Forrest Airstrip - WA

  Airstrip

Position

DEG: -30.8383 128.115
DMS: 30º 50' 17.88" S 128º 06' 54.02" E
UTM: 52 J 6587983mN 415369mE
Altitude: 155.47m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Airstrip

Location

542.6kms South of Warburton
547.41kms West of Ceduna
604.81kms SouthEast of Laverton

Address & Contact

Forrest Airport
Forrest WA 6434
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Forrest was established as a railway town in 1917 as part of the Trans-Continental Railway. The airport was developed for Sir Norman Brearley’s West Australian Airways in 1929 when the contract was won to take the royal mail, freight and passengers from Perth-Adelaide-Perth. US Military and RAAF were based at Forrest during WW11. Since 1994 Forrest Airport has been privately owned by Fayburn Pty Ltd. The airport still provides an important link for the Defence Force and light aircraft traveling across the Nullarbor. Pilots and passengers can refuel and enjoy a comfort stop, with outback hospitality. The historic hangar is available to protect planes from the elements for those staying overnight. Forrest is the only remaining township along the trans-line where travelers can get accommodation and meals, camp and purchase fuel.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Forrest at 22/06:30pm WST
Distance from Forrest Airstrip 0.95km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
37.0°C31.5°C15%6.1°C1002.9hPa0.0mmNW24km/hr
13knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Forrest
Distance from Forrest Airstrip 0.95km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.132.229.026.222.219.018.620.824.327.029.931.3
Mean Min. °C16.216.714.311.98.76.05.15.78.210.513.014.9
Mean Rain mm23.127.927.418.817.116.317.014.816.210.321.826.4

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