Cunderdin Airfield - WA

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Position

DEG: -31.619348 117.224555
DMS: 31º 37' 9.65" S 117º 13' 28.4" E
UTM: 50 J 6501734mN 521298mE
Altitude: 220.65m

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Cunderdin WA 6407
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Web: https://www.wheatbelttourism.com/heritage-the-arts/military-history-of-the-wheatbelt

Information

Cunderdin Airfield was constructed early in World War II as an elementary training school for ab initio pilots for the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS). The facility comprised a large airfield, hangars and technical huts together with a main base camp further to the east. Towards the end of the war, after sufficient pilots had been trained for both EATS and RAAF requirements in the South West Pacific, the airfield was used as an operational base for heavy bombers in connection with the campaign against the Japanese occupied Netherlands East Indies.Following the war the base was used as a migrant camp and in 1957 the Commonwealth began disposing of some assets at the base and ownership of some of the buildings passed into private hands including the Gliding Club of WA which purchased Building 109. The original airfield comprised three main areas – the Movement Area, the Hangar Area and the Camp Area. The Camp Area is no longer a part of the airfield and now houses the Agricultural College. In 1992 the remaining land at the airfield (but excluding land for the Junior Agricultural High School and some other adjustments) was transferred to the Shire of Cunderdin under a special agreement with the Commonwealth.
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Closest Weather Station

Cunderdin Airport at 20/03:30am WST
Distance from Cunderdin Airfield 0.39km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.3°C9.3°C46%1.0°C1024.4hPa0.0mmSE6km/hr
3knots
7km/hr
4knots

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Cunderdin Airfield
Distance from Cunderdin Airfield 0.39km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.734.231.126.522.018.417.017.920.725.829.932.7
Mean Min. °C17.317.415.211.98.46.04.54.24.78.012.114.9
Mean Rain mm24.212.516.322.531.037.748.940.026.116.316.29.1

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