Mount Beauty Airfield

Airfields

Alpine Shire Council's committees of management operate several airfields in the Alpine Shire.

POREPUNKAH AIRFIELD

Proprietors

Alpine Shire Council, Great Alpine Rd, Bright, Victoria
Phone: 03 5755 0555

Porepunkah Aerodrome Association Inc - Committee of management

Phone: 03 5755 1246
Mobile: 0419 855 850

Location:

36 43 S, 146 53 E

Two nautical miles south of Porepunkah located in the Buckland Valley on the east side of Mount Buffalo National Park.

Elevation

935 ft Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL)

Grass strip

Runway direction 18 / 36
Runway length 770m Runway width 30m,
Total Runway Strip length 830 m long
Take-Off Distance Available 800m (5%)

CTAF

126.0 MHZ

Activities

  • G.A
  • Ultralights
  • Microlights
  • Hang gliders
  • Para-gliders
  • R/C model aircraft
  • Sailplanes (aerotow) - Seasonal

Communications

All users should use an airband radio and monitor other aircraft movements.

All users without radios fitted to craft should arrange for a responsible person with a handheld airband radio to monitor other aircraft movements, and advise users to vacate the runway proper (outside the strip) when powered aircraft are departing or arriving.

Caution

  • Strip may become soft after heavy rain (northern end has a possible pooling area)
  • High ground to west and east of airfield.
  • A road access passes the airfield at the northern end.
  • Landing area is not suitable for night operations - no lighting is available.

Operating hours and fly neighbourly policy

Normal Operating Hours
Monday - Saturday:
From 8 AM (Sunday 9 AM) for normal aircraft operations up to 8 PM.
No microlight departures before 7.30 AM (or Sunday 8.30 AM)

Other Times
No continuous circuits.
Single aircraft departures away from the valley and arrivals are permitted.
No continuous engine test runs permitted outside normal operating hours.

Noise sensitive areas

Noise sensitive areas exist around the airfield.
Late downwind and base legs for both RWY 36 and 18 are particularly sensitive.
Normal circuit heights should be adhered to.

Cost

A landing donation for airfield upkeep - $5 per visit - red box on shed near toilet.

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MOUNT BEAUTY AIRFIELD

Proprietors

Alpine Shire Council, Great Alpine Road, Bright, Vic.
Ph 03 5755 0555

Mout Beauty Airfield Committee of management

Contact: Tony Edwards 0420 372 084

Location

36 44.0 S, 147 10.0 E

The airfield is approximately one kilometre north of Mount Beauty, immediately north of the hydro power station regulating pondage and approximately one kilometre east of the Kiewa Valley Highway.

Elevation

1100 feet (335m) Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL)

Airstrip

Runway direction 14/32
Single Runway, unsealed gravel centre section, a 300m length is bitumen sealed from the 32 landing threshold
Runway useable length is approximately 905m and runway width (including grass area) is approximately 22 metres with the gravelled centre strip being approximately seven metres wide.

CTAF

126.00 MHZ

Parking

There is a general aviation all weather parking area with cable tie downs on the western side of the airstrip and on the northern side of the terminal building and facilities.

Activities

  • General aviation
  • Seasonal firebombing
  • Aerial ambulance
  • Sailplane gliders (winch and air-tow launching)
  • Ultralights
  • Microlights
  • Hang gliders
  • Para-gliders
  • Radio controlled models

Communications

All users should use an air band radio to monitor aircraft movements on 126.00.

All radio equipped aircraft must communicate with other aircraft on 126.00.

GA visitors must be vigilant for non radio equipped aircraft.

Caution

  • Grass surrounds of the strip may become soft after heavy rain.
  • Gliding winch is located in the paddock on the extended centreline of runway 32
  • Runway threshold 32 is permanently displaced 220m
  • Right hand circuits when operating off runway 32
  • Take off from runway 14 not permitted for powered aircraft due to steep terrain

Fly neighbourly

The Mount Beauty Airport Management Association welcomes aviators to use the facility and enjoy the surrounding panoramic scenery and the hospitality of the town.

In return we ask that pilots avoid flying over the town except when approaching to land if conditions require the use of runway 32.

Where operationally possible we encourage powered aircraft to use runway 14 for landings and 32 for takeoffs.

Cost

The airport is managed and maintained by the Airport Management Association using fees collected from airport users and leasees.

To assist the Management Association to maintain this facility we ask that pilots pay a landing fee of $5 per visit.

A collection box for the fees is located at the front of the terminal building.

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