Benalla Airport

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Benalla Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorBenalla Rural City Council
LocationBenalla, Victoria
Elevation AMSL569 ft / 173 m
Coordinates36°33′06″S 146°00′24″E / 36.55167°S 146.00667°E / -36.55167; 146.00667Coordinates: 36°33′06″S 146°00′24″E / 36.55167°S 146.00667°E / -36.55167; 146.00667
YBLA is located in Victoria
Location in Victoria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08R/26L 1,043 3,422 Bitumen
08L/26R 1,043 3,422 Grass
17R/35L 718 2,356 Grass
17L/35R 718 2,356 Grass
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Benalla Airport (IATA: BLN, ICAO: YBLA) is located 1 km east of Benalla, Victoria, Australia. Benalla Airport is the home of the Gliding Club of Victoria.

The airport was opened in 1941, as one of the many training bases in southern Australia supporting the commitment of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to the Empire Air Training Scheme, and the No. 11 Elementary Flying School was based there between 1941 and 1945.[2]

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  1. ^ YBLA – Benalla (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 25 Mar 2021, Aeronautical Chart Archived 11 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Benalla". RAAF Museum Point Cook. Retrieved 6 April 2020.