Broadcast Area and discrete frequency for Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and the Gold Coast flying training area

Closes 3 Jun 2021

Opened 5 May 2021

Overview

The Office of Airspace Regulation is proposing a Broadcast Area and discrete frequency in the vicinity of Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and Gold Coast flying training area. 

Background

Aircraft are currently required to transmit on 126.7 MHz when operating within the vicinity of Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and within the Gold Coast flying training area, including danger area D656A-D.

Aircraft operating from further afield are also required to transmit on 126.7, including Kagaru (Archerfield’s training area), Morton Island, Grafton/South Grafton, Tenterfield, Stanthorpe, Inglewood, Pittsworth, Millmerran, Clifton and Gatton areas.

A mix of operations including parachute operations, recreational aircraft, gliders and gyrocopters operating from the Tyagarah aerodrome as well as circuit training at Murwillumbah is adding to the frequency congestion.

Proposal

It is proposed that a discrete Common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) be established around Tyagarah and Murwillumbah and the Gold Coast flying training area.

The broadcast area would include the Gold Coast flying training area, the Tyagarah and Murwillumbah CTAF, and D656A-D. The vertical dimensions of this area would be from the surface to the base of the controlled airspace.

Documents for review

A copy of the proposed area is provided below. 

If you would like to provide further feedback, please email OAR@casa.gov.au. Feedback submitted by email will be considered but cannot be published publicly. 

Further information about airspace regulation and the airspace change process is available on the CASA website.

Why we are consulting

Why we are consulting

We are seeking your feedback regarding the proposed CTAF and broadcast area and how it will impact your operations.  

What Happens Next

Once the consultation has closed, we will register and review each submission received through the online response form. We will make all submissions publicly available on the Consultation Hub, unless you request that your submission remain confidential. We will also publish the final report on our website.

Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

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Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Aerodrome operators
  • Instructors and flight examiners
  • Flight training organisations
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Air traffic controller
  • Air traffic service providers
  • Part 173 of CASR Instrument flight procedure designers
  • Aerodrome owner/operators

Interests

  • Airspace and infrastructure