Safety topic from Episode 1

Aerodromes (EP 1)

Bathurst 

  • Non-controlled aerodrome,  CTAF 127.35
  • Avgas available. Air BP 24-hour cardswipe bowser. Check ERSA. 
  • Busy regional aerodrome with mixed traffic: RPT, Air Ambulance, charter ops, gliders, private and training flights.
  • Runway 35 right-hand circuits, permanently.
  • Can attract morning fog in autumn & winter. 
  • AWIS available on 02 6337 3001 or VHF 133.25 
  • Part of Great Dividing Range. Elevation 2435ft 
  • Cross strip – 08/26 natural surface
  • Due to grades on RWY 17/35, opposite ends of the runway are not visible when taking off. Radio calls advisable.
  • Intensive gliding operations 7nm west of aerodrome – check ERSA
  • Increased gliding and powered aircraft activity during regular cadet camps every school holidays. Check NOTAMs.
  • Check out Operations at non-controlled aerodromes 

Cobar

  • Non-controlled aerodrome, CTAF 126.7
  • Avgas available. Self-serve. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and Skyfuel card. See new entry in ERSA effective 2 March 2017. Until then, see permanent NOTAM for Cobar re fuel.
  • Potential for discounted landing and parking fees for training flights. Call Airport Manager, Anil De Silver, to discuss this, and for any assistance on procedures, accommodation or things to do in Cobar. Ph 0407 226881.  
  • Animal and bird hazard.
  • Cobar aerodrome welcomes all GA pilots and air safaris! 

White Cliffs

  • Non-controlled aerodrome, CTAF 126.7
  • Avgas available. See ERSA for latest contact details.
  • AWIS 08 8091 6924
  • Area frequency 124.9 (available above 3500ft)
  • Animal hazard
  • Stay:  White Cliffs Underground Motel or White Cliffs Hotel
  • Opal mining town. Mine tours available, opal galleries and showrooms, photographic gallery. 
  • Visit Jock’s place. Just do it.

Goodwood Station

  • Private ALA & farm stay, 17nm s-east of White Cliffs
  • Louise & Zane Turner Ph:  08 8091 6728
  • www.goodwoodstationstay.com.au
  • Co-ordinates S 30 42.5 E 143 21.5
  • 90,000 acre working sheep station
  • Natural strip approx 18/36; NOT all weather strip
  • Prior permission required.
  • Strip may not suit all aircraft. Discuss with owners.
  • Power line 380m north of RWY 36
  • Shearers quarters available

Tibooburra

  • Non-controlled aerodrome, CTAF 126.7
  • Avgas available, no self-serve. Must be pre-booked. Check ERSA.
  • AWIS available on 08 8091 3439
  • Sealed parking area off northern end RWY 02/20
  • Animal hazard
  • Two accommodation options: Family Hotel and Tibooburra Hotel. Both excellent. See Pilots Touring Guide for details. Transfers available.
  • Visit historic courthouse, National Parks Museum, Pioneer Park and the replica of Sturt’s boat – all fabulous.
  • Other nearby airstrips worth calling into:  Cameron Corner, Innamincka Township, Hungerford, Kilcowera Station, Noccundra