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The Aerodrome was renamed in memory of pioneer aviator Arthur Butler. A memorial plaque is located at the site.
The Arthur Butler Memorial Aerodrome and terminal buildings hold a unique place in the history of commercial aviation in New South Wales. The aerodrome was the base and an operating hub of the highly successful airlines operated by pioneer aviator Arthur Butler between 1938 and 1957. As the Yeo Airport this was Australia’s first registered regional airport. The aerodrome has direct associations with Arthur Butler OBE, founder of Butler Air Transport Company and Butler Air Services Pty Ltd, pioneer Australian aviator and holder of the record for a solo flight between England and Australia.
Within living memory the Yeo Airport served as a regional transport hub. The community of Tooraweenah holds the aerodrome and its buildings in very high regard, maintaining the buildings and grounds, and organizing the Arthur Butler Memorial Fly In each year.
|Address:||Tooraweenah Aerodrome Road , Tooraweenah, 2831|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.439564|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1938|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1957|