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Airfields near Tyabb 1972

Old 12th Jan 2021, 22:38
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Originally Posted by Kulwin Park View Post
I remember seeing this Airstrip a few times, used by the Piper Navajo with the high visibility painted propellers. Think it had an over-run once or twice in wet grass? Unsure if it is still used?

was that VH-JBI? seen some photos of it

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 22:59
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Ah yes, thatís the one I was referring to earlier when I said Chieftain.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 00:34
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Its worth reflecting on the airports in Melbourne basin in the 70's that are now gone, really only leaving Tyabb & Tooradin.

Between Petropavlovsk post & my memory others were:
Casey Airfield - Berwick. (Now Federation Uni)
Moodooduc airport (Jack Ellis)
Pakenham (Commando skydivers)
Labertouche. (Skydiving)
Berwick (Boundary Rd ) Barry Coutts
Mercedes Park (Cardiniya RD South of Pakenham) - now helicopters?
Colonel Edward 'Ted' Neil had a private airfield just south of Berwick
Rusty French had/has an airstrip
west of Cranbourne
John Berends had an airstrip between East link and the Frankston - Dandenong Rd
Another one near the intersection of Springvale Rd & Peninsula link.

Philip Island (now helicopter only)
One in the centre of the race circuit at Philip Is
One beside the Nepean Hwy near Hickinbotham wines.

Pretty much all gone to make way for houses.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 01:01
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Whittlesea, Ormond (a similar vintage to Fishermans Bend & Werribee), Mt Cotterell, Geelong (Barwon) Common and of course Geelong itself and Laverton.

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Old 15th Jan 2021, 08:24
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Mercedes Park now equals Aardel Port and still going strong next to the KooWeeRup Pakenham Road. (Heís an agent for Mosquito helicopters)
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 00:54
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Uncle had a farm at KooWeeRup in the 1970's that had a strip and hangar for his Cessna C180.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 10:58
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Also gone is -
Longwarry (still visible on GM)

Further to Petropavlovsk's comments in the same area as Ted Neil's strip in Clyde/Berwick Sth were -

Peter White (Hamlex White) who had a couple of Seneca's - last used around 2010 - now under houses
Barry Spooner (Caribbean Gardens) had a Cessna 210 and used to fly it between Clyde and a strip which once existed at Caribbean Gardens. I rented Barry's strip and hangar for a couple of years 2006-2009 from the subsequent owner to house the Cessna I then had. That area is also now under houses.
Ted Neil's hangar is still visible even though will be next to be swallowed by houses..

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