Gordon Rich-PhillipsAN upgrade of Kyneton Airfield’s new lighting and fuel facilities has been uveiled to the public.
Aviation Industry Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips officially opened the upgrade on Saturday.
It will provide a 24-hour self-service aviation fuel facility and a CASA-approved Pilot Activated Lighting system.
Mr Rich-Phillips said it had improved night operations safety and provided lighting for local aircraft, the airfield’s flight training facility and emergency operations.
He said the upgrade – funded by a $170,320 state government grant – was vital to local communities like Kyneton.
Kyneton Aero Club president Matt Henderson said the upgrade was benfitting emergency services, general recreational use and support commercial operations.
He said theself-service aviation fuel facilitywas crucial for emergency service operations and thepilot-activated lighting system wouldimprove night operations safety.
The funding was welcomed by Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Amanda Millar
“The Kyneton Airfield upgrade will ensure its safe and effective operation well into the future,” Mrs Millar said.
“This is a great example of how the Regional Aviation Fund is improving regional airports.”
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