Narromine Aerodrome, NSW
The name evokes different memories in different people. In 1920, locals gathered by the thousands to see the giant Vimy bomber, inner of the Great England – Australia Air race touch down.
Eric Hayden and his father Keith, builder of the iconic Wright Flyer replica, have family links tat go back still further: to a small monoplane built locally in 1916-17.
In the Barnstorming era of the 1920s and 30s Narromine Aero Club, now Australia’s oldest regional aero club, hosted famous visitors such as Sir Keith and Sir Ross Smith, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Sir Alan Cobham, Arthur Butler, Jean Batten and Sir Francis Chichester.
Narromine is internationally renowned for its fantastic thermals, which afford great gliding conditions which makes Narromine one of the three best gliding locations in the world!
Each year sees hundreds of gliding enthusiasts from around the world converge on Narromine to make the most of these excellent conditions.
The Narromine Aerodrome hosts various aviation events throughout the year.
The Aerodrome is also home to:
- Narromine Aero Club (ph. 02 6889 1620)
- Narromine Gliding Club (ph. 0407 459 581)
- Soar Narromine – International Soaring Centre (ph. 02 6889 1856)
- Narromine Residential Skypark