Gundaroo Airport

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Gundaroo Airport


YGDO is located in New South Wales
Location of airport in New South Wales
Airport type Private
Owner Dick Smith Investments
Location Gundaroo, New South Wales
Elevation AMSL 1,860 ft / 564 m
Coordinates 35°02′42″S 149°15′30″E / 35.04500°S 149.25833°E / -35.04500; 149.25833
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 is available to the public by prior arrangement and is popular as a destination for aero clubs, as well as providing an alternative to Canberra Airport for smaller general aviation and recreational category aircraft. The airfield also hosts 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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  1. ^ YGDO – Gundaroo (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 18 August 2016, [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.