|IATA: DGE – ICAO: YMDG|
|Owner||Mid-Western Regional Council|
|Location||Mudgee, New South Wales|
|Elevation AMSL||1,545 ft / 471 m|
Mudgee Airport (IATA: DGE, ICAO: YMDG) is an airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north northeast of Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is frequently used for technical training.
In 1921 there was activity on the need for an aerodrome at Mudgee, with a proposal for privately owned air strip to be prepared near the town.
From as early as 1933 there was agitation for a licensed public aerodrome for Mudgee. The Mudgee Racecourse was used as a landing ground when the first passenger air service from Mudgee to Sydney commenced 3 August 1937 by Southern Airlines and Freighters Limited. Mudgee was the first stop on a service that proceeded to Dubbo, Narromine, Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia, then turned around at Broken Hill for the return trip. The aircraft was a two engined De Havilland Dragonfly.
Mudgee Racecourse was used as a landing Aerodrome for many years then in 1949 the Department of Civil Aviation cancelled the licence for the aerodrome as it was unsuitable to be a combined racecourse and an aerodrome. In 1954 the State Government rezoned the Racecourse land and redesignated it as an aerodrome site. In 1955 the aerodrome was re-licensed and reopened.
Airlines and destinations
Incidents and accidents
- On 14 September 2014 two people were killed after their small aircraft crashed into a paddock while attempting to land at the airport.
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 10 November 2016, Aeronautical Chart (
- "Important Aeroplane Use.". Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 24 February 1921. p. 12. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Mudgee Must Move.". Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 13 July 1933. p. 10. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Mudgee On The Map.". Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 29 July 1937. p. 4. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Mudgee Aerodrome Licence Cancelled By Department of Civil Aviation; Flying And Racing Will Not Mix.". Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 19 May 1949. p. 11. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- Commercial Helicopters - Mudgee scenic flights, airwork and charter
- Watson, Elle (27 May 2015). "Fly Pelican announces starting date for flights". Mudgee Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- FlyPelican's Schedule Fly Pelican Retrieved 6 June 2015
- Up, up and away for flights between Sydney and Mudgee Transport for NSW 11 June 2015
- Burke, Liz (14 September 2014). "Mudgee airport plane crash at claims two lives". news.com.au. Retrieved 14 September 2014.