, such as refuelling or minor maintenance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b YBCV – Charleville (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ "Rex soars in Queensland as Skytrans falters". Brisbane Times. 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. 
  4. ^ USAF Historical Research Agency Document Search

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