Jervis Bay Airport
|Jervis Bay Territory Airport|
|Elevation AMSL||200 ft / 61 m|
Jervis Bay Territory Airport (ICAO: YJBY) is the only airport of the Jervis Bay Territory, Australia. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Sussex Inlet and about 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Jervis Bay Village and HMAS Creswell.
It was opened in 1941 as a satellite airfield of Royal Australian Air Force Station, Nowra (now HMAS Albatross). It was primarily used to support torpedo training by No. 6 Operational Training Unit RAAF and search and rescue operations during World War II. During 1945 it was home to the Royal Navy Mobile Naval Air Base MONAB V (HMS Nabswick) and several Fleet Air Arm squadrons of the British Pacific Fleet.
The airfield was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1948. It continued to be used as a base for the RAN's GAF Jindivik pilotless target aircraft. Today the RAN's British Aerospace MQM-107E Kalkara Flight is based at the airfield, along with the RAN School of Ship Survivability and Safety that has fire and damage control (flooding) training facilities.
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