RAAF Gingin

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RAAF Gingin
Gingin, Western Australia in Australia
RAAF Gingin YGIG is located in Western Australia
RAAF Gingin YGIG
RAAF Gingin YGIG
Location in Western Australia
Coordinates31°27′54″S 115°51′48″E / 31.46500°S 115.86333°E / -31.46500; 115.86333Coordinates: 31°27′54″S 115°51′48″E / 31.46500°S 115.86333°E / -31.46500; 115.86333
TypeMilitary airfield; unmanned
Area700 hectares (1,700 acres)
Site information
OwnerDepartment of Defence
Operator Royal Australian Air Force
Site history
In use1960s – present
Airfield information
IdentifiersICAO: YGIG
Elevation75 metres (247 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
08/26 1,828 metres (5,997 ft) Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

RAAF Gingin (ICAO: YGIG), sometimes also RAAF Base Gingin[2] or RAAF Base Gin Gin,[3] is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) small military airfield located at Gingin, in Western Australia.

Constructed during the 1960s, the airfield is set on 700 hectares (1,700 acres); predominantly used for pilot training and various other uses that include the bulk storage and distribution of fuel, with both above-ground and underground storage tanks.[2] The airfield is located 55 kilometres (34 mi) north from Perth and 34 km (21 mi) north by road from RAAF Base Pearce, which also administers the site.[2] There are no RAAF personnel based at Gingin.

In 2016 it was reported that the Australian Government had approved funding for the upgrade of the air traffic control tower at RAAF Gingin.[4]

The airfield is used by the Pearce Aero Club, which keeps some aircraft there.[2]

The airfield has previously been identified as the site for a second airport for Perth.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ YGIG – Gingin (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018
  2. ^ a b c d "Gingin Satellite Airfield, Western Australia" (PDF). Department of Defence. Australian Government. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Beca secures major Defence capital works project in Australia" (Press release). BECA. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "$400 million project to upgrade RAAF ATC facilities approved". Australian Aviation. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ McInnes, Anita (5 June 2015). "Pearce or Gingin airport unlikely". Echo News. Retrieved 19 August 2017.

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