Airport comments by @Ozguy

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La Tontouta

Great airport, everything works, and spotlessly clean.

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Comoro

A bit surprising that Timor Leste has been an independent nation since 2002, yet still appears listed under Indonesia. I notice it is that way in the Jeppesen manuals too.

Lots of high terrain to the south, necessitating a steep descent when quite close to the airport. Runway is pretty rough, but adequate. Lots of helicopters here, mainly associated with UN work.

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Christmas Island

I enjoyed my visit here, but it is a long way from everywhere.

Of particular interest are the huge crabs (Robber Crabs) that are everywhere, including on the runway. Check for availability of fuel.

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Finley

Beware of the powerlines on approach.

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Evans Head

A former WWII RAAF airfield, with plans to develop it as a residential airpark.

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Emirau

An airfield built in WWII with still good paved runway surfaces. A lot of history here.

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Cape Gloucester

Beware of ash and rocks from the adjacent volcano.

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Caloundra

Home to the Queensland Air Museum, which is definitely worth a visit.

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Bulolo

An incredible aviation history here, dating back to the 1930's, when Junkers were used to fly in a complete gold dredging plant.

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Broome

Quite a busy airport, with lots of Cessna Caravans coming and going. A great town too.

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Bialla

Always enjoyed flying in here, as it is well maintained. Recommend landing from the sea (RW11) and taking off on RW29.

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Anguganak

Always humid here, and the airstrip is subject to occasional flooding.

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MCY

A great place to fly into, but ramp space is very limited.

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CTL

A much busier airport back in the 70's.

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BCI

I flew in here in a Stearman one day, and was warmly welcomed by about half the population of the town. A nice friendly place.

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ABH

Hope you have a mobile phone, because there is no other way to call a cab if you want to go into town.

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ROK

Situated right on the Tropic of Capricorn. A cattle town.

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ISA

A good airport and quite an interesting city.

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HTI

Seeing the amount of rock and soil they moved in order to contstruct this airport is mind-boggling.

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OKY

Be sure to visit the Army Aviation Museum. Some great airshows were held here years ago.

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Amberley

Lots of interesting military aircraft here.

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TSV

Always efficient.

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CNS

One of my all-time favourite airports, and cities. The birthplace of Bush Pilots Airways.

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BNE

I can't wait until they open the new parallel runway. A pity it won't be pointing into the prevailing (south-easterly) wind.

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KGI

Flying in here I am always amazed at the size of the holes in the ground. There must be some awfully big rabbits in these parts.

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PER

This airport has to hold some sort of record for the number of SID's and STAR's. I guess they want to make it look like a big place. ATC seem to think they are at Chicago or somewhere.

One thing in very short supply is ramp space, and the delays in getting to the runway (particularly early in the morning - everyone seems to want to depart at 0600) are unbelievable.

A very clean and pleasant city though.

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BWT

A cosy city.

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KNS

The wind! The only thing between here and the South Pole is a barbed wire fence, and it is mostly broken down. Great seafood though.

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LST

A lovely city, and very historic.

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HBA

Last stop before the South Pole.

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Parafield

A most friendly airport.

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OLP

Growing to be a very busy place.

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KBY

No shade anywhere.

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RMK

Heart of the Riverland.

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PLO

The tuna capital of Australia.

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PUG

Birthplace of Pagas Airlines.

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MGB

Birthplace of O'Connor Airlines.

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KGC

The main airport on Kangaroo Island.

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CED

It takes a while to get there, but is worth the trip.

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CPD

The opal capital of the world. The town looks deceptively small and uninhabited from the air, however most homes (and some businesses) are underground.

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WYA

A pity they closed the third runway.

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ADL

A great city, and very easy to get around.

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SHT

A really friendly airport.

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PTJ

Interesting weather in winter.

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MBW

Back in the 60's this was the busiest airport in the southern hemisphere (by aircraft movements - most were training flights). Much quieter these days.

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MQL

The best city in Victoria in winter.

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LTB

The GA-8 Airvan and GA-200 Fatman were developed here.

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HLT

Birthplace of Ansett Airlines.

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ECH

Very historic town. Visit the paddlesteamers.

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BSJ

Former WWII training airfield.