Woy Woy Aerodrome

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Woy Woy Aerodrome

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Summary
Airport typeDispersal & Landing Ground
LocationWoy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
Built1942
OccupantsRoyal Australian Air Force & Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Coordinates33°30′15″S 151°19′10″E / 33.50417°S 151.31944°E / -33.50417; 151.31944Coordinates: 33°30′15″S 151°19′10″E / 33.50417°S 151.31944°E / -33.50417; 151.31944
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Woy Woy Aerodrome is located in New South Wales
Woy Woy Aerodrome
Woy Woy Aerodrome
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
gravel

Woy Woy Aerodrome was an aerodrome constructed in 1942 as a dispersal ground and landing ground for the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy at Woy Woy, New South Wales. The airfield was built as a satellite of RAAF Station Schofields.

The airfield ran North to South next to what is Trafalgar Avenue, Woy Woy and was constructed from compacted red gravel used as the runway surface. The red gravel can still be seen along the edge of the road surface.

The hangars and service area were located in what is now Alma Avenue, Woy Woy. The hangars are still in existence and are utilised as warehouses or industrial buildings.

The airfield was last used in 1946, the land subsequently developed for residential occupation.

An anti-aircraft battery protected the airfield which was located in Blackwall Mountain Reserve.

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The Red Runway at Blackwall