Airport photo of Lord Howe Island (YLHI / LDH) in New South Wales, Australia | AirHistory.net #5429
Location
City / Airport:Lord Howe IslandMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YLHI   IATA: LDH   Local: YLHI   Other: -
Date & Photographer
Photo Date:April 1982
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 5429
Photo Comment

Taken from a Super King Air on finals to runway 28. Rwy 10/28 has been extended since this picture to accommodate Dash 8s. The airport was built by the Australian Army in 1974. Until then the island depended on two Shorts flying boats (VH-BRC and BRF) that operated to Sydney off the lagoon at the far end of Runway 28. Tides and weather made the service unreliable, as did the age of the aircraft.

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