Port Augusta Laurie Wallis Aerodrome Master Plan
Port Augusta Laurie Wallace Aerodrome is located 5km west of the City of Port Augusta in the State of South Australia, 300km or 50 minutes flight from Adelaide. Access to the aerodrome from Port Augusta is via Caroona Rd and Gap Rd. The Aerodrome is owned and operated by the Port Augusta City Council.
Port Augusta Aerodrome is a Certified Aerodrome and currently services twice-daily Regular Public Transport (RPT) flights by 18 seat turbo prop Metro 23 aircraft flown by Sharp Airlines. The airport also services the mining industry in the north of the state though fly in fly out (FIFO) services by Alliance Airlines and Heathgate Resources using turboprop and jet aircraft under closed charter arrangement.
Port Augusta Airport hosts the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations Communications Centre, from which Tasking Coordinators receive emergency calls, plan and assign all retrieval flights from Adelaide, Alice Springs and Port Augusta, whilst providing after-hours back up for Broken Hill Base (operated by South Eastern section).
The aerodrome also accommodates a number of hangars for storage and maintenance of aircraft used in private flying, flying training and aerial work.