Silver Plains Airport (SSP) Silver Plains, Australia (AU) IATA CodeSSPICAO Code(add)Phone(add)Fax(add)Latitude-13.9833333Longitude143.55Time ZonePacific/Port_Moresby (GMT +10:00)WAC61Email(add)Twitter(add) Add your business to Silver Plains Airport Click here to find out more Gallery (1) Submitted by David Wassell Silver Plains Reviews (1) Average User Rating First Aircraft To Land On Silvee Plains Air Strip Reviewed January 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm by David Wassell My father, Lea Wassell, my brother Joe and myself, David, we built the Silver Plains air strip with the help of a chap and his bulldozer, whose name I can not recall, and my trusty World War 2, 303 grader, which, the last time I saw it, was park on a messmate ridge not more than a mile away from Joe’s Lagoon. That was back in late 1965. But I get distracted, what with being a former part owner of Silver Plains and having lived and worked on the property for many years, writing this note brings back a flood of wonderful memories. So, the photograph is of the first aircraft to land on the newly constructed air strip at Silver Plains. That was a few days after the Coen Races, in mid 1960. People in the photograph; the chap whose head is hidden by the wing is Bill Doherty and behind him are his three nephews, Peter and Bruce MacDowall and I can not recall the other boy’s name. Stooped over under the wing is Harry Cutress, a gold prospector who lived and worked on Cape York most of his life, when not prospecting for gold that is. Out in front waving is my brother Joe. I took the photograph. Pilot, not in the photograph, was Kit Thorp from Thursday Island. He was invited by my brother to come and try out the air strip, which of course was a bit of a dusty affair, what with it being very dry back then, at that time of the year. Add your own review for Silver Plains Cancel reply Name * Email * ImageRating* 1 2 3 4 5 Security *Subject500 characters left Review * Required fieldYour email address will not be published.Image Upload Policy: Please use the Upload option for uploading airport images only. All images uploaded to World-Airport-Codes.com should be uploaded with the permission of the photographer or copyright holder. By uploading a photo to World-Airport-Codes.com both yourself and the copyright holder of the image are agreeing to the publishing of the photo on our site. In most cases it is a violation of copyright law to copy and paste an image from another website and upload it to World-Airport-Codes.com.