YKTN Airfield Information

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***NOTAM***

 


YKTN – Weather Station and Cameras: (Updated every 20 minutes)

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) with an upslope to the West. 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. The Kyneton Airfield is owned by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and maintained under an agreement with Council by the Kyneton Aero Club, further details, including Local Law No 12 to protect the Airfield’s OLS and the Council’s Kyneton Airfield Operations Plan are available on the MRSC’s website at: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Our-Facilities/Find-A-Venue/Kyneton-Airfield

YKTN ELEV is 1650′, in Summer months particularly this can lead to very high Density Altitudes, on occasions above 5000′, therefore, Pilots are reminded of the need to review their aircraft’s POH and ensure adequate performance given RWY lengths, surface, slope and Density Altitudes.

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.

Taxiways are gravel, therefore, to the extent possible please reduce power once rolling and avoid uneccassarily high taxi power settings and the associated dust and erosion of the taxiways.

On days of Total Fire Ban use of the 09/27 grass RWY should be minimised to those where it is required for operational safety.

PPR: As per ERSA YKTN requires Prior Permission to operate, which must be lodged via the Form on this website’s Homepage; this requirement is to ensure that visiting Pilots understand, and acknowledge they will comply with, the various local procedures and policies, including those published in the YKTN ERSA FAC and on this website. Visiting training flights are requested to limit circuits to 3 in any one visit.

AVGAS: Is available via a self-service cardswipe bowser which accepts VISA/Mastercard and 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.

Pilots are advised to take appropriate precautions when starting on grass surfaces during high fire danger periods.

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 October – March, and on RWYs 18/36 and taxiways April – September; after an extremely wet Spring reinstatement of 09/27 PAL may be delayed, check NOTAMs above for further information. 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. Pilots conducting NVFR operations need to make allowances for a Tree Plantation on the Northern boundary of the Airfield, Powerlines approximately 450m South of the RWY36 Threshold and high terrain to the East of the Airfield if using RWY 09/27.

Airfield Lighting is for Arrivals and Departures only, no Night Circuits are permitted at YKTN

Noise Abatement:

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.

 


YKTN Preferred Circuits