General Advice

THE FOLLOWING FLY NEIGHBOURLY ADVISORY NOTICE IS FOR ALL PILOTS USING THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA AIRPORT AND HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE PENINSULA AERO CLUB “PAC” IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE COUNCIL, LOCAL COMMUNITY AND AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                   FLY NEIGHBOURLY ADVISORY NOTICE

PAC FNA is advice only. This Fly Neighbourly advice is not enforceable by PAC, CASA, Airservices Australia or the Mornington Peninsula shire council. Pilots are requested to comply with this advice where possible but must use best airmanship and safety principles at all times as Pilot in Command.

  1. The Mornington Peninsula Airport was established in 1961 and it has operated continuously as a privately-owned airport since its establishment. It is located in Tyabb being bound by Stuart Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road.(“the Airport”). The Airport is zoned ‘Special Use 3 (Airport’)’ and has been subject to a number of planning permits with the current planning permit being issued in 1990.
  2. The Airport is an aggregation of a number of certificates of title representing various parcels of land, which are owned by a number of unrelated entities including PAC.
  3. PAC, together with Westernport Airfield Pty Ltd, is the registered and beneficial owner of the land comprising the North/South Runway and the East/West Runway; and is the registered and beneficial owner of approximately 5 acres of the land surrounding the clubhouse.
  4. The Legislation regulating the operation of the Airport and all flying operations conducted at the Airport (and elsewhere in Australia) includes:
    • Civil Aviation Act 1988;
    • Civil Aviation Regulations;
    • Civil Aviation Safety Regulations;
    • Air Navigation (Aircraft Noise) Regulations;
    • Civil Aviation Orders;

PAC and all licensed pilots must always comply with the Legislation. There is an over-arching principle of flying operations that a ‘pilot-in-command’ must fly at all times in a safe manner and not risk harm or injury to passengers, the public or himself (“airmanship principle”)

Flying Operations

  • the Airport is open for flying operations 24 hours a day
  • Circuit training before 8.00am on any day is strongly discouraged
  • Night circuit training after 8.00pm or 1 hour after last light, whichever is the later, is strongly discouraged
  • Subject to the airmanship principle, pilots are expected to adopt appropriate power settings for take-off, circuits and landings to minimise noise levels except in connection with PAC sponsored displays, pilots are expected not to conduct aerobatic manoeuvres over the Airport or within 3 nautical miles (5 km) of the Airport. 

Circuits

The circuits flown at the Airport are not standard and have been modified to minimise the noise impact on the Tyabb Township and surrounding area and provide maximum safety for pilots and passengers.

North/South Runway (17/35)

  • The sealed North/South (17/35) runway is the preferred runway.
  • Landing on runway 35 is preferred and take off on runway 17 is preferred when weather conditions permit.
  • Circuits are to be conducted to the East of the Airport at 1100′ AMSL (~ 1000′ AGL) and is applicable to all fixed wing aircraft, including ultralight and trike aircraft.
  • Notwithstanding the above, aircraft with a downwind speed of 120 knots or greater should conduct circuits at 1600’AMSL (~ 1500’AGL).
  • Suggested flight path when departing runway 17, turn LEFT onto crosswind after takeoff at 600’AMSL. See map below for further detail.
  • Suggested flight path when departing runway 35, turn RIGHT onto crosswind after takeoff at 600’AMSL AND after passing the last row of houses on the north eastern edge of Tyabb Township. See map below for further detail.
  • Subject to airmanship principle, pilots are encouraged not to overfly Tyabb township when joining circuit.

East/West Runway (08/26)

  • Circuits are to be conducted to the South of the Airport at 1100′ AMSL (~ 1000′ AGL). This requirement applies to all fixed wing aircraft, including ultralight and trike aircraft, other than aircraft exceeding 120 knots on downwind.
  • The East/West runway should only be considered when weather or operational requirements make it preferable for use.
  • Departures from Runway 26 are strongly discouraged from a safety and noise perspective, due to rising terrain to the west.

Suggested flight path when departing Runway 35 turn onto RIGHT HAND crosswind only after passing the last row of houses on the northern edge of the Tyabb Township AND after passing 600’AMSL.


Suggested flight path when departing Runway 17 turn onto LEFT HAND crosswind after takeoff at 600’AMSL

Helicopters

  • Helicopters normally carry out straight in approaches and depart on track. Operators are requested to vary their approach and departure tracks so that movements are not concentrated over any one particular area.
  • If it is necessary to fly a circuit, the preferred circuit is to be conducted to the West of the Airport at 800’AMSL, remaining to the East (Airport side) of Boes Road. Runway 35 LEFT HAND Circuits, Runway 17 RIGHT HAND circuits
  • If circuits are conducted to the East of the Airport they should comply with the standard fixed-wing aircraft circuit at 1100’AMSL.

Gyrocopters

  • The preferred circuit is to be conducted to the West of the Airport at 800′ AMSL, remaining to the East (Airport side) of Boes Road.
  • Circuits conducted to the East of the Airport should comply with the fixed-wing aircraft circuit.

Publication of FLY NEIGHBOURLY ADVISORY NOTICE in ERSA

The essential features of the FLY NEIGHBOURLY ADVISORY NOTICE can be found in the ERSA (En Route Supplement Australia).

The Airport will continue as a commercial and recreational airport serving the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding districts.

PAC presently permits the various emergency services servicing the Mornington Peninsula to use the Airport without charge. These emergency services operate fixed wing and helicopter aircraft and include police, fire services, search and rescue, air ambulance, infrastructure monitoring, and the Australian Defence Force. It is expected that with the continued active support of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for the Airport, PAC will be able to continue to permit the Airport to be used by these emergency services.

Tyabb FN advice revised – 21/01/2021

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