POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY Cardwell Dallachy Aerodrome out of action for Army training
UPDATE - THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 23 AUGUST.
Council advises there will be reduced access by civilian aircraft to Council’s Cardwell/Dallachy Aerodrome on Tuesday 21 August from 3pm to 9.30pm due to an activity by the Australian Army.
Several large helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will be supporting an Army training exercise in the local area.
Civilian aviators are advised not to plan any fixed wing aircraft flights involving Cardwell/Dallachy Aerodrome as the runway will be occupied by aircraft and equipment and will not be usable during the specified times, including for emergency landings.
Civilian helicopters may continue to land and take-off from the itinerant aircraft parking area between the windsock and the aerodrome's main gate.
Itinerant pilots should stay tuned to the local aeronautical radio frequency 132.90 MHz to liaise with Army aircraft.
Due to the activities being undertaken during the operation it is asked that there are no vehicle headlights and no flash photography. Importantly, no drones are permitted and as always no laser pointers.
Visitors should remain behind the boundary fence for their own safety at all times and follow any directions by Army or Council personnel.
A designated car parking area has been signposted near the entrance to the aerodrome.