Kingaroy Airport

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Kingaroy Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSouth Burnett Regional
LocationKingaroy, Queensland
Elevation AMSL1,492 ft / 455 m
Coordinates26°34′48″S 151°50′30″E / 26.58000°S 151.84167°E / -26.58000; 151.84167Coordinates: 26°34′48″S 151°50′30″E / 26.58000°S 151.84167°E / -26.58000; 151.84167
Map
YKRY is located in Queensland
YKRY
YKRY
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,600 5,249 Asphalt
05/23 1,303 4,275 Grass/Brown silt clay
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Kingaroy Airport or Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen Airport (IATA: KGY, ICAO: YKRY) is an airport located 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) south[1] of Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia.

It opened in 1931 as Kingaroy Aerodrome.[2] It was taken over by the Royal Australian Air Force in October 1941 as Landing Ground No. 375 and formally acquired by the Commonwealth government in June 1943, becoming RAAF Station Kingaroy. Four runways and 180 buildings were constructed between July 1942 and May 1943. It was downgraded to an unstaffed Emergency Landing Ground in June 1945 and returned to civilian control in July 1946.

There are two runways, the main is 16/34 and is 1,600 m × 30 m (5,249 ft × 98 ft) and the second, 05/23, is 1,303 m × 30 m (4,275 ft × 98 ft). There are no scheduled services but the airport is used by charter flights to the gas fields in far west Queensland.[1]

The airport has an active gliding club the Kingaroy Soaring Club that makes use of some of the World War 2 infrastructure for its hangar, club house and bunk house.

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  1. ^ a b c YKRY – Kingaroy (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart Archived 11 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "NEW AERODROME". The Brisbane Courier (22, 888). Queensland, Australia. 8 June 1931. p. 13. Retrieved 12 October 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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