Porepunkah Airfield

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Porepunkah Airport
Porepunkah Airfield Vabre.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: YPOK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Alpine Shire Council
Serves Porepunkah, Bright, Myrtleford
Elevation AMSL 935 ft / 285 m
Coordinates 36°43′06″S 146°53′04″E / 36.71833°S 146.88444°E / -36.71833; 146.88444Coordinates: 36°43′06″S 146°53′04″E / 36.71833°S 146.88444°E / -36.71833; 146.88444
Map
YPOK is located in Victoria
YPOK
YPOK
Location in Victoria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 750 2,461 Grass
Sources: AIP[1]

Porepunkah Airfield (ICAO: YPOK) is located in the Buckland Valley 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) southwest[1] of the township of Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia. It is home to general aviation, ultralight and weight shift aircraft, gliders and occasionally hang gliders.

The airfield was originally a local farmer's paddock, and in 1978, formally commissioned as Buckland Airfield and since then has grown into a picturesque grassed airfield with user hangars, public toilets, public car parking and visiting aircraft parking.

The recent improvements to the airfield include a new vehicular entrance at the north end of the airstrip and the closure of the original road crossing the airfield.

The airfield is managed by a Committee of Management for the Alpine Shire.

The Geelong Gliding Club holds an annual Easter Camp at the Porepunkah aerodrome starting from the Good Friday till the Saturday next week.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YPOK – Porepunkah (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014