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Charters Towers Airport

Charters Towers Airport (IATA: CXT, ICAO: YCHT) is an airport located north of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.

History

World War II

During World War II, the United States Army Air Force Fifth Air Force stationed the following units at the airfield:

  • No. 22 Squadron RAAF, A-20 Boston
  • 3d Bombardment Group, (10 March 1942-28 January 1943) (Headquarters)
  • 8th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (17-31 March 1942; 9 May 1942-28 January 1943)
    90th Bombardment Squadron, A-20 Havoc (8 March 1942-28 January 1943)

  • 431st Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May-1 July 1943)
  • 432d Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May-11 July 1943)
  • 433d Fighter Squadron (475th Fighter Group), P-38 Lightning (14 May-17 June 1943)
  • 16th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (1 April-4 May 1942)
  • 17th Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (1 April-4 May 1942)
  • 91st Bombardment Squadron (Light) (27th Bombardment Group (Light)), A-24 Dauntless (24 March 1942)

In addition, 370th Service Squadron managed the day to day USAAF Base operations of the airfield.

Charters Towers airport photo
No. 22 Squadron aircrew and ground crew preparing for a sortie in October 1944

Location - Charters Towers, Queensland

Elevation AMSL 955 ft / m

Coordinates 20°02′35″S 146°16′23″E

Runways

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Direction - 19/01

Length - 1,005 m, 3,297 ft

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Direction - 24/06

Length - 1,737 m, 5,699 ft

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Charters Towers is a city in northern Queensland, Australia. It is located 137 kilometers inland (south-west) from Townsville on the Flinders Highway. In 2006 the population was 7,979 people, some 450 fewer than in the 2001 census.

Charters Towers airport photo

City centre with Post Office in background
(Click on the photo to enlarge)

 


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General Info
Country Australia
ICAO ID YCHT
Time UTC+10
Latitude -20.043056
20° 02' 35.00" S
Longitude 146.273056
146° 16' 23.00" E
Elevation 955 feet
291 meters
Magnetic Variation 007° E (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
BRISBANE CNTR 120.55
CTAF 126.7
Communications Remarks  
FSS (circuit area)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 3297 x 98 feet
1005 x 30 meters
GRAVEL. - NO
06/24 5695 x 100 feet
1736 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 007FAYU NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird and animal haz. Glider ops SR-SS Sat, Sun and hol.
FUEL (NC-100LL) fone C074-787-3293.
LGT ACTIVATE-Rwy 06-24- 125.3. Portable lgt, emerg, on req.
MISC Arpt fone C074-787-2897. Ldg fees


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