Urgent repairs at airstrip

Jindabyne Randall Community Aerodrome has again been set up as the aviation fire attack base for numerous aircraft fighting fires in the Snowy River and Cooma area.

The Club welcomes the fire fighters and all emergency services operators as the airfield was set up 21 years ago for this very purpose.

Unfortunately, the Club says that all the fire fighting activity over the past two summers has lead to some serious erosion of the main runway surface and a confirmed unsafe runway condition.

This resulted in the Club instigating emergency repairs last week with a 40 hour closure of the main runway.

The repairs, although inconvenient in timing, will allow the airfield to continue to be utilised as this fire season continues.

In a statement, the Aero Club thanked the Rural Fire Service and Snowy River Shire Council for their co-operation in maintaining the viability of the aerodrome.

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