Hoxton Park Airport
|Hoxton Park Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO:
|Operator||Sydney Metropolitan Airports Management Companies|
|Elevation AMSL||135 ft / 41 m|
|Sources: Australian Heritage Database|
Traffic was light; at the time of closure three fixed wing and one rotary wing flight training schools operated from this aerodrome, which bordered on a large flight training area, serving Sydney's general aviation community. A commercial skydiving operation was also based at the aerodrome. A self-service AVGAS bowser was available.
The aerodrome was constructed as part of a group of airfields to be used as aircraft dispersal fields in the event of Japanese air attack on the Sydney area. Aircraft revetment hideouts were constructed within adjacent vegetation to hide and disperse aircraft. The aerodrome was used as an emergency and training field and satellite field for Schofields, Bankstown and Camden during World War II by the Royal Australian Air Force.
The original airstrip was 5,000 by 172 ft (1,524 by 52 m) bur it was shortened after World War II. Several aircraft revetments that existed in the farmland to the west of the aerodrome may have been removed (possibly destroyed during the construction of the M7 motorway).
The development of Western Sydney finally caught up with the aerodrome and it closed permanently on 15 December 2008.
The runway was dug up and permanently destroyed on 16 December 2008. The taxiways were initially left in place but were destroyed with the hangars and airport buildings in early 2009.
The land is now owned by Mirvac with the intention to develop it into a distribution centre for the Sydney area.
- Official site[dead link]
- Hoxton Park Airport plan[dead link]
- Airport information for YHOX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.