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RAF Mona
IATA: none – ICAO: EGOQ
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Anglesey
Elevation AMSL 62 m / 202 ft
Coordinates 53°15′31″N 004°22′25″W / 53.25861°N 4.37361°W / 53.25861; -4.37361Coordinates: 53°15′31″N 004°22′25″W / 53.25861°N 4.37361°W / 53.25861; -4.37361
Map

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,579 5,180 Asphalt

RAF Mona (ICAO: EGOQ) is a Royal Air Force station on the island of Anglesey, Wales. It is primarily used as a relief landing ground for RAF Valley. Mona was opened as a Royal Naval Air Service airship base in 1915. During World War II it was used as an air gunnery school, flying Avro Ansons. Today, Mona is used for circuit practice by BAE Hawks from RAF Valley along with a civilian flying club and 2474 (Cefni) Squadron Air Training Corps.

Hawk Crash[edit | edit source]

A Hawk crashed at RAF Mona in 2006. The pilot ejected safely and was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

A Hawk overshot the runway at RAF Mona at 10:50 BST Friday 13 September 2013. The aircraft was practising forced landings when it hit a goose. The aircraft hit the bird while on the runway and ended up in the arresting safety net. Both instructor and pupil were unhurt in the incident.

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