West Sale Airport

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West Sale Airport
IATA: SXEICAO: YWSL
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Wellington Shire Council
Location Sale, Victoria
Elevation AMSL 72 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 38°05′30″S 146°57′55″E / 38.09167°S 146.96528°E / -38.09167; 146.96528Coordinates: 38°05′30″S 146°57′55″E / 38.09167°S 146.96528°E / -38.09167; 146.96528
Map
YWSL is located in Victoria
YWSL
YWSL
Location in Victoria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 500 1,640 Grass
09/27 1,527 5,010 Asphalt
14/32 699 2,293 Grass
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

West Sale Airport (IATA: SXEICAO: YWSL) is located about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west[1] of Sale, Victoria, Australia, off the Princes Highway.

During World War II, the aerodrome was requisitioned by the Royal Australian Air Force in 1941. Known as RAAF Base West Sale and RAAF Station West Sale, the aerodrome was home to No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School and Air Gunnery School until December 1945, when the aerodrome was handed back to its owners.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YWSL – West Sale (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart