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Derby is situated in the northern area of Australia's North West tourist region. Derby faces north to the Timor Sea and is on the mud flats of King Sound. Derby is the nearest town to the magnificent Buccaneer Archipelago.

Climate

Derby has a Tropical climate which is pleasant for most of the year. With warm Winters and hot, humid Summers, the temperature is hardly ever cold. The town is subject to cyclones between December and February, however the warm, torrential rain is a great feature of the wet season. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 36°C with an average minimum temperature of 25°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 32°C with an average minimum temperature of 18°C.

Brief History

The coastline around Derby was first explored in 1688 and was followed later by Phillip Parker King who, from 1818 to 1822 explored the region and named King Sound, on which Derby is currently located. It wasn't until 1879 that any European settlement of the area occurred. Isolation and harsh conditions had combined to ensure that only the most tenacious of pastoralists and workers came to the area.

In 1883 a grid pattern was laid out for roads and Derby was born. A Jetty was built in 1885 and the area began exporting wool products and the establishment of cattle ranches followed. The town's name was bestowed in honour of the British Secretary of state at the time.

Derby Airport
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Derby Airport
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Derby Airport
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Derby Airport
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General Info
Country Australia
ICAO ID YDBY
Time UTC+8
Latitude -17.370000
17° 22' 12.00" S
Longitude 123.660556
123° 39' 38.00" E
Elevation 24 feet
7 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
BRISBANE CNTR 122.1
CTAF
Outside twr hrs.
126.7
Communications Remarks  
FSS (on gnd)


Runways
ID
Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 3799 x 59 feet
1158 x 18 meters
GRAVEL. - NO
11/29 5696 x 98 feet
1736 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 024FBXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB DBY DERBY - 332 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-117, 1100, Reciprocating Engine Oil (MIL L 6082)

O-123, 1065,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type III)

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine


Remarks
CAUTION Bird and animal haz.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A-1) Avbl 2200-0700Z, OT 30 min PN fone C089-191-1135.
LGT ACTIVATE-Rwy 11-29 126.7 or manual 24 hr PN fone C089-191-1706. Portable lgt, emerg only.
MISC Rwy 05-23 290' asphalt SW end, 610' asphalt NE end and 1060' asphalt in cntr. Arpt opr fone C089-191-1706 or C089-191-1479.
OIL O-117-123-125-156.


Runway 05/23

3799 x 59 feet
1158 x 18 meters

Runway 05
Surface GRAVEL.
True Heading 056.0
Latitude -17.374578
17° 22' 28.48" S
Longitude 123.658292
123° 39' 29.85" E
Elevation 23.0 feet
7 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 3799 feet
1158 meters
Takeoff Distance 3799 feet
1158 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE

Runway 23
Surface GRAVEL.
True Heading 236.0
Latitude -17.368764
17° 22' 07.55" S
Longitude 123.667322
123° 40' 02.36" E
Elevation 19.0 feet
6 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 3799 feet
1158 meters
Takeoff Distance 3799 feet
1158 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE


Runway 11/29

5696 x 98 feet
1736 x 30 meters

Runway 11
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 111.0
Latitude -17.368844
17° 22' 07.84" S
Longitude 123.653447
123° 39' 12.41" E
Elevation 18.0 feet
5 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 5696 feet
1736 meters
Takeoff Distance 5696 feet
1736 meters
Lighting System PCL
LIRL
PORTABLE

Runway 29
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 291.0
Latitude -17.374317
17° 22' 27.54" S
Longitude 123.668758
123° 40' 07.53" E
Elevation 24.0 feet
7 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 5696 feet
1736 meters
Takeoff Distance 5696 feet
1736 meters
Lighting System PCL
LIRL
PORTABLE

Navaids

DERBY
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB DBY - 332 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-17.356944
17° 21' 25.00" S
123.666944
123° 40' 01.00" E
YDBY

 


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