Charters Towers Airport

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Charters Towers Airport
Charters Towers Airport overview Vabre.jpg
Airport overview
Airport type Public
Operator Charters Towers Regional Council
Location Charters Towers, Queensland
Elevation AMSL 955 ft / 291 m
Coordinates 20°02′36″S 146°16′24″E / 20.04333°S 146.27333°E / -20.04333; 146.27333Coordinates: 20°02′36″S 146°16′24″E / 20.04333°S 146.27333°E / -20.04333; 146.27333
YCHT is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,005 3,297 Gravel/Bituman
06/24 1,736 5,696 Asphalt
Sources: AIP[1]

Charters Towers Airport (IATA: CXTICAO: YCHT) is an airport located 2.9 nautical miles (5.4 km; 3.3 mi) north[1] of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.


World War II[edit]

No. 22 Squadron aircrew and ground crew preparing for a sortie in October 1944

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Fifth Air Force stationed the following units at the airfield:[2]

8th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (17–31 March 1942; 9 May 1942 – 28 January 1943)
90th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (8 March 1942 – 28 January 1943)

In addition, 370th Service Squadron managed the day to day USAAF Base operations of the airfield.

Heritage listings[edit]

Charters Towers Airport has a heritage listing for the Bore Sight Range and Compass Swinging Platform established during World War II.[3]

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ a b YCHT – Charters Towers (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 25 May 2017
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556. 
  3. ^ "Charters Towers Airfield Bore Sight Range and Compass Swinging Platform (entry 602739)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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