Derby Airport (Australia)
|Operator||Shire of Derby/West Kimberley|
|Location||Derby, Western Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||24 ft / 7 m|
The site of Derby airport was first set aside for aviation uses in 1922. The airfield played a key role in the search for Charles Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross following a forced landing in the Kimberley region during 1929 in an incident that would become known as the "Coffee Royal Affair". Aviation pioneer Norman Brearley, used aircraft of his West Australian Airways in the initial search effort flying outwards from Derby.
- Curtin Airport, nearby military base which hosted commercial passenger flights to Derby
- List of airports in Western Australia
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart (
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
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