PAL Unserviceable until further notice – do not plan NVFR OPS
Note: This weather Station is not certified or calibrated to any aviation standard. The Kyneton Aero Club Inc. does not warrant that the information is accurate and it must not be relied upon or used for planning or operational purposes. Further, the Kyneton Aero Club Inc. accepts no liability whatsoever for the use of or reliance on the information provided.
Kyneton Airfield is located approximately 2nm north of Kyneton township. It has 2 runways, RWY18-36 of 703m TORA (bitumen) with approximately 150m of gravel overrun to the north and RWY09-27 of 645m TORA (grass). There are numerous infringements of the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS); there is also a large Tree Plantation on the Northern border of the Aerodrome that may cause wind-shear and potentially infringes the night Obstacle Clear Approach and Takeoff Gradients on RWY 18/36.
It should be noted Kyneton is not a Certified or Registered Aerodrome and therefore does not fall under the regulatory requirements of Part 139 of the CASR 1998; as such under CAR 92 there is a clear obligation on the pilot to determine if the aerodrome is suitable for their use having regard to all the circumstances, including prevailing weather conditions.
Circuits on RWYs 09 and 36 are Left-Hand; on RWYs 18 and 27 Circuits are Right-Hand. In Nil Wind conditions and subject to operational safety considerations RWY 36 Preferred.
AVGAS: Is available via a self-service cardswipe bowser which accepts VISA/Mastercard credit cards only, the system does not accept bank debit cards
Aircraft Parking: A visiting aircraft/itinerant parking area is located on the grass to the South of the Aero Club building and to the West of the Run-up Bay and is clearly signed. Visiting aircraft are not to park in the area to the North of the AVGAS bowser, which is reserved for Kyneton based aircraft.
Aircraft which are permanently located at the airfield are subject to Airfield Access Fees, details can be found here: YKTN Airfield Access Fees.
Airfield Lighting: Is provided via a Pilot Activated Lighting (PAL) system on both runways and taxiways. Airfield lighting will remain on for 30 minutes once activated. The PAL frequency is 120.55 and requires the standard 3 x 1 second pulses to activate.
Airfield Lighting is for Arrivals and Departures only, no Night Circuits are permitted at YKTN
The Kyneton Aero Club has introduced a “Fly Neighbourly Policy” at Kyneton Airfield as there are a number of noise sensitive areas within the immediate proximity of the Airfield. Whilst not a formal Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA), the Kyneton Aero Club asks that Pilots be mindful of the noise sensitive areas in the diagram below and, subject to operational and safety considerations, refrain from using high power settings when operating below 1000′ within these noise sensitive areas.
The Fly-Neighbourly Policy also does not preclude the necessity for police, fire, search and rescue, other emergency services and infrastructure-monitoring organisations to have access to low level airspace when the need arises.