Gundaroo Airport

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Gundaroo Airport
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OwnerDick Smith Investments
LocationGundaroo, New South Wales
Elevation AMSL1,860 ft / 564 m
Coordinates35°02′42″S 149°15′30″E / 35.04500°S 149.25833°E / -35.04500; 149.25833
Map
YGDO is located in New South Wales
YGDO
YGDO
Location of airport in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,590 1,094 Bitumen
13/31 1,373 418 Grass
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Gundaroo Airport (ICAO: YGDO) is a private airstrip located approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) south of the village of Gundaroo in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. The airport is on the grounds of "Bowylie Homestead", once the home of American actress Maud Jeffries and now the country estate of high-profile Australian aviator and entrepreneur Dick Smith. The airfield is home to the Bowylie Flying Club, a museum collection of aviation memorabilia and amateur radio equipment.[2] The airside facilities are linked to the private homestead by a miniature railway which intersects the taxiway, requiring aircraft to give way to trains. The airfield may be available to the public by prior arrangement and has been a destination for aero clubs. The airfield has hosted a bi-annual rally for large scale model aircraft.[3] This event attracts participants from clubs across Australia.

View across the airfield towards the Bowylie Flying Club

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References[edit]

  1. ^ YGDO – Gundaroo (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, [1]
  2. ^ "WIA Centenary Weekend - Sunday BBQ at Aviation & Radio Museum". The Wireless Institute of Australia. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Bowylie - the inside story". Warringah Radio Control Society Incorporated. Retrieved 13 April 2013.