Glen Innes Airport

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Glen Innes Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGlen Innes Regional Airport Pty Ltd (Australia Asia Flight Training Pty Ltd)
LocationGlen Innes, New South Wales
Elevation AMSL3,433 ft / 1,046 m
Coordinates29°40′30″S 151°41′24″E / 29.67500°S 151.69000°E / -29.67500; 151.69000Coordinates: 29°40′30″S 151°41′24″E / 29.67500°S 151.69000°E / -29.67500; 151.69000
Map
YGLI is located in New South Wales
YGLI
YGLI
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,498 4,915 Asphalt
10/28 1,676 5,499 Gravel
Sources: AIP[1]

Glen Innes Airport (IATA: GLI, ICAO: YGLI) is a small airport located 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northwest[1] of Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia.

Unusually for a small town airport the runway is sealed and of a reasonable length (1,500 m (4,900 ft) plus), this runway was constructed around the Second World War as a possible northern base for the Brisbane Line in the case of Japanese invasion. The airport is going under a major development with Glen Innes Regional Airport Pty Ltd committed to the construction of a 600-student resident commercial aviation college. The school will prepare both Australian and international students to graduate "airline ready" with full CASA licenses, up to Multi Engine crew and instrument rating. Plans for the college include classrooms, operations facilities, serviced accommodations, recreation facilities, and simulation bays. The airport is connected to town water sewerage and water. A second runway will be sealed to 1,200m and parallel sealed taxiways will be constructed in addition to new hardstands for up to 40 aircraft and hangars and fueling facilities for Jet A1 and Avgas. Glen Innes experiences excellent weather conditions for flying more than 350 days per year.

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  1. ^ a b YGLI – Glen Innes (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018