Williamson Airfield

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Williamson Airfield
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAustralian Army
OperatorDCSO Rockhampton
LocationRockhampton, Queensland
Elevation AMSL104 ft / 32 m
Coordinates22°28′24″S 150°10′42″E / 22.47333°S 150.17833°E / -22.47333; 150.17833Coordinates: 22°28′24″S 150°10′42″E / 22.47333°S 150.17833°E / -22.47333; 150.17833
YWIS is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,800 5,906 Asphalt
Sources: AIP[1]

Williamson Airfield (ICAO: YWIS) is located near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia within the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area.

Williamson Airfield was the setting for the Royal Australian Air Force's recruiting video "Impossible Airfield", filmed during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. No381 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron and associated units set up a fully functional airbase support unit in just 36 hours. Despite the impression given in the video, the unit did not create the airfield from scratch, the runway and ramp were already present.

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  1. ^ YWIS – Williamson (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018