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Safe landing at Tibooburra

Aerial shot of both runways at Tibooburra Aerodrome. Photo courtesy of Jason King

Safety at Tibooburra Aerodrome has been boosted with a $200,000 investment by the NSW government to repair and regrade its dirt runway.

Tibooburra Aerodrome is a vital transport link for the remote town, located 425 kilometres west of Bourke, as well as surrounding communities and visitors travelling in the corner country.

The aerodrome is used by emergency services including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Rural Fire Service and NSW Police, as well as the Flying Padre, the Plague Locust Commission and charter flight operators.

It has two intersecting runways to ensure aircraft can land and take-off regardless of wind direction.

The $200,000 to upgrade the dirt runway follows a $720,000 investment to re-seal the main bitumen runway, taxiway and apron areas with fresh asphalt and new line markings, which was completed in May 2022. […]

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