RAF Mona

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RAF Mona

Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg

Anglesey in Wales
EGOQ is located in Anglesey
EGOQ
EGOQ
Shown within Anglesey
Coordinates 53°15′31″N 004°22′25″W / 53.25861°N 4.37361°W / 53.25861; -4.37361Coordinates: 53°15′31″N 004°22′25″W / 53.25861°N 4.37361°W / 53.25861; -4.37361
Type Royal Air Force station - Relief Landing Ground
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Site history
Built 1913 (1913)
In use 1913-Present
Airfield information
Identifiers ICAO: EGOQ,
Elevation: 62 metres (203 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
04/22 1,579 metres (5,180 ft) Asphalt

RAF Mona (ICAO: EGOQ) is a Royal Air Force station on the island of Anglesey, Wales. It is primarily used as a relief landing ground for RAF Valley. Mona was opened as a Royal Naval Air Service airship base in 1915. During Second World War it was used as an air gunnery school, flying Avro Ansons. Today, Mona is used for circuit practice by BAE Hawks from RAF Valley along with a civilian flying club and 2474 (Cefni) Squadron Air Training Corps.

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

A Hawk crashed at RAF Mona in 2006. The pilot ejected safely and was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

A Hawk overshot the runway at RAF Mona at 10:50 BST Friday 13 September 2013. The aircraft was practising forced landings when it hit a goose. The aircraft hit the bird while on the runway and ended up in the arresting safety net. Both instructor and pupil were unhurt in the incident.

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