Oodnadatta Airport

Oodnadatta Airport (IATA: ODD, ICAO: YOOD) is an aerodrome that services Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia.

Oodnadatta Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorOutback Communities Authority[1]
LocationOodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
Elevation AMSL386 ft / 118 m
Coordinates27°33′36″S 135°26′42″E / 27.56000°S 135.44500°E / -27.56000; 135.44500Coordinates: 27°33′36″S 135°26′42″E / 27.56000°S 135.44500°E / -27.56000; 135.44500
Map
YOOD is located in South Australia
YOOD
YOOD
Location in South Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 932 3,058
13/31 1,286 4,219
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

HistoryEdit

It was utilised by the Royal Australian Air Force's No. 34 Squadron to courier equipment and stores, transport troops and utilised by RAAF and United States Army Air Force fighter and bomber aircraft en route to Darwin, Northern Territory.[2]

The airport holds the record for the hottest temperature recorded in Australia. On 2 January 1960 the temperature was recorded at 50.7 °C (123 °F).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b YOOD – Oodnadatta (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 15 August 2019, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ No. 34 Squadron RAAF WW2 service
  3. ^ "Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.