|IATA: GUR – ICAO: AYGN
Location of airport in Papua New Guinea
||Alotau, Papua New Guinea
||88 ft / 27 m
||10°18′41″S 150°20′01″E / 10.31139°S 150.33361°E
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.
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
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
||Losuia, Misima Island, Port Moresby
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||Papua New Guinea
10° 18' 41.51" S
150° 20' 01.52" E
||007° E (01/06)
||CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
||SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)
||5546 x 98 feet
1690 x 30 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.|
100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)
||Avbl 2300-0700Z dly. (NC-100, A1)
||ACTIVATE-119.6, 3 by 3 sec trans wi 25 sec.
||Acft over 44,052 lb use full rwy len on ldg. No 180 turns on rwy.
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