|IATA: NSO – ICAO: YSCO|
|Owner||Upper Hunter Shire Council|
|Operator||Upper Hunter Shire Council|
|Serves||Upper Hunter Valley|
|Location||Scone, New South Wales|
|Elevation AMSL||745 ft / 227 m|
Scone Airport, (IATA: NSO, ICAO: YSCO) is a public airport in the Upper Hunter Valley, 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of Scone, Australia. It was built to provide a public aerodrome replacing Nandowra aerodrome on located on "Nandowra", approx. 9 km south of Scone.
Between 1988 and 2001, Yanda Airlines based an aircraft and pilots at Scone to operate commuter flights to Sydney via Singleton and Maitland. The company's fleet of PA-31 aircraft were also maintained by Scone Aircraft Maintenance at the airport until Yanda's grounding by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
There are currently no airlines serving Scone.
The airport is home to several businesses providing a range of services. These include: Scone Aero Club, a social club and Ultralight Flight Training Facility approved to conduct Recreational Aviation Australia instructor training  and which organised the "Warbirds Over Scone" series of Airshows in 1998, 2001 and 2003; Pay's Air Charter & Pay's Warbird Museum  Airspeed Aviation, an Air Charter operator and flying school; Neva-Part Welding, an approved aviation welding workshop; Scone Aircraft Maintenance, an approved aircraft maintenance facility; and AirPasture, an aerial application business.
In 2010, an agreement between the Upper Hunter Shire, State Government and local business owners secured up to $2 million in funding to update and expand the airport facilities. The upgrades include improved drainage, a runway extension and a new taxiway. The runway extension was completed by May 2011. The Upper Hunter Shire has expressed an interest in attracting commuter airline services to the upgraded airport.
Accidents and incidents
- On 31 October 1982, a de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth preparing for a display formation involving two other aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff and was destroyed by the post impact fire, killing both the pilot and passenger. The cause of the crash was determined to be a combination of factors attributed to pilot error.
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- RA-Aus May 2012 Flight Training Facilities
- Stratchan, J "Scone Airport Lands $2m Overhaul", The Newcastle Herald, 14 May 2010
- "Aviation Safety Investigation Report 198201428" (PDF). Australian Transport Safety Bureau. 8 March 1984. Retrieved 17 May 2012.