Lat 36° 4' 4" S Long 146° 57' 36" Located at Albury.
During 1938, Albury Airfield was constructed.
Used during the Pacific War by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on a limited basis.
On July 2, 1942 Beaufort A9-42 took off from Mareeba Airfield on a flight bound for Laverton Field due to bad weather, this aircraft landed at Albury Airfield and afterwards took off again and proceeded to its destination.
During 1964, the airport was reconstructed to facilitate flights from Albury to Sydney and Melbourne.
Known as Albury Airport, airport codes: IATA: ABX, ICAO: YMAY. Albury is a regional airport supporting services to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Sydney (Kingsford-Smith). Carriers include QantasLink, Regional Express (REX) and Virgin Blue.
Memorial to the forced landing of DC-2 "Uiver" PH-AJU at the nearby Albury Racecourse during the 1934 MacRobertson London to Melbourne Air Race.
DC-2 Serial Number A30-11
Centerpiece of the Uiver Memorial until 2001. Now left derelict at the side of the airfield awaiting restoration.
Albury City - Albury Airport - Official Website
Albury and District Historical Society Inc - Timeline (PDF)
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for assistance with this page
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September 24, 2018