AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Invercargill Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in South Island
Airport typePublic
OperatorInvercargill Airport Ltd
Elevation2 m (5 ft)

     Home | Airport | Invercargill Airport

Invercargill Airport is a controlled aerodrome located 1 NM northwest of Invercargill at the south of the South Island of New Zealand. Formed on reclaimed land from the Waihopai River Estuary in 1938, the airport was prone to flooding, the worst being in 1984, leaving it unused for two months. At this time the city council proposed moving the airport back to Dawson Farm aerodrome, Myross Bush, the original site up to 1942. Instead a large flood protection scheme was built, but during its construction the airport was flooded again in 1987, thanks to a combination of heavy rain and an unusually high tidal surge. Once completed, the airport has had no problems since.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260