|Owner||Cessnock City Council|
|Operator||Cessnock City Council|
|Location||Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||211 ft / 64 m|
Built by the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 during World War II named as RAAF Base Pokolbin, as part of a system of parent and satellite aerodromes proposed throughout New South Wales. The aerodrome was known as RAAF Station Pokolbin. The aerodrome had two runways 5,000 by 160 ft (1,524 by 49 m) wide side by side.
Cessnock Airport is a popular Flight training aerodrome servicing Newcastle and Lower Hunter based pilots and students. It is usually considered so popular due to its large training area, which it shares with Maitland Airport and other Hunter Region aerodromes. It is home to two flight schools, Hunter Valley Aviation (a campus of Basair Aviation College, based in Bankstown NSW) and Achieve Aviation. The airport is also home to two helicopter charter companies; Slattery Helicopter Charter and Hunter Valley Helicopters which operate from the Eastern Apron. Early morning Hot air balloon flights are also conducted in close proximity to the aerodrome in the early hours of the day.
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 09 November 2017 (
- "Appendix F - World War II Aerodromes and Landing Grounds in NSW" (PDF). NSW Heritage Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
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