Jervis Bay Airport

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Jervis Bay Territory Airport
IATA: noneICAO: YJBY
Summary
Airport type Military/Private
Operator RAN
Location Jervis Bay
Elevation AMSL 200 ft / 61 m
Coordinates 35°08′48″S 150°41′48″E / 35.14667°S 150.69667°E / -35.14667; 150.69667Coordinates: 35°08′48″S 150°41′48″E / 35.14667°S 150.69667°E / -35.14667; 150.69667
Map
YJBY is located in New South Wales
YJBY
YJBY
Location in Jervis Bay Territory
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,463 4,800 Asphalt
15/33 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
Sources: AIP[1]

Jervis Bay Territory Airport (ICAO: YJBY) is the only airport of the Jervis Bay Territory, Australia. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Sussex Inlet and about 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Jervis Bay Village and HMAS Creswell.

It was opened in 1941 as a satellite airfield of Royal Australian Air Force Station, Nowra (now HMAS Albatross). It was primarily used to support torpedo training by No. 6 Operational Training Unit RAAF and search and rescue operations during World War II. During 1945 it was home to the Royal Navy Mobile Naval Air Base MONAB V (HMS Nabswick) and several Fleet Air Arm squadrons of the British Pacific Fleet.

The airfield was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1948. It continued to be used as a base for the RAN's GAF Jindivik pilotless target aircraft. Today the RAN's British Aerospace MQM-107E Kalkara Flight is based at the airfield, along with the RAN School of Ship Survivability and Safety that has fire and damage control (flooding) training facilities.

The airfield was made available to civil aviation from 1950. Today a few airlines operate charter flights to the airport.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ YJBY – Jervis Bay (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014