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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) has expediated the replacement of a damaged windsock at Cootamundra Aerodrome after a report from a local pilot.

The report is a perfect example of users bringing to the attention of Council that an issue or problem needs to be addressed.

The windsock is a major safety indicator for pilots when approaching a landing manoeuvre at the airstrip. Giving pilots wind direction and wind speed.

Council will replace the structure along with the windsock at a cost of approximately $15,000. The work is expected to start in three to four weeks, when the windsock arrives from the supplier.

CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister said Council appreciated the report and is please Council could act on it as a priority.

“Getting these types of reports on infrastructure and resources that need attention is valued by Council, the users are best placed to liaise with Council on matters that affect the safety of the facility and all users. I’m pleased Council has been able to expediate this matter and get onto sourcing the windsock and have a plan in place to get it installed and upgraded as soon as possible,” Cr McAlister said.

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The damaged windsock and tower at Cootamundra Aerodrome will be replaced as a matter of urgency when it arrives from the supplier.