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Gurney Airport
IATA: GUR – ICAO: AYGN

Gurney (Alotau)
Location of airport in Papua New Guinea
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Elevation AMSL 88 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 10°18′41″S 150°20′01″E / 10.31139°S 150.33361°E / -10.31139; 150.33361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,690 5,545 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Gurney Airport (IATA: GUR, ICAO: AYGN) is an airport serving Alotau in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

The airport is a single runway general aviation facility, however in December, 2008, the PNG Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation, Don Polye announced that aviation company Skyworld had been granted permission to operate direct flights from Cairns, Australia to Gurney.

History

Built by the US Army 96th Engineer General Service Regiment, Company E of 46th Engineer General Service Regiment and No. 6 Mobile Works Squadron RAAF during World War II. Consisting of two parallel runways with the first runway 6,000 feet (1,800 m) long x 150 feet (46 m) wide surfaced with bitumen and the second runway 5,340 feet (1,630 m) long x 100 feet (30 m) wide surfaced with marston matting. Taxiways and revetments extended off both sides of the runways. Known as Fall River Aerodrome and No. 1 Strip. The airfield was named Gurney Field on 14 September 1942 in honour of Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader C.R. Gurney, who was killed in an aircraft crash.

Allied Units based at Gurney Field

  • 8th Fighter Group (18 September 1942 – February 1943)
Headquarters, 35th Fighter Squadron, P-40 Warhawk, 80th Fighter Squadron P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra.
  • 418th Night Fighter Squadron, (V Fighter Command), (2–22 November 1943), P-61 Black Widow
  • 421st Night Fighter Squadron, (V Fighter Command), (4–27 January 1944), P-61 Black Widow
  • No. 32 Squadron RAAF - (Lockheed Hudson)
  • No. 75 Squadron RAAF (P-40)
  • No. 76 Squadron RAAF (P-40)
  • No. 100 Squadron RAAF
  • No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 88 feet (27 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,690 by 30 metres (5,545 × 98 ft).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Niugini Port Moresby
Airlines PNG Losuia, Misima Island, Port Moresby


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General Info
Country Papua New Guinea
ICAO ID AYGN
Time UTC+10
Latitude -10.311531
10° 18' 41.51" S
Longitude 150.333756
150° 20' 01.52" E
Elevation 88 feet
27 meters
Magnetic Variation 007° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name ALOTAU
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Communications
MORESBY CNTR 124.1
3419
6622
8837


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 5546 x 98 feet
1690 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 020FAZU NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GNY GURNEY 103X 115.6 1.7 NM 271.8
NDB GNY GURNEY - 1623 2.0 NM 280.4


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL Avbl 2300-0700Z dly. (NC-100, A1)
LGT ACTIVATE-119.6, 3 by 3 sec trans wi 25 sec.
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.
RSTD Acft over 44,052 lb use full rwy len on ldg. No 180 turns on rwy.



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