Mudgee Airport

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Mudgee Airport
IATA: DGEICAO: YMDG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Mid-Western Regional Council
Location Mudgee, New South Wales
Elevation AMSL 1,545 ft / 471 m
Coordinates 32°33′45″S 149°36′40″E / 32.56250°S 149.61111°E / -32.56250; 149.61111Coordinates: 32°33′45″S 149°36′40″E / 32.56250°S 149.61111°E / -32.56250; 149.61111
Website www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au[dead link]
Map
YMDG is located in New South Wales
YMDG
YMDG
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,739 5,705 Asphalt
16/34 1,705 5,594 Grass
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Mudgee Airport (IATA: DGEICAO: YMDG) is an airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north northeast[1] of Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is frequently used for technical training.

History[edit]

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.[2]

From as early as 1933 there was agitation for a licensed public aerodrome for Mudgee.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FlyPelican Sydney

Charter and scenic flights are also operated by Commercial helicopters.[6] Flights to Sydney resumed on 11 June 2015 after an 18 months break.[7][8][9]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 14 September 2014 two people were killed after their small aircraft crashed into a paddock while attempting to land at the airport.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YMDG – Mudgee (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 10 November 2016, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Commercial Helicopters - Mudgee scenic flights, airwork and charter
  7. ^ Watson, Elle (27 May 2015). "Fly Pelican announces starting date for flights". Mudgee Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ FlyPelican's Schedule Fly Pelican Retrieved 6 June 2015
  9. ^ Up, up and away for flights between Sydney and Mudgee Transport for NSW 11 June 2015
  10. ^ Burke, Liz (14 September 2014). "Mudgee airport plane crash at claims two lives". news.com.au. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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