Bendigo Airport (Victoria)

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Bendigo Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Greater Bendigo
LocationEast Bendigo, Bendigo, Victoria
Elevation AMSL705 ft / 215 m
Coordinates36°44′22″S 144°19′47″E / 36.73944°S 144.32972°E / -36.73944; 144.32972Coordinates: 36°44′22″S 144°19′47″E / 36.73944°S 144.32972°E / -36.73944; 144.32972
Map
YBDG is located in Victoria
YBDG
YBDG
Location in Victoria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,600 5,249 Asphalt
05/23 767 2,516 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Bendigo Airport (IATA: BXG, ICAO: YBDG), is located in East Bendigo just north of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, just off the Midland Highway. The airport is about 10 minutes drive from the CBD of Bendigo.

In 2017 Bendigo Airport was upgraded with a new taxiway system, new lighting and a new 1.6 km north–south runway. New lighting and signage was also added.

Facilities[edit]

Bendigo Airport has a small terminal building which is located on the western side.

The airport has 25 private hangars for small aircraft. The hangars are located at the northern end of the terminal.

Operators[edit]

Operator Type Destination
Air Ambulance Victoria Medical Essendon Airport
MyJet Charter Essendon Airport
QantasLink Commercial Sydney (begins 1 April 2019)[2]

Other Operators[edit]

  • Bendigo Aviation Services (BAS)
  • Bendigo Flying Club (BFC)
  • Bendigo Recreational Aviation School

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 19 May 2015, a Cirrus SR22T registered VH-EPG from Moorabbin to Mildura declared a PAN PAN after smoke built up in the cockpit. On approach the aircraft cleared a row of trees and made a final landing on runway 17. Emergency crews responded to the emergency. The pilot and passenger were not injured.
  • On the 17 December 2017 an ultralight plane crashed during takeoff. The aircraft was registered 23-8769 . The pilot and the instructor were taken to Bendigo Hospital with minor injuries. Emergency services were called to the scene. The cause of the crash is unknown.The ATSB are investigating the accident

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YBDG – Bendigo (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart Archived 10 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "New Qantas service to fly from Bendigo to Sydney six days a week Local News". Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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